As I perused the produce department at Whole Foods a couple of weeks ago, I did a double take in front of a peculiar Lychee-looking fruit. When I stopped to inspect, an employee informed me that what I was examining was in fact, similar to a Lycee but called a Rambutan. I was intrigued and they allowed me to sample. It was definitely rather Lychee-like in both flavor and texture, though less sweet. I brought home a bagful, knowing that Izzy would be intrigued.
We dissected one together, slicing gently through the tough, wiry exterior, revealing the soft fruit inside.
After having consumed the entire bag. Yes. He did like them. We were left with all of these funny, spiky shells.
Izzy immediately put them to good use.
Elephant looks fetching, doesn't he?
Polar Bear doesn't look too shabby either.
Izzy Eats: The art of raising a gourmand, one bite at a time
Stirring tales of eating, cooking and foraging in my never-ending quest to provide, great-tasting (local and organic whenever possible) EATS for me and my boy(s).