The key to an amazing salad is seeking out the very best lettuce you can find. In this instance a blend of red romaine and little gem lettuces is great. Avoid bagged, pre-washed lettuce – it often smells off. I baby my lettuce all the way home, making sure other groceries don’t smash or bruise it.
The dragonfruit, also called the pitaya or strawberry pear, is one of those strange-looking things you see in a market and just have to try.
Here in Thailand’s North-East, dragonfruit is sold at almost every market and served as dessert at many higher-end restaurants.