The first time I came across this exotic dragon fruit was in Japan when my father received it as a gift. The vivid shocking pink and bright green and the unusual shape with little flaps that look like scales just took our breath away. Then, when it was sliced open we were again, pleasantly surprised to see a white flesh with little black speckles! I think it’s the most beautiful fruit in the world. So, what does it taste like? Although the flavor is on the rather bland side, it has a very mild sweet flavor with the texture of a kiwi, it has a very juicy consistency.
This dragon fruit in the photo was grown in Honolulu by my mother’s neighbor Stanley. You see, several years ago, my mother who makes friends with everyone, got the roots of this fruit from Sam who owns the local Vietnamese restaurant in Honolulu. She shared it with Stanley who produced this wonderful fruit in his back yard, and lots of it too. Stanley is big on organic farming and he grows the most healthy and beautiful vegetables and fruit I’ve seen. Thank you Stanley for sharing one of your last dragon fruit with us! It was delicious and ever so beautiful! Mahalo.