Thursday, October 14, 2010

How to Eat Dragon Fruit

How to Eat Dragon Fruit 1

With all the dragon fruit pictures I've been posting, I realized that I've never shown you how to eat one. Not that you couldn't have figured it out on your own. OK, it was just an excuse to post more pictures. :P

Of course, you start by picking one off the vine.

How to Eat Dragon Fruit 2

I can't get enough of the pretty fuchsia skin and bright green scales.

How to Eat Dragon Fruit 3

Slice in half. There's no core to get in the way.

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Quarter the dragon fruit.

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Then slice into 1-inch sections for easier eating.

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You can then use a fork to spear the individual pieces.

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Not too sweet. Perfect for breakfast or a snack.

How to Eat Dragon Fruit 8

How to...
Eat a Jackfruit
Eat a Pomegranate

1 year ago today, Searching for Tide Pools.
2 years ago today, Pastitsio (Greek "Lasagna").
3 years ago today, Roasted Potatoes with Rosemary and Duck Fat.
4 years ago today, the first dragonfruits from my garden.


  1. Dragon fruit occasionally appear at our market, but I never ever buy them. Why? I don't know how to tell a ripe or a good fruit from a bad one. Could you post about that please?

  2. Phone home! Spectacular photos of this otherworldly fruit! I also appreciate the non-cloying quality.

  3. Biki,
    Hmm. I usually look for brighter, darker pink skin, that the scales aren't all dried out, and that feels heavy for its weight. Hope that helps!

    It does look alien-like, doesn't it? I remember the first time I saw them in Vietnam, I was blown away at the colors.

  4. Hi WC,
    I love these photos too, so I'm glad you posted them. I never buy dragon fruit in Europe, because it's a fruit that doesn't seem to travel well. Never tastes like much by the time it arrives here. In Vietnam, though...mmm!

  5. Tammy,
    Yeah, dragon fruit in stores here just tastes really bland to me. But the ones in Vietnam are so absurdly deliciously sweet.

  6. It looks so yummy I dont know if I can find it in the stores here in Colorado USA but I will look :)

  7. Jennie,
    Dragon fruit has become increasingly popular so you just might find it some day!


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