Rambutan: The Ancient Filipino Way of Cooking

Rambutan is a strange fruit. It’s an odd, spindly piece of fruit that can be found in the Philippines. And it doesn’t just look strange; the inside of a rambutan is also different from any other fruit you might find. But what does all this have to do with cooking?

Well, there are several reasons why rambutans are used in Filipino cuisine. First and foremost, they are a great source of dietary fiber. Second, they’re a great source of antioxidants and vitamin C. Third, they have a high content of niacin, which is important for healthy skin and hair. Finally, they’re also used as a Flavoring agent in many dishes.

What is Rambutan.

Rambutan is a plant that is native to the Philippines. Rambutan is a type of fruit that is often eaten as a snack or in cooking. It is usually boiled or steamed before it is eaten.

How to Make Rambutan Cakes

To make rambutan cake, you will need:

1) A bowl

2) A spoon

3) A small amount of sugar

4) eggs

5) Salt

6) Water or milk

7) Rambutan fruit (or any other fruit you would like to use for the cake mix)

How to Enjoy Rambutan Cakes

To enjoy rambutan cake, you will need:

1) The rambutan fruit you would like used for the cake mix

2) A pan or baking dish

3) The water or milk you will need to boiling the rambutan fruit (or any other fruit you would like to use for the cake mix)

4) Sugar

5) Eggs

6) Salt

7) A spoon or fork

The History of Rambutan.

Rambutan was brought to the Philippines from Southeast Asia around 6000 BC. There are references to it in ancient Filipino literature dating back to the 2nd century AD. The first written record of rambutan is from the 6th century AD, when a Buddhist Monk named Maha Ratna Bimbisara wrote about the fruit in his book, Kalinga-an.

According to some sources, the wild ancestor of Rambutan was probably discovered by Spanish explorers in 1521 while on a voyage through the Philippines. After being introduced to European cooking techniques during their travels, Filipino cooks began to cook and serve rambutan as a source of food.

What are the Different Types of Rambutan

There are several types of rambutan: sweet, sour, bitter, and pungent. The most common type is sweet rambutan, which is usually eaten as a snack or added to dishes like soup or coconut milk tea. Other types include sour rambutan, which is used in salads or as a condiment; and bitter rambotin, which is used for making pickles or curries. Some people also enjoy pungent (Meaning spicy) rambutans for its unique flavor profile.

How to Cook Rambutan

One way to enjoy Rambutan cake is by cooking it with eggs instead of butter or oil! This recipe yields an moist and tender cake that tastes great served hot or cold with vanilla ice cream or yogurt on top! Another favorite way to cook Rambutan is by frying it – this gives it a crispy exterior and a smooth interior that’s perfect for your next Asian cuisine meal!

Another great way to enjoy this delicious fruit is by using it in desserts – like these tart Rangitano Cake Cookies! They make excellent additions to any dessert dish and will be sure to please even the strictest eaters!

How to Use Rambutan.

Rambutan is a popular fruit in the Philippines and is often used to make cakes. To cure rambutan, cut it into small pieces and place them in a bowl with warm water. The water should cover the fruit completely and let it soak for at least an hour. After soaking, take the fruit out of the water and let it air-dry. Once dried, put the rambutan pieces back in the bowl with the water and let them soak for another 30 minutes.

Making Rambutan Cakes

To make rambutan cakes, you will need:

1 cup of flour

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 egg

1 tablespoon oil or butter

2 tablespoons sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3/4 cup milk

In a separate bowl, whisk together:

1/2 cup sugar

3 tablespoons cornstarch (or 1 teaspoon honey)

1 teaspoon baking powder (or 1 tablespoon baking soda)

pinch of salt

1/2 cup milk

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, salt, egg, oil or butter, sugar, vanilla extract, and milk. Stir until the ingredients are combined. Add the cornstarch or honey and stir until it is incorporated. Pour the batter into an 8-inch cake pan and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 to 30 minutes. Allow the cake to cool before serving.


Rambutan is a natural remedy that has been used by humans for centuries. It is a hard fruit that can be eaten raw or cooked, and has many health benefits. By knowing the history of Rambutan and how to use it, you can enjoy this healthy fruit in all its forms.