Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Pitaya on my Plate

So this morning, my mother went off to the local grocery around the corner, Namdhari's, and returned soon after, thrilled to bits with her 'spoils of war'. She took out this flaming pink fruit with tiny green flaps all around it. It is called 'Dragon Fruit' and retails at 160 bucks a kilo. Which basically means you get one fruit for that price.

Since we're both fruit bats by nature, our excitement over this new find could scarce be controlled. I dashed off to get my camera while she ran to telephone her brother with the news. Even the birth of a new baby in the family couldn't possibly evoke as much excitement.

Once the photo shoot was done, I did what any normal person would do in these circumstances. I Googled it. As it turns out, this fruit is also called Pitaya and is found in parts of South America, China and South-East Asia.

Now all that's left is to cut it open and eat it. Aut viam inveniam aut faciam!


  1. Re vera, cara mea, mea nil refert.

    I'm kidding ofcourse, how could I not be fascinated by a fruit that has dragon in it!;-)

  2. For everyone who has messaged me wondering about the taste (you included, "Boom"):

    Highly forgettable, kinda tasteless, in fact - give me a kiwi or even cactus fruit anyway!

  3. Ah, I'm glad I was not lured in by its exotic name and appearance then.


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