Jun 30, 2008
The other day I stopped by the Wal-Mart and saw something I hadn't seen before. It was called Pitahaya, according to the sign above it. I'm always adventurous, so I decided to buy one and see how it was. They had a few sliced open, so I picked one that was of a similar firmness to the one that was open.
When I got home I looked it up on the internet and it's also called Red Dragon Fruit. I think I've heard of Dragon Fruit somewhere, sometime, but I had certainly never tried it.
The flesh inside is smooth and juicy. It is sort of like a kiwi and actually somewhat similar in flavor, though the one I had wasn't quite as sweet. I ate it by slicing it in half and then scooping out the flesh with a spoon. I had read on the internet that they're better chilled, so I ate half as a snack and put the rest in the fridge for breakfast.
Apparently these delectable treats are grown right here in Mexico. I love that there are so many strange fruits I've never tasted here. Recently I saw a Mamey in the produce section but wasn't sure what it was. I thought it was a potato, but it's actually a melon-type fruit.
Yesterday I bought a bunch of guayas. Check back here for my review of that tomorrow.