Thursday, April 30, 2009

Melbourne Day 7: Victoria Market

The life of a city is usually found in the markets. That's where you can see the real stuff & the real people. In the city, everyone's fake... Just kidding-lah.

That's why when you're in Kuching, you'd have to drop by the Sunday Market at Satok. And similarly, when you're down in Melbourne, you'd have to go to Victoria Market.

Even if you're not buying stuff like me (Nee does all the shopping, I do all the carrying) it's still an interesting place to visit. In the vegie section of the market, you'd usually be able to see yelling Italians. Unfortunately I didn't have a picture of that cos I didn't see them there that morning.
And in the other seafood/butcher section of the market, an Asian guy was also yelling in deep undiscernible Australian accent, something about the meat going cheap & prices coming down. I hesitated to take a photo of him cos judging from the strength of his coarse voice, I didn't want to play the fool.

Roger mentioned something before about female pork tasting better. I think he's right cos they do make a point to differentiate between the sexes.

This is where I got my new supply of honey, something that I don't think I can live without. I can't survive a bout of diarrhea without it.

Nope. Didn't try that, but thought of it - not the rabbit, but the kangaroo meat. I thought it'd be like eating a national symbol. Like eating the Hornbill or Orang Utan in Sarawak. Or eating the kiwi bird in NZ, or eating the Bald Eagle in the US.

Oh, look! Malaysian satay in the most unexpected place. I saw the sign but I didn't see the satay that I expected.

I really didn't expected this. I guess Australia has been pretty strong in its trade protection. It looks like American products from the 1950s just made it into the market now.


terri@adailyobsession said...

haha greg, tt last comment! ur pics r looking very good, buddy.n kangaroo is not an extinct or threatened species, u know. i ate it in sydney but it didn't stand out. tasted like lousy beef.

terri@adailyobsession said...

hey nee, head over to Books for Cooks, 233-235 Gertrude St, Fitzroy!! n since u r on the street, check it out, lots of fun shops.n don't forget to eat at The Stokehouse--iconic melb restaurant, mentioned in many mags.

Greg Wee said...

Hi Terri, I'll take your word for it. Will not even bother to try kangaroo next time.

NEe said...

i have no stomach for games including rabbits. eiiikkkk....

will take your recommendation and forward to roger he can plan it in the food tour in the future. thanks.

cooknengr said...

Doughnut is not traditionally sold in a moving kitchen or bus look alike structure in America... Almost all are in buildings where the cops can find them easily.( America has this stereotype of all policeman eats donuts and drinks coffee everyday).

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