Saturday, June 30, 2007
The Beauty of Dragon Fruit
Dragon fruit is in season, so needless to say I'm eating a lot of it. It's cheap, it's beautiful, and when it's in season, it's really pleasant to eat.
Unfortunately, dragon fruit gets a bit of a bad rap. Perhaps the initial taste cannot measure up to the striking appearance. I've met many a person who tells me that they do not buy dragon fruit becasuse it tastes bland. This is a shame because right now the dragon fruit is excellent. It's being sold by vendors with baskets, on carts, out of the backs of trucks, and even prepared and served in plastic bags.
Ask any thai person about fruit and they can tell you what order fruit comes into season. This is good to know as it is useful to shop for what is in season becase: if it's in season, it has likely come from very nearby, it is fresh, it tastes better than the fruit that is out of season, and it is very very cheap. I don't buy fruit that is out of season because it is not as fresh, tasty or cheap. Right now dragon fruit can be had for between 15-20 baht a kilo. I'll be having a lot.