Bali Fruits

Bali, Indonesia

A bowl of 'hair fruits' at a roadside stand in Bali, Indonesia
Hair Fruit

We pulled up beside the roadside stand to find mangoes or other fruity delectables. Nancy loves food, especially tropical fruit. She actually squealed with delight when she saw the bowl of bright red, hairy fruits. They are fruit, right? Or nuts? Can we eat it?

Today we were driving from our B&B (Rumah Cantik) in Lovina Beach to the cultural and tourist center at Ubud. We chose a route up and over the high ridge lines in central Bali, hoping for a scenic view of the famous volcano, Mount Batur. We stopped several times along the way. Several stops were at food stands or textile vendors; twice we stopped for the view. What can I say? It was all photogenic.

At each food stand, Nancy enthusiastically bubbled out of the car to investigate what new might be found. First, she found the hair fruit (rambutan). We found snake fruit (salak) later in the day.

A pile 'snake fruit' in a bowl a roadside stand in Bali, Indonesia
Snake Fruit

For the record, both of these fruits pictured are actually quite tasty. Both are common in Bali; most establishments will serve them in fruit salads or breakfast bowls.

(Top Image [“Hair Fruit”]: Nikon D700 with Nikkor 28-300mm zoom at 160mm, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/30 sec.)

(Bottom [“Snake Fruit”]: Nikon D700 with Nikkor 28-300mm zoom at 85mm; ISO 450, f/5 at 1/30 sec.)

Bali Fruits is a post from: the Photo Tourist

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