Notes · · San Cristóbal de Las Casas

Regálame Rambután

A wheelbarrow of rambután in the market

Wheelbarrows of rambutan in the municipal market of San Cristobal de Las Casas

Rambután for sale from the back of a car
Weighing rambután
Rambután opened to show the semi-sweet pulp

A handful

The fruit of the Rambutan tree is fuzzy, red, and about the size of a golf ball. It’s native to Malaysia, but recently it has become a valuable crop in southern Mexico and Central America. People in Chiapas crack open the husks and snack on the semi-sweet white pulp everywhere—on the street, in cars, and on the small buses that go from town-to-town.

Rambután meets the music of Barry White