If you’re serving rambutan on a fancy fruit platter, prepare them by cutting them in half so guests can hold the hairy half and show off their striking appearance. This will surely create some interest and conversation!
There’s a papery layer between the almond-like seed and the fruit that tends to come off when eating the fruit. This paper is safe and adds a bit of texture if you choose to eat it.
Keep the rambutan wrapped in plastic in the fridge if you wish to store it.
You can open up the fruit without a knife. If you aren’t worried about sticky hands, just pierce the skin with your thumb and pry it open!