Thursday, August 12, 2010

Biting The Dragon

Southeast Asia's many delights include a cornucopia of tropical fruit, which added much sweetness, refreshment, and delight to our 18-day odyssey in Vietnam and (briefly) Thailand. Case in point: the dragon fruit, pinkish red on the outside, pulpy white with black dots on the inside, a texture similar to wiki but without a hint of citrus...

And here's the dragon fruit growing on a tree, in Vietnam's Mekong Delta..
The Wiki-wizards inform me that the Hylocereus family is native to Latin America (where I've never encountered it) but was transplanted with great success to Southeast Asia and China.. So many fruits in the world, and so little time.. I miss the fresh fruit, but it is nice to be home...

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