With stirring winds on everyone’s mind in Hawaii at the moment, in light of that — or should we say “in color” of, a few Saturday’s ago as I strolled by Frankie’s Nursery at the ever amazing KCC Farmers Market (a.k.a. “KCCFM”) towards closing time, I couldn’t help but notice this bright purple drink they had out on the table.
Upon closer inspection, turns out it’s a Red Dragon Fruit & Mamey Sapote “Exotic Fruit Drink” (stirred = blended/processed being the connection). Since it was near closing time, the gal working there insisted I take one to try, no charge ($5 price otherwise), and I was like “shoots, Sistah!”.
Getting right to it, I don’t know about the Mamey Sapote as I’ve never tried that by itself before, but it certainly tasted like liquified Dragon Fruit, a.k.a. Pitaya, which I’d personally describe as being kinda’ a cross between a quava — sans the acidity — and Kiwi Fruit, with a subtle starchiness to it. Fragrant, yet non-descript if you will. lol
Another more figurative way to describe how this tasted is, if you ever wondered what that beautiful white and purple orchid in your cocktail would taste like as a drink in and of itself, this would be it. In reality it wouldn’t, but you get the idea.
Overall, I’d be disappointed if I had paid $5 for it, while even for free, this Dragon Fruit & Mamey Sapote “Exotic Fruit Drink” — at least flavor-wise — was just “a-aight”. It looks very attractive and refreshing, I’ll give it that.
We’ll keep this post short ‘n sweet (kind of). Yet being da’ “Podagee” I am, while we’re here, another truly bizarre oddity at Frankie’s that morning was this massive Jackfruit “chillin'” in its own rocking chair…
And no, that’s not Durian, thank God. Being a relative of breadfruit, you want to hear something shocking? I have NEVER EVER tried Ulu, the Samoan breadfruit. EVER. My cousin LOVES the stuff, eating it IIRC, roasted then buttered.
Finally from that day’s visit at KCC Farmers Market, speaking of stirred, check out this beautifully presented, albeit half-wiped out pan of Paella from Bon Appetit Artisanal Mediterranean Cuisine. In light of current events, a hip restaurant nickname for this dish other than Paella could be “Hurricane Seafood Rice”. Or perhaps “Arroz Con Madeline”. Yes? No? Ah, whatevahz. lol
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