Monday, October 5, 2009

Food Market

Congratulations and thank you to Celine. Keeping with tradition she has been completing her womanly duties and cooking some wonderful meals. There is not much better than to come home and find a vast selection of Vietnamese dishes waiting. They have been delicious. I do often do the washing up but don’t tell anyone. Celine has found the local markets and will often buy the ingredients there. The prices are much cheaper than the supermarkets and the food much fresher. The locals are always happy to see a foreigner in the market however have no issue charging the ‘tourist price’. The market is only a short walk from our house and is open from 6am to 12pm everyday. You can get all the fruit and vegetables you want as well as chicken, beef, pork and fish. The meats sit in chunks on a table or board. The fish are alive in a small tub of water. You order by the kilo which is subsequently sliced and weighed. A bag of goodies will usually set you back no more than a few dollars.

The market gives off an authentic feel and is a pleasure to stroll. My purchasing skills however are less than to be desired so I think I will leave that up to the professional. Celine is doing a good job so far but maybe when our Vietnamese improves we can negotiate the ‘tourist price’.

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