Version 1 - White washed!
Enter the dragon. Sarikei has grown dragon fruits (from the cactus plants) over the recent years. It's originally from Central America or Mexico but is grown extensively in Vietnam & Malaysia. It's also known as pitahaya but you can expect Asians to come up with creative names like dragon fruit for its prominent scales. It's quite bland but is very rich in Vitamin C. It's expensive relative to other local fruits (probably because of its novelty & its fancy name). It's best served chilled.
Its flesh is white or red. You can expect the locals to like the coloured version which is perceived to have more nutrients (or is it nothing but just a colour?). They bloom at night & usually last just one night where pollination is needed to bear fruit. Poor thing...what happens if the insects go on strike for that one night stand? If that's not bad enough, you can call it seedy even if you don't mean it in an disreputable manner. It can have 4-6 fruity periods per year. Click here for more details & pictures.