I have some new foods for you guys to check out. I’ve seen dragon fruit on Coco’s blog, so when I saw it at 99 Ranch (Chinese grocery store), I knew I should try it. It was $3.49/pound. I think this fruit was about $2. I should really look for dragon fruit recipes. Any suggestions?
I cut it in half and took off the peel; then I cut it in pieces and ate it plain.
It was kind of boring. It wasn’t very sweet, and didn’t have a very distinct flavor. I guess dragon fruit just isn’t my thing. It was worth a shot though. I hear that it’s better chilled (?). Here’s some dragon fruit nutrition information…
Dragon fruit is also called pitaya. In Chinese it’s huǒ lóng guǒ (火龍果/火龙果), which means fire dragon fruit, or lóng zhū guǒ (dragon pearl fruit). In Vietnamese it’s thanh long (green dragon). The redder the fruit, the more Vitamin C it has. It’s also a good source of fiber, phosphorus, and calcium. Dragonfruit has albumin antioxidants, which are helpful for preventing cancer. It’s pretty versatile – diabetics in Taiwan sometimes eat it instead of rice. Dragon fruit is very low calorie.
If you hadn’t noticed, my new favorite photo place is outside on my balcony. I balance food on the thin railing, which scares Bobby… but it usually gives me perfect lighting.
I found something to make up for the dragon fruit disappointment though…
Korean Roasted Seaweed! These come in packs of 3 and they were on sale for $1 per pack (of 3). The ingredients are just seaweed, oil, and salt. They are crispy and very slightly oily (not overly so) which gives them a nice flavor. I used to go through packs of these like crazy, but for some reason I stopped buying them a while ago.
I picked up these seaweed treats and a bunch of other goodies at 99 Ranch last night when I met up with my new bloggie friend, Linda. I met her at the KERF meetup on Sunday and it turns out she lives pretty close. I actually met up with another new friend yesterday too; we walked and talked and got yummy tea together. I accidentally ended up walking about 5 miles. I love making new friends 🙂
How do you usually meet new people?
P.S. I got on Foodgawker and Tastespotting yesterday! I love my new camera!