Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Fire-dragon fruit

I don't think I've yet written about this little bit of heaven, which looks a bit like a space alien. The Chinese name for it translates as "Fire-Dragon Fruit," and it's easy to see why.

You eat it by chopping it open to reveal this:

The center, with its tiny black seeds, has a texture a little drier and more crunchy than a kiwi fruit, and just as sweet. Just one makes a pretty good-sized meal.

By the way, the Chinese meat cleaver shown in the picture has become my best friend. It's amazingly useful -- how have I gotten by without one for so many years?


  1. I was going to ask about that impressive-looking cleaver earlier when you sent me the pic ...did you buy it?. .or. .is it part of the "furnishings" of the apt?

  2. Nah, I had to buy it. Cost me about $5.

  3. Faantaastical Fruit!

    Reminds me of my Portuguese teacher who said he was shocked to find such a very very limited selection of fruits and vegetables in US grocery stores. He would have loved China I am guessing.