August 20, 2014

Tasty Tuesday: Guess This Food

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As someone who is interested in everything food, I was on alert all week while I was in Guatemala.  As I have already shared, I caught a glimpse of the kitchens of some of the families. I learned how to stretch the dollar by shopping at the market, and I was gifted with the opportunity to serve meals in the afternoon to children that live in the surrounding areas.

Aptly named the Manna Ministry, children are guaranteed at least one hot meal a day, even if they are not part of the orphanage. Unsupervised children of all ages  hike, sometimes miles, to receive their lunch and then we would share the afternoon with them.

Simple fare was served, but it filled their bellies, and made for lots of smiles.

In fact, it’s even easier for me now to continue my No Spend, Pantry Challenge. We’ve been home for a few days now, and I have only purchased a hand full of items.

My eyes were open to a variety of interesting “delicacies,”

I love trying to guess some of the new foods. Here is my featured photo from above.

Any guesses?

Have you ever seen this food before?

Simple Rules for Tasty Tuesday Parade of Foods –  As always, please link directly to your recipe post and not your blog URL, so that everyone can find your exact recipe months from now. The new image link that I am using will not accept your recipe without a link back here to beautyandbedlam.com.

Also, Please limit the number of posts you link, and do not link up a recipe meme that you have started. Thanks for your understanding.
TastyTuesday200pix How One Sandwich Will Feed a Village




Comments

  1. Back in the Philippines, where I grew up, we call that fruit ‘rambutan’. Its very similar to lychee.

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  2. Are they some kind of berry? They look really cool.

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  3. I agree, it looks like a berry of some sort. This was an interesting post and timely. It always puts into perspective how much “extra” and waste we have in the US….

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  4. I’ve seen pictures before but never seen the fruit myself. Very cool looking. Thanks for hosting.

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  5. Rambutan…my former sister-in-law was from the Philipines and she loved it!

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  6. Is it lychee? It looks like a fruit we had when we lived in the Philippines.

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  7. I tried to backlink first which I did and it still didn’t let me in — can’t waste any more time here and will not come back until you turn that off.

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    Jen Reply:

    Jill – I am so sorry that somehow the system doesn’t work with your link. That is so odd. You should only have to have beautyandbedlam.com in there and it should have no problems. Technology – can’t live with it, can’t live without it. UGH!

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  8. It is rambutan. It is About the size of a plum, you peel and eat it. It taste like a grape but with a large seed in the middle yummy

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  9. that looks like rambutan! tasty little things!

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  10. I have linked up a million (maybe not a million) but today it is not letting me, just wanted to tell you i aprriciate you having this linky

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    Jen Reply:

    Hmm – so sorry that you had problems. That is so odd. I need to check and see if I accidentally put in something different. I have beautyandbedlam.com as the linky necessary. My apologies.

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  11. I don’t have a clue; some kind of berry. Were they good?

    Thanks for the link-up.

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  12. Thanks for hosting again this week. I’m assuming it’s a berry of some sort, but I’ve never seen it. When you tell us what it is, will you also share how they prepare it? Or if they just eat it fresh?

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  13. Joy Vanderley says:

    Litchis! We loved them in Ecuador. The texture makes me think of rolling an eyeball around in my mouth – but delicately delicious! They are available canned in the States, too.

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  14. Lorelei says:

    “Brickle berries” They were in the story “What was I Scared of?” by Dr. Suess ; ) (Jk!)

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  15. Kayleen says:

    They’re Rambutans. My husband and I got to eat those in the Philippines several years ago, and we miss them so much! They’re really yummy :) I believe they are not the same thing as a Litchi, but related to them.

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  16. Guanamana? (I don’t know if that’s how it’s spelled, but I ate something like it in Coasta Rica, I think)

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  17. Looks like lychee

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  18. Looks very much like the lychee I saw in China recently.

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  19. I think the yellow flesh thing the boy is eating is a peeled mango.

    The red fruits are interesting looking. I’ve never had /seen them before..

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  20. Ohhh, wow! I know I’ve seen that fruit before, but I had no idea what it’s called.

    When I was staying with a family in Southern France, the son had just come back from a mission trip from Africa with the following fruit: http://bit.ly/mUSubm

    Thank you so much for sharing!
    ~Cheryl B.

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  21. I have no idea what the foods are – but I want to take each one of those little ones home and love them. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. I am a Filipino and I love this fruit back home..its called Rambutan.We even have giant Rambutan,its big,sweet,juicy with more flesh…hmmmmnnn..I remember the good old days..thank you for sharing.I brought my Filipino Cocido

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  23. In English, it’s called rambutan. Lots of them in Southeast Asia. A favorite fruit of mine. In Vietnamese, it’s called “Chom Chom”.

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  24. Beth Gregal says:

    Hi,
    I have actually tried these thinking they were a Lychee.
    Bought them in a can from one of the ethnic groceries.
    FYI
    Some trivia here, these were the berries they talked about on
    Ugly Betty. They did not call them Rambutan, I don’t know why.
    It was a whole episode on them, but they never said how to eat them or what they tasted like.

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  25. I’m guessing they are rabuton, also known as Lychee to the South Asian community.

    Also my first time linking here, hope I’ve followed the rules. Kind wishes.

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  26. They’re rambutan. A really delicious fruit. They taste like grapes to me but with a big seed.

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  27. Heather says:

    In my husband’s native Nicaragua, we devour these “mamon chinos” or Chinese mamone. One of my favorites!

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  28. This is rambutan. We lived in Malaysia for 8 yrs and it was my daughters favorite fruit. She misses it!!!

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  29. Have never seen before, but they look so interesting! Thanks for hosting!

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  30. they have them in cambodia as well. we call them eyeball fruit!! i’ve been there three times for missions trips, cambodian fruit is the best!!!

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