Rambutan with green mango

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This is a recipe from Thai Food by David Thompson. Thompson says that: "King Rama II compared the succulence and perfume of this dish to the pleasing tones of a lover's voice."

Rambutan with green mango
Photo: Steve Baccon

Ingredients

  • 1 Green mango
  • 20 rambutans
  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • a pandanus leaf (tied in a knot)
  • a pinch of salt
  • deep-fried shallots before
  • crushed ice

Method

Bring 1 1/2 cups of water and 1 cup of sugar to the boil, add a pandanus leaf (tied in a knot) and a pinch of salt, then simmer for 3 minutes. Allow the syrup to cool and remove the pandanus leaf. Peel 20 rambutans and prise out their seeds.

Finely shred a small green mango and mix with the rambutans. Pour the syrup over the fruit, add some crushed ice and sprinkle with deep-fried shallots before serving.

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  • Course - Dessert

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