June 29, 2010
Tamu Day in Kuala Belait - Saturday
This Kou Ji Choi or Wolfberry leaves. Very nice stir fried like cangkok manis. Or cooked in soup with egg beaten into it.
A nice bundle of kow Ji choi.
This is the Nagasaki Bitter Gourd - very tasty and good for one's longevity.
Softened squid. Nice in a photograph.
Close up of squid.
this is the rattan shoot. Nice for stir fry with a bit of meat.
Tepus...also a kind of jungle shoot. Good with chicken.
Laila is locally produced rice from Brunei. Nice for making of porridge.
Local Brunei herbs - great for the balancing the body's yin and yang. "Cukup bagus untuk badan Mak Cik!!" I was told.
This is the famous Binjai Pickle from Brunei.
This fish is 6 kg!! Have to buy the whole fish. (Which I did not)
I love the red colours all around the tamu - different kinds of chillies.
Lovely bananas...any type you want...cooking ones and ones for eating!!
Lovely lovely time spent walking around the stalls on Tamu day in Kuala Belait....And one can fill up the whole car with fresh food!! But what I miss most is buying lots of food for a growing bunch of children. Now that they have flown the nest I just wonder what I should buy ...some of the vegetable bundles are just too big for the elderly people!! Any way...it is good to stroll along as the sun sets and we have to get home.
Perhaps it is nice to savour the freedom one gets when the kids are not around and one does not have to rush home to prepare a large dinner.
On the other hand it is alright to buy some vegetables and fish and present them to a good neighbour!!