Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Postcard from Bali

One of the joys of travelling is learning about the local delicacies and how to make it. Of course there are ingredients that are not locally produce, thus, purchasing the item in a supermarket will fetch a high price. But if you are the adventurous type, you'd probably find the ingredient you need at a more cheaper price.

The avocado aka alpokat - is a fruit that is not native to Malaysian soil, well, not to the Peninsular of Malaysia. I hear that in Borneo, there are Sabahan's and Sarwakian's who actually plant their own avocado trees. But if you are in Kuala Lumpur, you might easily find them in supermarkets selling between RM4.99 - RM 6.99 a piece. If you're lucky they would sell a pack of 3 for RM 11.90. But, if you dare to travel and drive down to Chow kit market, you'd be able to find a fruit stall on the small road facing the Safuan Plaza selling avocado for RM7.00 for 6 pieces. 

However, the ones you find in Chow Kit are not the ones you get in Bali. The texture is the same, but the based of the fruit is less buttery and creamy, more watery - compared to the ones you can find in Bali which are more richer and creamier, just like the Australian grown avocados.

This recipe makes a good morning-power-shake. You can minus out the chocolate syrup. It would just taste as good with out it. Trust me, you do not want to share a glass with anyone. I know I wont.

Splurging a little here ... but I guess its ok. ;)

P/S: This is a series of postcards that I'll be putting up for sale. So, do keep yourself locked onto my blog to check out updates on the complete set. 

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