What’s pink and green and spotted inside? Dragonfruit.
If you’ve been to Asia you’ve probably seen this fruit, but did you know it’s the fruit of a cactus? I’ll be honest I hadn’t even heard of this fruit before we got to SE Asia, and even then I looked at it suspiciously the first time. The inner flesh is white with black seeds and the texture is soft, like a kiwi fruit. The taste is somewhat tart, but not very strong.
We first ate cactus in Mexico. It was slimy and in a cactus salad the “juice” resembled something like ecto-slime. I didn’t want to touch it again. Looking at dragonfruit I can definitely see it’s resemblance to cactus fruit, thankfully though, the inside is more delicious and less like a prop for the ghostbusters.
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IF YOU GO: The floating markets of the Mekong Delta are worth the trip, their vibrant, colorful and an interesting peak to life along a river delta. Dragonfruit is found all over Southeast Asia, in fact a tour of dragonfruit countries would make a great list of places to go… are there dragonfruit holidays in Sri Lanka?