Friday, May 18, 2007

Anyone Want Lotus?

For your information the lotus I am talking about here is a kind of water plan. This is a very unique plant to me. The root can be eaten - most of the people use it to boil soup or stir fried it. The lotus seed can be consume too. The flowers, the Buddhist devotees normally place it near to the Buddha.
Previously, you will see lotus plants near mining area but nowadays, people also plant it in a big pot at their home - for fungsui purposes. Don't ask me how ar. Me no good in fungsui.

I got this picture of a lady plucking the lotus .............. who knows what she pluck. Flower, root or fruit. They are not doing it for fun but for business purposes.

Many people know about dried lotus seed but how about fresh one. Ok, I know most Perakian know about this and some knows the trick on this too. I will share with some of you later. In Perak, it is quite easy to find fresh lotus seed but lately it's getting harder coz nobody wanna pluck lotus fruit anymore. The lotus fruit nowadays don't come cheap too. I still remember when I were still young (I am still young now,ok). - what I mean is slightly younger than now lar. Lotus fruit come in a a bundle of 3 or 4 which cost us 50cents only (hoi, itu pun about 10years plus ago only). I bought my at RM2/bundle. Wah lau!!! Never mind because I love it so much and have not have it for so long - buy.


This is the seed that we get from inside. There are many in 1 fruit. About 30 to 40 seeds. Before you eat them, you got to unskin it first. Fresh one will have a sweet taste. See the green thing in inside the seed. This mean, the fruit is a little bit old liau and if you see this make sure you take out the green thing. It's bitter taste. I were told by my mom that this are used as medicine to cure a kind of sickness and she cannot remember liau. So, I can't share with you too.








This one???? hahaha.................... apa lagi, kena dig out all the seed liau by me. But still look nice.


Back to the trick I were talking about earlier. Guess, I have accidentally deleted my pictures of the little lotus seed so, cannot show it to you all. The smaller size lotus seed actually don't have any flesh inside. So what we do with it is, we take this small seed and pock it at someone forehead. I know you people are going to say childish. But that is for fun only ma. You guys go ahead argue about the childish thing and I am going to enjoy my tong sui which I had added some fresh lotus seed in it. Yum yum...................... yee mai fu chok tong sui. Inside it had got barley, beancurd skin, egg and off course my favourite - fresh lotus seed.
I am a tong sui lover!!!

11 comments:

Hor ny Ang Moh said...

Look very cooling the soap. I have never eat before. Might try next time if go to perak.

erinalaw said...

horny ang moh - that one hor, I cook one leh. hahaha........ I make for you can????

Hor ny Ang Moh said...

Can cannnn!!If I drop by penang sure will contact u wan.

erinalaw said...

Hor ny ang moh - Ok. That's a deal.

Kenny Ng said...

I want a lotus car can ah? LOL

King's wife said...

That's one of my favourite tong sui also. Of course I also like buburchacha, red bean, green bean, leng chee kang, mak chook, etc.....
lol!

Calvin's Wife said...

WOOOOOO, I love it~!!! I like the lotus seeds and I used to eat them as snacks while me and my family where at the park. Last time so cheap, now, one bundle seriously costs RM2 in Jinjang.

It is to cure diabetes, the greeny thingy. I remembered the seller told me that the greeny thing is very bitter and she herself ate it to cure herself... hmmm, then I should get my grandma eating it.

Rabbit said...

I also one tong sui!! *drool*

Kenny Ng said...

BTW... i tagged u ah... kekeke

erinalaw said...

Kenny - like the one you buy from shell, boleh moh? Hahaha.......

King's Wife - Then, I bet your skin sure very nice liau

Calvin's Wife - That one very damn bitter leh. Your grandma can tahan kah?

Rabbit - Where to find good tong sui in kl?

Kenny - I know you tagged me liau. Thanks and I think that is another good one.

Calvin's Wife said...

Well, for her health sake, I guess she would?? I'm gonna see her soon again, so gotta hint it to her, :P