I used to love the Dried Dragonfruit that Trader Joe’s stocked a few years back and I was so disappointed when it was discontinued. Since their discontinuation I have been meaning to try a fresh one from chinatown but have never gotten around to buying one until recently.
Dragonfruit have a very unique hard to describe taste. When I first had tried the dried variety I did not immediately like them because it was different than other things I have had before but after a little bit the taste grew on me. It is a bit sweet and sour and has notes of kiwi. There are a few varieties out there the most common one I have seen in Chinatown being the pink skin and white flesh variety. If you can find a pink skinned one with red flesh those are sweeter.
Eating Dragonfruit plain is great but it would also be great as an addition to a tropical fruit salad, mixed with some Mango, Kiwi, Starfruit, and Papaya it would be a great addition to a summer barbeque spread or a Sunday brunch (see how to prepare below).
So if you can get your hands on a fresh dragon fruit pick one up and try it out who knows you just might like it.
To prepare to a dragonfruit you basically treat it like an avocado.
First you cut the fruit in half, then scoop out the flesh with a spoon and cut into cubes.
Serve in the shell of the dragonfruit or serve in another vessel.