So I just ate a dragon fruit for the first time. Based on how good they look, I was expecting a strong and exotic flavor.

So I just ate a dragon fruit for the first time. Based on how good they look, I was expecting a strong and exotic flavor.
But they seem to taste like nothing. They are neither sour nor sweet. They taste like cucumber. What's going on?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pretty much. I have had a couple that were really good, but most have been as you describe. I have no idea how to tell without tasting but they are like $7 each where I am so frick that. The last one made my mouth and throat burn as well, don't know why.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >last one made my mouth and throat burn as well, don't know why.
      cuz you were about to start breathing fire dummy

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >But they seem to taste like nothing
    Don't know if you ever ate a wild strawberry from out of your yard but that's exactly what they taste like.
    Which is nothing.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Those aren't strawberries.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You want me to use the fricking Latin name?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You mean potentilla indica? Yeah, not a strawberry.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            What point do you think you're making

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >wild strawberries from yard taste like nothing
              It is quite befuddling to read someone say that wild strawberries have no flavor when they are actually well known for their strong flavor. I can attest to this because I have actually foraged and consumed real native wild strawberries. Their taste is pure concetrated essence of strawberry. Truly a taste experience one is unlikely to forget. However, there is a very common plant that to the layman resembles a strawberry even though it is not a strawberry. This false strawberry is indeed very bland and tastes predominantly of nothing. Having tasted both myself, I can only conclude that when you say wild strawberry has no flavor you are actually describing the false strawberry which is not a strawberry.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                above a small creek forgotten by time, there were sandstone walls cut like _) this with wild strawberry vines hanging down, and they were the best ever.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >It is quite befuddling
                I didn't read the rest of your post, but I read this line in just the gayest possible voice. There's just no other way to read it, you sound like a massive homo.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                This Chad writes however he wants. You have an inner voice that sounds like a gay. Do the math on that one, dicklicker.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >However, there is a very common plant that to the layman resembles a strawberry even though it is not a strawberry. This false strawberry is indeed very bland and tastes predominantly of nothing.
                Yes you fricking boylover that was that guy's point and why he asked if you really wanted him to use le scientific binomials when you obviously knew he meant the bland shitty ones since he was comparing them to dragon fruit. Christ we need a cure for autism and total esl death.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >bland shitty ones
                See what he did? He's got you implying that they're strawberries and you don't even realize it. They aren't strawberries.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                And most white people have never seen the Caucasus

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                you talk like a gay and your shit is all moronic

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Not him but the point he's making is that you probably have not tried a wild strawberry. There is a plant he mentioned commonly called a mock strawberry or indian strawberry, it looks very similar to a wild strawberry but has almost no flavor at all and what is there is nothing like a strawberry. If you ever get to taste a wild strawberry you'll find it's a very strong flavor

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >wild strawberries taste like nothing
      the frick? Do you have tastebuds?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > Don't know if you ever ate a wild strawberry from out of your yard but that's exactly what they taste like.
      Which is nothing.
      Ironically, actual wild strawberries that you can find in the Rocky Mountains are some of the most delicious fruits on planet Earth. 10x more flavor but only modesty more sweet than a grocery store strawberry. I had something similar when I was in Japan, but even that was nothing like a wild strawberry.

      The little red fruits that grow in your yard I think are a different species.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the white ones taste very mild and mid
    the pink ones (in your pic) are sweeter. But also much pricier.
    Theres also a yellow variety but Ive not tried that before.

    Dragonfruit is much more enjoyable served cold.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yellow is excellent. Personally, I've never tried red, but I've heard it's great too. The only time I saw it, it was like $10 a fruit and I couldn't justify it just to sate curiosity.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/OEAjkCP.jpg

        So I just ate a dragon fruit for the first time. Based on how good they look, I was expecting a strong and exotic flavor.
        But they seem to taste like nothing. They are neither sour nor sweet. They taste like cucumber. What's going on?

        you want the yellow ones

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah they're a lie

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah, I fell for this shit, a few weeks ago. Never bought one, in my life. They get by on the fact that they look amazing. About as much flavor as tapwater. I tossed it in the trash - which is a rare thing.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >grocery store
      That's your problem. They're not ripe.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Reddish skin with green fins - pretty much OP's pic. Firm with no soft spots. What should I be looking for, or what's a good way to ripen them?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They only ripen on the plant. Most dragonfruits that you'd find at the grocery store are picked before they're ripe so they don't spoil on the thousand mile trip to wherever you live, which is why they're bland and flavorless. If you don't live in a climate where they grow them, you're SOL.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Oh, frick:{ OK, scratch that one off the list.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Not so fast, you can ripen any fruits at home by putting apples next to them. People usually do it for unripe oranges

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    dragon fruit smoothie with greek yogurt and a handful of tart raspberries thrown in is nice, but i wouldn't go out of my way to get it. it cant stand up on its own

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    One of the classic grocery store traps. Starfruit got me like that too.
    Passionfruit is actually fricking delicious though. Depends on your budget whether it's worth like $5 per little fruit.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >can't taste starfruit
      ????????
      Its literally the most flavorful fruit possible

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Someone hasn't ever had a durian

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          composted onion, while flavourful, is not what I look for in fruit.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They have a nice texture and sometimes can be pretty sweet
    Red ones might colour your urine and poop though

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They taste good

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you fell for the meme

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When I was in China I bought some and was gonna have, but my Chinese roommate told me that they have to be prepared a certain way to bring out the flavors.
    I ended up forgeting to eat them and she ate them when I was out. Still don't know how they taste

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Try the yellow dragonfruit. They have a lot more flavor. Just don't eat more than one, they can give you the shits if you overdo it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You tell me that NOW
      I ate 2 dragon fruits last week and I'm still shitting out those little black seeds

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What's going on?
    What's going on here is that your moronic ass can't stop making threads about Dragonfruits tasting bland for the nth time

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They taste like kiwi to me but minus all the sourness. There's a yellow variety that's smaller but even sweeter, you might like that. Or try prickly pears if you want an actually flavorful cactus fruit

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    try sticking your dick in the peel after eating it. feels amazing tbh

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    they were bred for looks not flavor
    their only purpose is to look good on IG posts

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah ancient mayans really cared about instagram lol

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    speak of the devil, I bought one yesterday.
    Going to throw it in my smoothie.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It was unripe... but even ripe, they're not amazing, kind of a vaguely citrusy, cucumber-watery swettness.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I live in Thailand and my wife always eats these. I don't get how it survives amongst so many other delicious tropical fruits for sale here and it's all so cheap. It has no taste beyond slightly soapy to me.
    We have to fly back to the states in the spring to visit and check on one of my rentals that I may sell, so I'm smashing on all the cheap fruit more than normal. I can only imagine how expensive tropical fruit is there by now.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      oh it's you. you're married already? how'd that happen?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You might be mistaking me with someone else. I've been married since 2005.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          will you tell the class how it happened anyways?

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ate a couple of those in China
    they taste like bland kiwi

    but it's pretty funny because they make your poop turn red

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is unironically the worst thread on Culinaly ever

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The point is that the flavor is mild. It's not for everyone but it's one of my favorite fruits.

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