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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Join me to Donggongon Tamu...



Let's join me to Donggongon Tamu! My weekly activity where shopping for a week supply of fresh local vegetables and fruits take place. About 5 minutes drive from my home. The best time to go to Tamu here in Penampang is on Wednesday evening or Thursday morning where one can find varieties of freshest local produce. Be prepared for traffic congestion during this time. 
                                                                    Rambutan fruits...
Banana in abundance...good for making smoothies.
                                                                    Sweet potatoes...
Fresh vegetables...

                                              Taufoo (bean curd) fried and not fried...
 Local cakes...


 Piping hot pau (steamed buns) with char siew and sau nyuk filling! This is Jerome's favorite.

 
 More local cakes...
 
 Baked buns...

 Homemade fish balls...
Hemm....chilies! A must on our dining table. The white chilies on the left is just o..la..la when stir-fried with salted fish, big onion, tamarind juice and a bit of brown sugar.
Half ripe papaya...very good for my morning juice mix with pineapple and any other fruits...
 Fresh tomatoes...emmm...just nice for my mixed vegetable salad.
The seller of these cold temperate vegetables swear that all her goods are pesticide free.
Another awesome vegetables for my salad! Crunchy, aromatic and full of antioxidant!
 Yes....watermelon...not only nutritious but so delicious and yield plenty of juice.
 Buah cempedak and papaya...I like to eat cempedak as it is...sweet, tender and juicy, but the rest of my family like it deep fried coated in flour. Selling at RM4 per kg. The fully ripe papaya selling at RM2 per kg.
 Honey dew...RM3 per kg.
 Leafy vegetables...for soup, stir fried with garlic or just blanch! So nutritious... all are only RM1 per bunch.
 Varieties of local fruits...
 Sweet corn...selling at RM2.50 or RM3 per packet.
 Bamboo shoots and pumpkin...These bamboo shoots have just been harvested from the village selling at only RM2 per packet. I liked it cooked in soup. The pumpkin also sold at RM2 per slice can be cooked savory or sweet. Jerome loves it if I stir fried pumpkin with dried shrimp and a bit of shrimp paste (belacan). My children love sweet pumpkin bubur (porridge) with condensed milk and evaporated milk.
 Whole pumpkin...
Eggs...

My family's favorite vegetables are long beans and brinjal. Simply stir fry with shallot and garlic with your favorite minced meat, anchovies or dry prawn. Easy, fast, simple and tasty!
A pile of cempedak...
Watermelon and honey dew...
Cucumber is also my favorite in making juice, salad, pickle, soup, or stir fry...
 Pineapple...a must in my weekly shopping. Best used in juicing. You can juice pineapple with any other fruits or vegetables and the result is just wonderful...
 Unpolished rice...been eating brown rice for a couple of years now. I'm glad that my family is slowly adapting their lifestyle into eating healthier food. My son Aldo is beginning to love eating brown rice too.
This is what I like most in Donggongon Tamu! The vegetables are so fresh you can buy vegetables with their roots still intact...

 Root produce...
 Varieties of sweet potatoes...
 Winter melon, tapioca and radish...
 Sour sop...







Langsat...sweet and sour fruit.
 Chopping board...
 Buah tarap...

                              

 Local loose tobacco...

 Ginger, turmeric...pineapple
Fresh chicken
  Lime...limau kasturi, limau kapas...
 Handicraft...all the goods are locally produced...






Approximately after over one hour I completed my shopping at the Tamu. During this trip I forgot to take pictures of the flowers, dried prawn/dried anchovies/salted fish and the local eel and sago worms. Perhaps some other time...I hope you enjoy shopping with me. ;-)