Thursday, May 22, 2014

Spider Fruit and other Surprises

When I was little, I lived in Vietnam.  One of my favorite memories was of a fruit I absolutely loved – “spider fruit”.  At least that was what I called it.  Juicy, mellow, and fun to eat, these little oval shaped fruits reminded me of spiders with all the little “legs”.  Moving away from Vietnam, and years before the advent of Google, I always wondered what that fruit was really called, and could never find it.  Eventually I found it on Google, but it wasn't until today that I found the actual fruit again.  Rambutan – native to Indonesia and Malaysia – and available here in the outdoor Hong Kong markets!

I think the memory was better than the actual taste of the fruit, but we had fun peeling them and eating the sweet mellow fruit tonight after our dinner! And it brought back wonderful memories....

The outdoor market held all kinds of fun surprises - including live fish just waiting for a dinner partner. We picked up two of them - not sure what kind of fish they were but they were great at dinner.

Me checking out the dried fruit.

                                      One of the many streets                                          of the open air market.

What a variety - and farm fresh!

We won't be buying our meat here, but it looks tempting!

Always a big assortment of baked yummies!

Elder Coffey checking out the packages of dried beans.  Much cheaper than in the grocery stores!

Next post we'll share with you some tender stories of the wonderful humanitarian work going on throughout Asia. It is such a blessing to be able to be here and help out with this amazing work that mostly goes on unheralded and largely unnoticed, unless, of course, you are one of the recipients of the services. Grateful to be in His service. Until next time - 再見!

Elder and Sister Coffey

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