We were at Taman Paramount last night for dinner and decided to visit the night market. It wasn’t very big as say, the SS2 one but it was sufficient for our needs. I just wanted some buns and bananas and took my time about it. Kerol was highly amused that she ended up buying more stuff than I did.
Whilst lingering at a stall selling preserved fruits and candy, something caught my eye. I had no idea what it was, and it had such a grand name too!
Buddha’s hand fruit? Never heard of that! I asked Kerol to provide translation to the Chinese words and she said that it was too majestic for her to translate -_-”
As the stall had containers with small pieces of the goods for you to sample, I took one and popped it into my mouth. Then another. Then another. Then another. Finally I couldn’t take it any more. I grabbed a pre-packed bag of the preserved Buddha’s hand, waved my money in front of the seller and happily went home with my precious.
I googled for Buddha’s hand and found out that it is a type of citrus. It looks odd on its own, as you can see in the photo above. When you slice it open (as per photo below), you won’t find any juicy bits as you would the orange. Instead, it’s all peel! Lots and lots of rind for making preserved fruits the way I like it. Fantastic or what??
Photo from Sebastian’s Blue
What does it tastes like? Yummylicious! Okay well, it really tastes the same as preserved orange rinds, but 10,000 times better because it’s a lot more rind! Slightly chewy but with a nice bite, chunky!. Tangy and highly addictive. It just about broke the scale of awesomeness.
Ignore the ironing board at the back as well as the dark circles and eye bags on my tired face. It was a mostly shitty week for me last week that there’s really no other way I could go but up. But let’s not speak too soon 🙂