This is a Phan Thiet Dragon Fruit.
Pretty exotic looking eh?
Well, begin peeling this sucker and what you’ve got is a whitish fruit flesh that is run though with small, black seeds about the same size and shape of sesame seeds.
Don’t count on it.
Dragon fruit tastes like soft, chewy,……….NOTHING.
No flavor. Zip, nadda, nothing, absent, hasta la vista baby, departed, gonzo, vanished, defunct, non-existent.
Pretty, exotic looking, but BLAND.
Now, check this ugly sucker out!
This is a mangosteen.
This ugly, pitiful looking fruit was introduced to me by some Westerners living here in China…a name placed on it by none other than the famous, “Annie from Malaysia.” My Southeast Asian connection.
You squeeze it and if it’s ripe, It’ll crack wide open for you, revealing the white, slimy garlic shaped fruit meat inside.
Yet another proof that judging the book by the cover never works!!!!