Food Trip Friday: Red Dragon Fruit

I didn’t want to eat this coz I loooove the color too much. But hubby pointed out that nothing’s gonna happen if I don’t eat it and just stare at it and that he is already hungry. Heh. I just love how he deflates my crazy ‘balloon’of thoughts. See how well matched we are? I’m the dreamer, he’s the pragmatist. Lol. Anyway, back to my dragon fruit. I love this fruit to bits. In fact I did a post about this already – Feasting on the Dragon, but what I featured was the white variety.

Dragon Fruit

This is actually my first time to try the red one. I dunno why but I always end up buying the white one. But last week, our neighbors went to Siem Reap and when they came back they brought lots of goodies. Fruits, mostly.  They gave us a whole basket of sugar apple and red dragon fruit….

Dragon Fruit

Yumminess! I love this super chilled.

This is a Food Trip Friday entry.

22 Comments

  1. imriz

    August 12, 2011 at 10:33 am

    honestly, haven’t tried this fruit…but, i had watched in a cooking show how they made crepes out of that. i became interested…

    1. Lui

      August 19, 2011 at 7:58 am

      @imriz, it took me awhile to give it a go. the outside part is scary looking but the fruit itself is not that exotic. 🙂 thanks for visiting

  2. FoodTripFriday

    August 12, 2011 at 11:55 am

    They always have it here at our local asian store.How does it taste like?

    1. Lui

      August 19, 2011 at 7:59 am

      @willa, hmm, not too sweet just right. a bit watery so I love it super chilled. and the extra crunch from the seeds reminds me of soft sesame seeds.

  3. Vhen

    August 12, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    hubby bought dragon before but never tried it myself… he said its delicious 🙂

    have a great weekend!

    my entry:

    http://vhen.blogspot.com/2011/08/purple-yam.html

    1. Lui

      August 19, 2011 at 8:01 am

      @vhen,you should try it. esp if you’re not into very sweet food, you’d like it. =)

  4. Luna Miranda

    August 12, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    i love the color of your dragonfruit. sad to say, i was disappointed with this fruit—the taste was not as good as it looks.:p i had the white variety and it was tasteless.

    1. Lui

      August 19, 2011 at 8:02 am

      @luna, the red one is a bit more juicier.. yup its a bit bland compared to other fruits but it does work for me coz I don’t like too sweet stuff. =) thanks for dropping by

  5. Tetcha

    August 13, 2011 at 6:58 am

    I love dragon fruit, too, but I’ve only tasted the white variety. Is this better, or do they taste the same? Here’s my FTF entry: http://www.delightmyappetite.com/2011/08/food-trip-friday-bonchon-chicken/

    1. Lui

      August 19, 2011 at 8:04 am

      @Tetcha, actually it tasted the same. the red one is just a bit jucier and of course prettier =)

  6. Jay-agent112778

    August 13, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    oh! i never thought that it has a red variety. which is more yummy? the white one of this one?

    heres my FOOD TRIP FRIDAY entry

    1. Lui

      August 19, 2011 at 8:08 am

      @jay, tasted the same but the red one is nice to look at lol

  7. Margarita@ Pinoy Kitchenette

    August 13, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    i didn’t know there’s this red variety.. but i’ve tried the white ones. and i like it so much..
    and i’ve read somewhere there’s a loadful of healthy benefits in it 🙁

    happy FTF and a great weekend!
    just followed you.. visit my site and follow me too if you’d like

    here’s my FTF entry http://busykitchenette.blogspot.com/2011/08/adobong-pusit-squid-adobo.html

    1. Margarita@ Pinoy Kitchenette

      August 13, 2011 at 2:13 pm

      that should be a smiley … 🙂

  8. Pearl @ Sassy Chef Recipes

    August 13, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Looks like you two are a perfect match! Love the dragon fruit! 🙂
    Visiting from FTF: Lunch in Crisostomo, Nuvali ?

    1. Lui

      August 19, 2011 at 8:09 am

      Thanks Pearl 🙂 i do love your avatar~!

  9. mommygiay

    August 13, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Yeah! I looooove this fruit too. I always eat this when I am visiting Brunei, not here in the Philippines I don’t know where to find them.

    1. Lui

      August 19, 2011 at 8:13 am

      @mommygiay, yay! somebody shares the love. its comfort food for me not to mention its a really healthy fruit. sometimes it crops up in supermarkets in Pinas, in Cavite I think there is a farm of dragon fruit but its soo expensive..

  10. Rcel

    August 14, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    I have never tried this at all! Maybe the next time I’ll hop on the store, bibili na ako. Parang ang sarap eh! Err… you seemed to have convinced me to try this! Lol.

    Want a bite of my Choco-topped Shakoy? Lol. Have a great weekend!

    1. Lui

      August 19, 2011 at 8:15 am

      @R-cel, i think you;d like it esp after you;ve eaten a lot of flavorful food. it cleanses the palate and medyo matabang sya =)

  11. Darly

    August 15, 2011 at 12:53 am

    ive never tried this fruit ever, para kasing nakakatakot yung hitsura

    Enjoy the week ahead, and hope you check my FTF entry too.

  12. OSeñorita

    August 18, 2011 at 1:18 am

    I haven’t tried dragon fruit. But I’ve seen it at supermarkets. Maybe I got scared with it’s outside appearance. LOL!!! I haven’t seen the inside of it and guess doesn’t know how to eat it. But as I’ve seen it from your pics…hmmm…it doesn’t look bad…Makes me wanna try some!

    http://www.orangesenorita.com

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