Adventerous Eaters Wanted: Slay the Dragon Fruit

Adventerous Eaters Wanted: Slay the Dragon Fruit

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Leela Cyd
Oct 21, 2010

By "slay," I mean, cut into this exotic fruit and eat it! If you can find one, you will be in for some fun.

The dragon fruit is most often found in Southeast Asia, China and some islands within the South Pacific. Its hot pink gnarled exterior gives way to a subtly-melon flavored interior, dotted with edible black seeds. I liken it to a cross between a honeydew and a kiwi, without the tang, more of the sweet essence shining through.

Throughout Vietnam and Thailand, the dragon fruit is also brought to the temple as an offering to Buddha, a particular goddess, or an ancestor. It is clear that the dragon fruit is mellow in flavor and big on appearance!

Do you like dragon fruit? How do you like to eat it?

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