Wednesday, April 1, 2009
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?