Have you ever tried dragonfruit?
I have seen it for sale in Chinatown, and occasionally in city grocery stores, but the other day I found it in our local small-town grocery store (the YIG, aka Your Independent Grocer)! The produce manager was busy convincing a middle-aged woman (not me!) to try one. The last time I ate dragonfruit was in Cambodia in 2004 (very specific, eh?) so I decided to bring one home too.
When it's ripe, the flesh should have some give, like a ripe kiwi fruit. In fact, I find the taste of dragonfruit similar to kiwi.
It's a visually stunning fruit, all magenta and green on the outside, black and white on the inside. First you cut the fruit in half.
Scoop out each half with a spoon, remove any pink skin still stuck to it, and cut the halves into chunks. Eat. Yum!
You can read more about dragonfruit on Wikipedia.
And here's a short Toronto Star article on it.
I also bought some red-skinned bananas yesterday, which I find a bit more flavourful than the yellow ones. Brings back memories of our trips to hotter climes.