How I love Asian soapberries! Longans, Lychees, Rambutans... exceptionally sweet and juicy, I can easily eat up to 2 kilograms at a time with no remorse whatsoever.
How about the Pulasan?
A close relative to the Rambutan, it has a similar taste but the flesh is softer and the seeds are actually edible raw, like nuts. I knew that the seeds could be eaten of course only after already going through a full bag of pulasan😅 The fruit is named after the Malay word ‘pulas’, translating to ‘twist’ and denotes the twisting motion one makes with their hands in opposite directions in order to open the fruit. They’re not that easy to find outside Southeast Asia and I feel even within Malaysia, so whenever I do get my hands on them it’s so rewarding!
I’ve paired up Pulasan and Rambutans here with my breakfast of Overnight Oats and Buckwheat mixed with Beetroot powder, Dried Blueberries, Goji and freshly grated Coconut.