Rambutan is a medium-sized tropical tree in the family Spindaceae. The fruit produced by the tree is also known as rambutan. According to popular belief, rambutan is native to Indonesia and Malaysia.
In Panama and Costa Rica, it is known as “mamón chino” (Chinese Mamon), due to its Asian origin. In Vietnam, it is called chôm chôm, meaning “messy hair”, due to its spines covering the fruit’s skin.
Below are a couple of pictures of this delicious Asian fruit carried by José Luis at his shabby stand in Tumba Muerto. More tropical products will be exhibited during the upcoming days. Here we go.