Hahaha! I love the post title. That’s just me imagining I waged a war with a dragon and ate it. Gross, I know. I think I’m having weird side effects from watching too much kung-fu movies with the kiddo. That’s what she is into lately..
But I digress. I actually love eating the Dragon. The fruit that is. It’s just so yummy for me. I don’t like super sweet fruits and this one just got the right mild flavor plus the black seeds adds a little texture to it.
image credit: ifood.tv
I first tasted the dragon fruit, also known as pitaya back home in the Philippines. Tasted so good but I quit eating it coz its expensive there mostly because its not native to the place and its just being cultivated, plus the fact that its like a novelty fruit there.
But here in Phnom Penh, the dragon fruit is common place and very cheap, so I could literally feast on it. Probably because neighboring Vietnam produces a whole bunch of it. Here’s a wikipedia article about the dragon fruit you might want to hop over and read about it.
Photo taken from wholesaler’s market, Had Lek Thailand
This is also regularly served as desserts in restaurants and almost always included in Khmer buffets. I’m also pleased to know that yay! the dragon fruit is also very low in calories and contains very little saturated fat. It’s also high in vitamin C, fiber and minerals, cancer fighting anti-oxidants, a great source of dietary fibre and is particularly good for diabetics.
If you haven’t tried it, then do so. Aside from the nutritional values, it tastes really good. Specially when its chilled. =)