Monday, July 09, 2007

Food that I REALLY miss

It must be winter. All I can think about is food food food. I am on a SEE FOOD diet.

Okay.

Those staying in Malaysia, do not, I repeat, DO NOT, take for granted the kind of fruits that you have there.

Coz I really miss them. UUWWWWAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!

*Sob sob*

We were at Coles supermarket today to get our weekly groceries, and I saw this:



One measly, sickly, tiny looking mangosteen, the usual price is about AUD$2.00 each. You read me right.

EACH. And this ($1.68) is supposedly on special. Right....... back home I can eat rambutan and mangosteen till I lau sai (diarrheoa).

Durians, rambutans, mangosteens, cikus............ I MISS!! UUWWWAaaaahhhhhhh!!!! Somebody hand me a hanky! Boo hooo hoooooo!

Durians here, no smell, no buy. Rambutans, all getting black and rotten, one dozen AUD$10.00 (ptooi!) who wants to buy. Mangosteen looking like this no appetite to buy and ciku got money also cannot buy. Coz tadak, none to buy.

And guess what I doubly miss?



THIS!!



Where the foog in Ipoh can you find this anymore? I used to buy this from a vendor on a motorcycle that went pass my house every week. Can guess what it is arr??? :P

UUUUWWWWWaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!

22 comments:

aceone said...

Here now got durian!!! hohoho!!!
and also 'PUTTUMAYAM' hahahaha!!!

Mummy to QiQi said...

I just discovered something about mangosteen: be sure choose one with most petals below the fruit (see http://www.demoments.net/blog/?p=486 for more tips).

Can't help on the fruit part, but for the putu mayam, hey, u can learn to make the next time u come back to Malaysia :)

miche said...

lol...so kesian...

i eat putu mayam for breakfast almost every week. :P

got search for the recipe and make for urself lar...later i try to find ah?

btw, eating it with gula melaka is much nicer than brown sugar. :)

Sweetpea said...

rub it in, aceone, rub it in!

mummy to qiqi - hehe, i know that already liao :P

miche - u know i don't like making them lar, i just want to eat :( as for cooking, no choice, coz whole family has to eat. uuwwaaaaahhhh!!

milkmaid said...

is that putu mayam I see -- you poor gal. But I guess that you could say that you have nice peacherines, nectarines, mangoes... Mmm yummy, I miss those.

Angeleyes said...

wah wah wah! So ex!!! hahahha yeah when I was in Perth many years back I seldom eat our country local fruits so I pile up on all the strawberries, kiwis, nectarines and all those we paid like a fortune to buy...

Sweetpea said...

milkmaid - that's the problem. i don't each much nectarines and peaches. not my type :( i love persimmons and mangoes though.

angeleyes - kiwis leaves a funny tingling sensation on my lips and tongue, yucks :P

Blur Mommy said...

Waaa....I also wan!!!! I also haven't eaten mangosteen for dunno how many yrs already! : (

mott said...

donche worry lah..u'll be back soon!!! u'll be able to savour all these lurvelyyyy treatssssssssss!!!

oh dear...actually, by oct, dunno whether still got or not....ssssigh

Sweetpea said...

blur mommy - at least i can be back in oct to taste other hawker food :P

mott - u DONCH tease!! u wait!!

TingTitLei said...

oouwh its gonna be mangosteen and durian season soon..

and thats a putu mayam! with extra brown sugar ? O_o

eastcoastlife said...

aiyoooo... poor sweetpea.

I'll ease your pain by helping myself to more local fruits so that I can 对得起你! It's durian season now in Malaysia. I'm going to Balik Pulau to eat durians. I shall post them on my blog for you to drool, next week. :)

FL Sam said...

Sure expensive in Perth lor. In Malaysia so cheap cheap. But good durans can be expensive too, I paid RM93.00 for 3. Got slaughter maybe. :)

Sweetpea said...

tingtitlei - aka ultraman? watever season pun, mou ngor fun :(

ECL - how can u torture me like this? only last month (??) u blogged about durian leh, again torture me meh? :(

flsam - i know some durians r expensive. i like the type where they guarantee makan and eat by the roadside :) my brother in law always manage to get the real good ones. i love those which are a little bitter :)

Lovely Mummy said...

putumayung...i like to eat very much and it hardly find it...only indian ppl selling this putumayong...I only can buy it from Pasir Puteh market, Ipoh...but not every day, is depends.

Sweetpea said...

lovely mummy - in that case i have to eat all i can when i am in KL :P

PEARLY said...

me too don't know the name ,*putumayung * keh? ohhhhhhh

I love it
the old dam day the india men in his byclc and ding ding ding around and wrang up with a banana leaf and news paper , oh gosh I miss it la , have been very long time ago la
may be about 20 years I havn't try this la xxxxxx

Sweetpea said...

pearly - this is real classic snack isn't it? :) i love love love them.

i also miss the 'ting ting' van that comes by with all the sweets and lollies. strange, parents didn't think for a second they are bad then. now, it's like 'sugar is evil'!

times have really changed, but i hope i can savour the putumayam soon when i go back in oct. :)

Mommy to Chumsy said...

wei....still got putumayam in kl...i just saw a guy on his motorbike on sunday selling it. err...what's that brown thing? brown sugar? i love putumayam too when i was a kid. you can ask WP where do get this in ipoh :D

Sweetpea said...

WH - it's brown sugar. melts in your mouth! mmmmmm......

allthingspurple said...

...our Sweetpea missed Putu Mayam? Of all things??? ha ha ha ha... but you can take consolation that peaches imported here to Malaysia isnt half that fragrant.

on that note, that shrinking little mango reminds me of shrinking shrivel up rambutans at a Malaysian fair long long time ago in Manchester (okay, that was in 1990 when i was a student in England) and i was actually drooling...

Sweetpea said...

ATP - thing is, am not too into plums and peaches wor :(

pathetic looking with liquid oozing out from the rambutans hor? :)