is it just me, or does papaya at all times, even when it's a perfect specimen, at perfect ripeness, taste like rotten?
i understand the visual appeal -- the deep orange flesh, the center cavity filled with caviar-looking seeds -- all very nice. and i like the concept a lot: tropical summery goodness, just squeeze on some lime and scoop. but every time i get lured in by its exotic appeal, i'm disappointed. even in maui, taking a stab at what should have been an ideal one, i took one bite, and bleh. it's just not good.
am i missing something here? did the taste of fusty rottenness become a good thing at some point? someone clue me in.
[thanks Smaku for the gorgeous photo]