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Friday Finds ☆ Friut Stands At Pasar Santa

April 30, 2011


Do you buy your fruits at a supermarket or fruit stand? I used to buy fruits at a supermarket in Jakarta, but I always wondered where locals go to find fresh fruits with cheaper prices and I also wanted to start eating more tropical fruits as we live on a tropical island. The recent most favorite fruit for me is Jeruk Manalagi, which my Japanese friend whose parents live in Jakarta and was visiting her parents here in Jakarta from Columbia last month introduced to me. I knew about Jeruk Bali and I had been eating Jeruk Bali until Mari brought some Jeruk Manalagi to my house. Now I can’t go back to Jeruk Bali. Jeruk Manalagi is wonderful. By the way jeruk means “orange” in Bahasa Indonesia. I asked my friend where I could find the same Jeruk Manalagi and she told me about the fruit stands besides Pasar Santa.

I am in love with Jeruk Manalagi and I eat it almost everyday. Jeruk Bali (similar to Manalagi, but Jeruk Bali is a tiny bit sour) at a supermarket where expats shop costs between IDR 30,000 ($3.5) and Rp. 80,000 ($9). At this fruit stand on the left in the picture above (first one from the Pasar Santa), it was IDR 15,000 ($1.6). I have also purchased mangos at the fruit stand that is the third from the left (photo above) and paid IDR 25,000 per kilo (about 3 mid size mangos) as opposed to IDR 50,000 – IDR 70,000 per kilo at a supermarket. They are great.

You don’t have to go to these specific fruit stands I am posting here. These are the ones I know. My point is that if you like fruits and live in Jakarta, you should try to buy some fruits from the local stands near you. They are cheap and delicious, too! If you happen to know any fruit stands that you think are good and you recommend in Jakarta, please feel free to share them in the comment section so that other readers can benefit from your information!

果物はスーパーで買いますか?それとも果物のお店?私は以前までは果物はスーパーで買っていました。結構値段が張るので、インドネシア人はどこで果物を買っているのかな?と常日頃思っていました。また、せっかく熱帯雨林の気候の土地に住んでいるので、トロピカルフルーツをもっと食べたいと思うようになりました。最近私がはまっているのが、ジェルック・マナラギ。ジャカルタにご両親が住んでいる私の日本人の友人が、ご両親に会いに帰省した際、紹介してくれました。最初ジェルック・バリにはまったのですが、友人がマナラギを紹介してくれてから、ジェルック・バリには戻れなくなってしまいました。ちなみに、ジェルックとはインドネシア語で「オレンジ」を意味します。友人にどこでジェルック・マナラギを買ったか訊いてみたところ、パサール・サンタの側にあるフルーツのお店だとお返事が来ました。

ジェルック・マナラギにはかなりはまっていて、毎日のように食べています。ジェルックばりは、外国人がよく行くスーパーだと、一つ大体3万ルピア(300円)から8万ルピア(800円)するのですが、上の写真にある果物屋さんでは一つ15,000ルピア(150円)とかなり良心的。マンゴーも買ってみたのですが、1キロで25,000ルピア(250円)(大体中くらいの大きさのマンゴー3つくらい)で、スーパーの1キロ5万ー7万ルピア(500円−700円)と比べてかなり良いお値段。美味しいんですよ。

私が紹介したこの果物屋じゃないと、ということはありません。私が知っているのがここだけなんです。ここで伝えたかったのは、もしジャカルタ在住で、果物がお好きであれば、是非ローカルの果物屋さんで買ってみてください!ということなのです。安くてしかも美味しい!もしジャカルタで果物はこちらがお勧めという場所がありましたら、他の読者さんにも役立つ情報ですので、是非コメントにご紹介くださいね!

Pasar Santa

Random guys who wanted to be in my photos.

I could not post my Friday Finds on Friday because when I was trying to write my post on Thursday for a Thursday post, I kept getting blocked out of my blog page. I could access “wordpress.com”, but not “chuzailiving.wordpress.com” and I kept getting “404 Error” and “Page Not Found” error messages. It was very frustrating. The issues of accessing certain pages (including my blog, google, twitter and facebook) which I started experiencing after we moved to Jakarta are getting old, but I guess it is how it is here and I need to accept it. It’s late to post Friday Finds, so here it is. :)

今週の金曜日にフライデー・ファインド(金曜日の掘り出し物)のコーナーを掲載したかったのですが、できませんでした。というのは、木曜日にブログの記事を掲載しようとしたら、何度も自分のブログのページを開けられませんでした。ワードプレスドットコムのホームページは見れるのに、自分のページを開けようとすると、エラーメッセージが出てきたのです。それなので、木曜日、金曜日の掲載が遅れました。困っちゃいますね...とほほ。

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. April 30, 2011 10:08 pm

    I prefer buying fresh veggies and fruits from the farmer’s market. So happy tomorrow is the first day of the season.

  2. May 2, 2011 9:55 am

    I love fresh market, and I miss jeruk manalagi. Sweet. Here in Malaysia we dont have one.

  3. May 2, 2011 4:18 pm

    Fresh fruits and veggies are the best! Loving your pics of all the unique food. =)

  4. May 2, 2011 10:15 pm

    Hi Kaho, when I try to buy fruits from the small vendors nearby it’s priced more expensive than GL so I gave up. But if you say it’s cheaper in Pasar Santa then I should check it out. I have to send my driver to buy from the vendors because when it’s me or my maid they price it so high knowing we are not locals. Thanks for sharing. I will try Jeruk Manalagi but I’m a bit of a mango snob so I am totally missing the sweetness of Philippine mangoes! =P

  5. May 3, 2011 7:29 pm

    I’m glad you like some local fruits! As a local I’ve never even tried Jeruk Manalagi… hehe. I love all sorts of fruit and I just choose the ones that are on sale at the supermarket for my fruit of the day :D

  6. May 6, 2011 11:13 am

    Mangosteen is my fave fruit!!! I can eat ‘em all day long.

    Going to the local market is much more fun in Indo, isn’t it? Plus makes us feel good to help the people selling them, I mean, they sell it at such a low price.

    • May 7, 2011 1:29 pm

      Mangosteen is yummy, isn’t it? I need to start buying them.

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