Two Years in the Kingdom of Wonder- Dragon Fruit

November 9, 2017

Hello All, and thanks for following me. This week blog post is about dragon fruit. There is lots of fruit in Cambodia. Some you may know such as coconut, banana, and pineapple. Although these familiar fruits may also be consumed in an unfamiliar way in Cambodia. For example, drinking coconut milk right from the coconut with a straw at a roadside stand. Eating banana fried which is a seriously tasty snack. If only this was actually healthy for you I’d be a happy man. I can buy the sweetest tasting pineapples at a road side stand for the equivalent of 50 cents. Pineapple is often cooked with vegetables over rice which happens to be my personal favorite. But there are a lot that are not commonly found in the US. This one is called dragon fruit. This of course is the English name. In Cambodia it is called something very different. But if you notice the tree and the outside of the fruit, you’ll know why we call it by this name. The flavor and texture is hard to describe but a really tasty fruit so if you do happen to see it in the store, give it a try. You won’t be disappointed.

Disclaimer: The content of this website is mine alone and does not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Government, the Peace Corps, or the Cambodian Government.


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