Rambutan is one of the weirder looking tropical fruit that we have here. It's also very refreshing on these extremely hot and humid days.
This is a rambutan! In Lao it's called Mak Ngo. Mak means fruit. Ngo is the actual name. The vowel is so short. It's a very glottal sound and is still really difficult for me to pronounce!
This is the inside of a rambutan.
This is the part of the rambutan that you can eat. There is a white seed on the inside.
Once you're finished eating a rambutan, it seems wrong to just throw away the hilarious-looking rind. But what should you do?
Why, put them in your eyes, of course!
Hong got the hang of it much faster than I did...
...but I got it eventually. Sort of.