Each time you head out to a fruit market or stall, there are several fruits you are sure to encounter. Other than the oranges, bananas, and apples, a large pool of other fruits increases the planet’s incredible biodiversity. Lychee, pomelo, persimmon, and durian are some exotic fruits that most people have never heard of, let alone seeing. Although most of these fruits are natives to Southeast Asia, you can quickly get them from Asian food stores in America. Exotic fruits come in all types of sizes, shapes, tastes, and weird appearances. Some fruits are furry, fuchsia, while some have bright white flesh. If you have not yet experienced these uncommon, natural, yet incredible fruits, you need to expand your culinary horizons.
Chom Chom (Rambutan)
The outside of this fruit can be exotic and strange due to the spiky looking hairs. It is a relative of lychee, thus the similarity in flavor and texture capped with a soft and juicy pale interior. Rambutan is less sweet than lychee, and therefore you can enjoy several fruits at a time. Due to its crazy appearance, you can buy several fruits and place them in your house for decorative purposes.
This fruit is commonly known for its potent smell. While a few people find the smell intoxicating, most people cannot stand it. You will need to brave the stench and take a bite of the fruit whose taste is similar to that of almond custard. You can alternatively use durian in anything from candy, durian ice creams, desserts, and traditional soups for a more pleasant taste.