The strange and funky stuff that can be seen at Asian markets.
A couple years ago, I spotted this type of fruit at the local Asian supermarket. I didn't buy it at that time and figured I'd pick it up the next time around. I went back the following week and didn't see anymore.
Two years later... I finally found it again!
It is called "Pitaya" or "Dragon Fruit"
Funky egg looking thing is the fruit from a cactus that's about the size of my paring knife or a baseball.
Cutting into it... there's a thick rind with a whitish/grayish flesh speckled with black seeds.
The fruit scoops out easily.
The texture is similar to kiwi - smooth and crunchy with seeds. The flavor was kind of bland, slightly sweet, which reminded me of an unripe watermelon.
Apparently, the seeds are viable so I'll save a few to dry for planting. The weather is probably too cold, but it would be interesting to see the seeds do grow.