If you ask me, my favourite fruits are tropical. If they are not tropical, I find them quite bland. Tropical fruits tend to be sweeter and are equivalent to dessert. Mention durian, chempedak, rambutan or mango and my eyes light up. They also happen to be fruits I’ve loved since I was a toddler.
Lately the rambutans I’ve been having have not been as sweet or juicy as what I recall from childhood. They use to squirt with sweet juice. These days they seem dryer. So far the best ones I’ve had have been the more expensive ones from Cold Storage, with the stems removed and no yellow ones in the bunch – all very red and ripe. But 18 juicy fruits for S$3.90 is not too bad.
The ones from the markets usually have some yellow in them but they are much cheaper. You could probably get double for the same price, but the quality may not be as good. But it all depends. I am still sure if I search long enough I can find some cheap and even better quality rambutans at a market somewhere.
One of my favourite reds – rambutan red.
The beautifully wrapped ones from Cold Storage. Got these at the West Coast Plaza branch.