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Another Farm Visit – Day 1 Freedom From Work

on June 2, 2017

Freedom…….work freedom that is ha ha!

I begin my short break with gusto!

Off I went to mum’s and together we set off to Bollywood Veggies as mum has never been there.

Mum loves looking at trees and plants. She especially love fruits and veggies.

We sighted straw mushrooms sprouting out from a tree stump. 

Edible or ornate?

This area framed the toilet and it was landscaped very well.

I could also see birds of paradise as well the Ginger Torch flower that is aromatic and great accompaniment for a rojak dish (*malay salad of cucumbers, sprouts, beancurd puff, pineapple, green granny smith apples tossed in shrimp paste, sugar, tamarind juice and sprinkled with heaps of grounded peanuts)

Pictured below, the pink torch is the sought after ginger torch flower.

As we wandered further we saw the bah long long fruit that makes a lovely pickle. It is sourish when eaten raw.

By now mum was telling me how precious this fruit was as it was quite extinct. She is right as I can never find this in the supermarkets.

We then saw kachang lendeh or is it kachang butto (?)  that is a rare malay veggie eaten raw as a salad.

It was exciting for me to see these hard to find fruits and veggies. 

Markets do not sell these anymore as maybe no one knows how to use these in dishes?

I was amazed to see this tiny papaya tree laden with large fruits.

We saw this guava tree.

In above and below pics, are fig trees – different species.

Star fruit…..look closely at the teeny tiny fruit.

Above is a jackfruit tree! Mum’s favorite but unfortunately none of the fruits in the farm were ripe for picking to eat.

I was amazed at how a wall of the building that houses the bistro had this lovely clinging plant!

It really decorated the yellow walls as f like leaf stickers. Ornate indeed!

Lunch was at the bistro and the lunch special was nasi lemak for 2 at $16 and we ordered hot fig tea with sugar (*these are made from fruits of the fig trees in the farm)

The nasi lemak was served in a nice rattan basket lined with banana leaves (*also from the farm)

The rice was cooked with a special pea dye that gave it the nice blue hues.

Served with crackers or we say “keropok” in malay, it was accompanied with a side of ikan bilis fried with peanuts (*anchovies), fried chicken mid wing joints, fried kangkong veggies, tempura drumstick leaves or they call “morinag leaves” sliced fried eggs and the special chilli with sliced fresh cucumbers.

Dessert was a portion of kueh kosui…a sticky molasses cake, dribbled with freshly grated coconut and gula melaka (*brown palm sugar).

No farm visit is complete with tractors….old or just for show ha ha!

Off we then went to Hay’s diaries…a goat farm that sells goats milk. Sadly they were all caged up.


11 responses to “Another Farm Visit – Day 1 Freedom From Work

  1. calmkate says:

    Great way to unwind from your employment torture ๐Ÿ™‚ and great photos with some of my favourite fruits, yum, thanks GH ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. scifihammy says:

    I’m so glad you have some free time now and that you spent today with your Mum. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I also love the leaf stickers climbing up the wall.
    And no outing is complete without a yummy meal. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. The tourist board should employ you … appealing post!

  4. Really interesting…the ginger flowers are beautiful! I’m used to just seeing it powdered or root form…๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท

  5. HN says:

    wow what a treat for me this morning to see these photos.

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