July 30, 2010

Chinese Lady Selling Local Seasonal Fruits of All Sizes

Pasar Tani at Seberkas Centre in Miri is definitely a favourite for many on Fridays and Saturdays.

I like it because of the various local fruits and vegetables I could buy. And furthermore I can get some kuih too and mingle with different races. There is an explosion of colours and noises too.

Recently I discovered I could get something quite special here. That's Terong Pipit or the small sourish wild brinjal which the Thais use in their various dishes. This special vegetable is sold by a cheerful Chinese lady who also sells several fruits of different sizes like cikgus and buah kedundong. She claims that her fruits are organic.

The sour brinjal is excellent in Tom Yam and the cooking of several local fish.



Here's the cheerful lady who sells terong pipit and other fruits.....









In Miri punnets are not used by the local hawkers...instead little plastic saucers like this are used and these liuttle brinjals are for RM1.00 per saucer.

8 comments:

fufu said...

ops.. this reminds me the pasar tani of kk :) nice!!! the pasar tani here in brazil is small, well just few stalls, probably not the day for their pasar tani day when i visited

Ann said...

We grew the big iban bringal. but I have not seen the tiny ones.

Ann said...

http://annsnowchin.blogspot.com/2010/07/miss-fries-and-durian.html

Got an email from Miss Fries, I told her about your blog.

I repost her photo with Sam, I didn't ask her permission. I hope she doesn't mind.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Hi fufu
thanks for reading the post!! Busy busy?
I am sure Brazil has lots of different fruits and food crops...would love to visit it one day. KK's pasar tani is fantastic...

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Yeah Ann
These tiny brinjals are new to me too. The Thais love them in their Tom Yam...that's where I learn to appreciate the terong pipit...from Bangkok some time ago...lovely...

Sarawakiana@2 said...

It is lovely to hear that Miss Fries has written to you!! It is nice. I met her in Sibu two years ago...it was a lovely time...and so far a few emails have been exchanged....but lately I have been too busy and the time zone has been a bit tricky...she is on and I am off sort of thing.

Thanks for telling her about my blog...

Ann said...

Miss Fries doesn't write a lot. Previously, I didn't tell her about my blog. Only last week I told her, so that if she is interested, she can see what i am doing.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Yeah Ann
I feel that she does not have the time to go on line every day too...perhaps every now and then...and that it is summer she has lots to do too...