A year ago I fell in love with dragonfruit. I found a few at Whole Foods aka Whole Paycheck for.... $9.98 each! Gasp. I know. I picked it up, sat it down, circled the aisle. Picked it up, sat it down, circled the aisle. 15 minutes later I justified it to myself and I bought it. It was worth it. It was small, pretty, and magenta.
It was mildly sweet which made the fruit all the more interesting. Being that it's such a spectacle, I would have expected different.
I was dying to find the variety that features white inside flesh. I had heard that it was sweeter. I did some investigating and learned that an Asian market called the 99 Ranch Market sold dragonfruit. The closest location to me is in Gardena, CA. 15 -20 minute drive. Quick!
Here's what happened.
I wish I could see what's happening to your faces right now. My jaw dropped.
There is so much to appreciate here. I bought 6! $2.99 each! I got a white one!
Like rising buildings or a toss of the dice. Instead of scooping out the flesh I cut it mango-style as I once saw Wendi Phan from Wendiland do. The fruit skin didn't allow for the fruit to peel out, so it rose instead. A a weird, quirky, glorious vision.
Fresh, sweet, light , delicate crunch from the barely-there seeds, and color color color. It was indeed sweeter than the magenta flesh fruit, but I'm also adding in the fact this shipment is far superior to what I had found at Whole Foods.
Filled to the brim with gratitude and contentment. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I'll be back next week!
All photos by Lady J © Aug 2015
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