This year, we are getting ripe fresh dates. In the previous year, the dates were rather ‘green’ and it’s taste is rather tart. I love fresh dates because it has this buttery, caramel like sweet taste. In fact, I normally eat until I get a sore-throat. These dates are really nutritious and a few of my breastfeeding friends insisted that eating dates gave them more breast milk.
My hubby observed that the price of the fresh dates this year is cheaper than last two years. Trust an accountant to remember the prices of everything. Grrrr….He said previous year, a kilogramme can go as high as RM30. Normally he would buy only a bunch for me because he knows I would get sick and yet, insist to eat.
However, this year the price dropped to RM15 per kilogramme. You can find cheaper prices in Jalan Kapitan Keling where Little India is. I found the pasar ramadhan in Kampung Melayu selling for RM18/kg. But I prefer to buy from the retailer in Little India because he kept them nicely chilled in a huge, clean fridge.
I am going back to Little India Pasar Ramadhan because I discovered some really nice curries sold by the Indian Muslims there. They also have other nice Indian Muslims kuehs and other savoury snacks.