dragon fruit

@aribaba (368)
Indonesia
July 30, 2007 5:26pm CST
My friend is very keen on this fruit, Dragon fruit! Have you tasted this kind of fruit? What do think about it? Also I watch on tv couple days ago. Dragon fruits could be use in a soup, do you think that's good taste?
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@anonymili (3140)
31 Jul 07
Dragon fruit - The pitaya (also known as pitahaya, dragon fruit, huo lóng guo, strawberry pear, nanettikafruit, or thanh long) is the fruit of several cactus species, especially of the genus Hylocereus, but also see Stenocereus. Native to Mexico and Central and South America, these vine-like epiphytic cacti are also cultivated in Southeast Asian countries such as Vietnam, the Philippines, and Malaysia. They are also found in Taiwan, Okinawa, Israel, and southern China. The pitaya only blooms at night; they are large white flowers that are often called Moonflower or Queen of the Night.
Until earlier today I had not even heard of dragon fruit but I ate some yesterday - my hubby's friend gave us two boxes of fruit as a gift and it was full of weird and wonderful fruit including dragon fruit. I tried it and wasn't very keen on it, mostly because it looks very odd - I tried two bites of it and then gave up, I don't know if I disliked the taste, but I definitely did not taste it and think "Mmmmm I really like this!" LOL! I had never even seen it before and funnily enough just looked it up before I came across this discussion!
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@aribaba (368)
• Indonesia
31 Jul 07
Wowh, lucky you. You tasted it already! I haven't taste it yet instead. Though there were a lot of Dragon Fruit in our place. So far I just knew it from my friend's said. I gotta to taste it in the near time. LOL
@qouniq (1968)
• Malaysia
1 Aug 07
we have the one with the dark pink color over here and my sister like it. I never try it yet because i am a person who will eat the food which have a nice look. Dragon fruit look a bit weird to me and since it is from the cactus, I guess it must taste different because I never had anything from the cactus. I think it will taste nice in the soup provided the soup is Chinese style soup or at least the clear soup mixed with some chicken perhaps.
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• United States
28 Dec 07
I have had the dragon fruit sobe's but thats it, I have never tried the actual fruit. But the drink wasn't bad, it was interesting. I liked the smell of it so It would make a good smell for soap.
@ctrymuziklvr (11063)
• United States
27 Aug 07
I've never heard of dragon fruit but that's probably because I've never been to your country. It sounds strange that it can also be used in soup...I think I'm going to check that out. I love trying new foods.
@soulgurl (153)
• Malaysia
23 Aug 07
Yes ive heard of dragon fruit and it is the dragon fruit season here in malaysia. I think it tastes alright.Its not really sweet nor sour..I havent tried it with soup but I like to have it with vanilla ice cream.