Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Fruit Vendor

Since I have been living in Tanjung Tokong I have spent a great deal of time in the Prima Tanjung shopping area. I shop at the hardware stores, drug stores, pharmacy, the 7-Eleven and I do my banking there. Nearby is a medical clinic, which I have been to and also a pet shop where I go quite frequently. My barber shop is also in this area. I have been eating my lunch at the Old City food court at least 3 times a week since I have been living in Penang. There are also many fine small restaurants, coffee shops and hawker stands in the area. Unfortunately there are a few bakeries there and also hawker stands selling pancakes and other sweet goodies. Not good for the waistline, but delicious.

Every time I finish my workout at the gym I head over to the food court to eat my lunch. Instead of getting the less healthy desserts I always stop at the umbrella of my favorite fruit vendor. His name is Lee and he has been selling fresh fruit at Tanjung Prima for over 9 years. I always get watermelon or honey dew to eat after my lunch. Lee always sees me coming and has my fruit ready for me as well as a friendly smile and friendly word. I find it much better to buy the fruit that I want in single portions, than to buy in bulk, as many times the fruit is not fresh or spoils quickly. I usually spend no more than 2RM, about 65 cents in USD, for fresh high quality fruit.

If you are ever in the neighborhood, stop and see Lee and try some of his fruit. You won't regret it. Some day I will make another post about the other hawker stands in the area. Good food at cheap prices. Stay tuned.

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