nephelium (French), Pulasan (German), ngoh kon saan (Thai), pulasan (Malay/Indonesian), bulala (Philippines)
(Nephelium mutabile — Family Sapindaceae)
Pulasan is closely related to the rambutan, but has much shorter hairs on the dark red skin.
In most varieties, the seed is large and there is little pulp; but what there is, is more delicate and sweeter than that of the rambutan.
In addition, the seed is more easily removed, although there is a seedless variety grown in Thailand.
The fruit is either eaten raw as is or made into jam.