Monday 4 August 2008

Enter The Dragon - Dragon Fruit

On a shopping spree I came across this weird and wonderful item in the fruit section of my supermarket, it name is Dragon Fruit and it is imported from Vietnam. It was quite pricey but I new I had to give it a try.

Gosh what a surprise inside not at all what I was expecting,

once I'd cut it I wasn't really sure what to do with it, so, I took a spoon & scooped out a little to try.

Now to try to explain the texture and taste, well the texture is very similar to a watermelon and the taste is like a weak honey melon very disappointing as I was expecting it to be tangy similar to passion fruit.
I ate half and then gave the other half to my neighbour as he is a bit green fingered and is going to try to grow some of the seeds. I'll let you know how he gets on.


Anonymous said...

Hi Jak
Looks very interesting
I can see why you bought it.
The inside looks like the inside of a kiwi fruit with
all the little black seeds.

Debs said...

Rather you than me, that looks a bit disgusting to me lol.
i don`t like melon anyway though but I don`t think I`d have bought it in the first place cos I wouldn`t have had a clue how to prepare it

Suzanne said...

Wow - I have seen these before but never opened - they look a work of art
Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

You are adventurous Jak :)
Think they had something similar on this morning and they put it into red wine to enhance the flavour..hmmmm:)

Scossie Jane said...

Amazing what's out there isn't it! You were rather brave however, I don't think I could have tasted it, really weird. Mind you, I probably wouldn't have bought it, looks like it came from Mars!!! xx

Margaret A said...

I think the best thing you could do with this fruit is use it as a subject for a still life would make a lovely We sell them and at least I got to taste it for free...yuk.

Anonymous said...

WOW... never heard of it. but I did find this:
how did it taste?
You are so adventurous. Not me!

Anne said...

First thought that came into my head was - how has Jak made this - until I scrolled further down!!! I have to say I like your cards much better........x

Ann Whitfield said...

We got one of these last week Jak - not a lot of flavour but pleasant enough. Don't think it was worth £1.65 though!
Ann x

Serendipity said...

You are a brave woman! I'm still trying to work up the courage to try a Star Fruit! Do you eat the seeds too? The inside reminds me of poppy seeds.

~ Pam
(prhansen on PTI)

Lavender Rose said...

I spotted one for the first time last week Jak, glad I didn't buy it now! pretty to look at but don't fancy eating it!

Linda said...

They seem to be quite common out here, but haven't tried one, never been adventurous enough. Maybe on the next shopping trip will pick up one and give it a whirl

SundayL said...

Hello there,

I did a similar "test" of this fruit and losted it on my blog too... here's the link

I think it's the colour that intrigued me first, must be the "crafter" in us!

I will update the post to link it to yours! You never know we may end up on a "Dragon Fruit" web!

Anonymous said...

I am belately reading your blog and discovered this entry about the dragonfruit. It is a cactus fruit, but in flavour & texture it is more closely related to a kiwifruit. When properly ripe it is not actually tangy but neither is it sweet. It has a subtle flavour and it makes a wonderful addition to a fruit salad. I love to juice it up with watermelon, rockmelon and kiwi fruit with a dash of lime (or lemon) as a refreshing juice.

Michelle (from Australia)