Since young, I usually accompany Oka-san to the market to help her carry the items she purchased. Over the years, although I'm not the one deciding what to buy, I'll observe what Oka-san buys and sometimes ask her what is this and that.
Well, now I am married, it is my turn to go to the market and ACTUALLY buy stuff!
Am on leave today, so decided to take the opportunity to go to the Taman Tun wet market and do some grocery shopping. Oka-san goes to this market as well, so I usually just go back to the same stall that she frequents, perhaps due to familiarity.
Thankfully, all the years of my trips to the market paid off. I have no problems identifying what type of vegetables or fruits, or even which part of chicken and pork should I buy for soup or cooking. Probably the biggest headache is what to buy! Have to think ahead what to cook for dinner for the next few days......
However, the problem i find is that i'm not fimiliar with the pricing. I thought my trip this time around was pretty expensive, but will use this as a comparison the next time i go to the market.
Here's a list of my purchase today :
Vegetables (cabbage, carrot, brinjal, long beans, cucumber, celery) RM15.50
Chicken bone and fillet RM5.60
Pork ribs and tenderloin RM14
Fruits (green apple and papaya) RM13
Dried sundries (Onion, ikan bilis, dried shrimp) RM10.70
Now my fridge is full of vegetables, like real!
Will be clearing some stock this weekend, hope my big cooking project will pass!