This ain’t a fire breathin’ dragon

A yellow dragon fruit is uncommon in the country and I have just seen and tasted this in Davao

Fruits in Davao City? You name it! From durians, to mangosteens to pomelos, rambutans and marangs. There are lots to chose from. But there is another one, strange looking, small, and rather curious and fleshy: the yellow dragon fruit (Selenicereus megalanthus) is sweeter and better tasting than it’s red/pinkish cousin (genus Hylocereus). During a brief stop there, I wasn’t disappointed.

The ones found common in fruit stands and groceries in major urban centers in the country is the large red/pink variety. When you open one, it has white flesh and lots of tiny seeds. In Davao, however, Eden Farms has another unusual but better one: the yellow dragon fruit that I’ve only seen and tasted in this city. It is also one of the must buy fruit to me whenever I’m in town.

The fruit is smaller than my hand and when cut open, it still has its white flesh but the seeds are larger. While still working there a few years ago, during the fruit season in Davao typically August – October, I usually go to JS Gaisano along Ilustre and check their fruit section for this. When I did came back for a few days stay, I wasn’t disappointed.

This trip was made possible with my win in the Wandering Juan Travel Blog Awards, Culture and Heritage Category. Visit the official site.

Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications. He is also a peripatetic traveler and has traveled to all 81 Philippines provinces. I'm open for work, collaborations and inquiries, including hotel, restaurant and site features and reviews.


  1. journeyingjames
    September 18, 2010 @ 16:09

    food posts ang mga nakaraan. di ko pa ata natitikman ito. mukhang saging

  2. estan
    September 18, 2010 @ 16:11

    @james, yep, food posts since yan lang inatupag ko sa davao. hahaha… of course, may waterfalls na coming 🙂

  3. Chris
    October 10, 2010 @ 17:37

    That photo alone had me salivating, but the description went one better.

  4. estan
    October 10, 2010 @ 20:04

    @chris, thanx. interesting blog you’ve got there 🙂

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