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ingredient stalker: what is dragon fruit?



Here's a short video about how to select and prepare Dragon Fruit (火龙果, hǔo lóng gǔo), a funny looking fruit that doesn't get the attention it deserves! You can buy Dragon Fruit at specialty grocery stores or Asian markets. When selecting, pick firm dragon fruits with a bright red peel color and green (not brown) tips. It has a sharp, sweet taste kind of like a kiwi-- great for salads and salsas. 

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Where could I get this interesting fruit? It sounds like it has many possibilities not only in Asian recipes, but much more! I don't think I've seen it in my local Kroger.
October 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCocina Cook
I used to eat dragonfruit all the time when I lived in Thailand. My mom adds to curries sometimes but I like to eat it plain. I heard it's an aphrodisiac. Not so sure about that tho :)
October 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKuo
Those have always looked intimidating to me. I saw these for sale at Dean and Deluca when I was in D.C. I had no idea they looked so tasty inside. I wonder if they would make a good sorbet?
October 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle
I wonder if you can mash them up!!!!
October 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTanya Harding
Where can I buy these? I want one! They look crazy. I like the video.
October 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfruity
This is great you guys! Everything sounds so delicious! Can't wait until the cook book comes out!

October 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAshley Harville
fun site!
November 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterccoy

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