I read an article introducing the Farmer’s Market at Mei Foo, Kowloon a few days back before I flew to Hong Kong. I was so ecstatic when I found out and I made sure I copied down the information and kept it in a safe spot. (yes, I was that excited!)
Mei Foo Farm Fest opens every Sunday, so today I woke up, sped through breakfast and literally charged there! I wanted to be there early to get a good selection of everything.
The market itself was very small, nothing compared to the Steveston’s Farmer’s Market two blocks away from my home in Vancouver. But still, I spent a good hour just browsing through each stall and chit-chatting with the farmers about their produce.
All the stalls had beautiful produce and I had to remind myself to not overbuy because the weather was hot, sunny and humid and it would just be torture to hull a ton of produce and get home via public transportation.
Being the greedy foodie and veggie fanantic that I am, I still bought a lot! 2 guavas, 2+ pints of heirloom tomatoes, 1 long cucumber, 1 gigantic fuzzy melon, 1 eggplant, 2 ears of corn & 1 baby corn, 1 head of Romaine lettuce and 2 sweet potatoes. In total, I think I spent about $200 HKD, which is slightly less than $30 CAD.
Such a simple lunch, yet so refreshing and tasty! The cucumber was juicy and crispy but the stars of the plate were clearly the tomatoes. They all had different characteristics, some were more meaty and tart, while others were so juicy and sweet. Each bite was a surprise and I loved every bite.
The corn on the side was simply peeled and steamed in the microwave with a wet paper towel wrapped around. Super easy preparation method that yields delicious sweet corn. This was a prime example showing that simple and plain can be tasty and delicious.
As for the rest of the produce, I cleaned them and put them into the fridge. Now I have plenty of veggies to enjoy until the next Farm Fest!
P.S. I’m posting blog posts via a very poor internet connection so I cannot guarantee they will be posted on time, but I will try my best. In addition, the format of the posts may not look as good since I don’t have access to a full computer so I’m doing the best I can with what I’m given. Bear with me, okay?