Dragon Fruit in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Dragon Fruit growing in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam

Today’s travel photo is of some Dragon Fruit growing at an orchard in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. A lot of people come to Southeast Asia and have no idea what this fruit is, and I was the same when I first came to the region a couple of years ago.

Dragon Fruit certainly looks a little scary, but it is in fact very sweet and delicious. Once you peel the skin off, the inside is usually white (though there are pink varieties as well) with lots of little black seeds. The look and texture of the fruit reminds me of kiwi fruit, but the taste isn’t as strong. I think it makes a great addition to a tropical fruit plate or a fruit salad, along with some mango, papaya and watermelon.

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