Friday, May 23, 2014

Apple of my eye

Once, many2 years ago, I bought a bag of apples from pasar malam in Kertih. This was during my stint, working in one of the petrochemical plants there. I love the apples so much, I would hunt for them in the pasar malam every time my supply run out.
Then suddenly, my favourite apples were not sold anymore in the pasar malam. I looked for them in the grocery shops and supermarket in Kemaman/Kuantan (time tu, takde supermarket in Kertih..sedey ooo). I did not even know what apple was that...nyesal nyeee. A couple of times, I bought a bunch of them on trial and error. First bite and I knew it was not the apple that I was looking for. Left them rotting in the refrigerator.
I remembered the apple was crunchy from the first bite to the last bit and it was very sweet. The skin was a deep red in colour and the flesh had this surprising off-white colour with a tinge of green. Shape was rounded at the top and narrowing at the bottom, with knobby lobes. Aiseh...sedih tak ketemu sampai sekarang. I shall remember you...sob..sob.
So now, I am taking serious attention to the apple that I am going to eat. Thankfully, I have finally found a new favourite many months ago. Posting about it, so that I will not forget it in future...har har har.
NZ Queen from Mr Apple. I dunno what is 4122, most probably ID number. Okay laaaa. Sweet and crispy. Not exactly the shape like the one before, but passable lah in term of taste. It helps that the apples nowadays come with sticky tag, tak macam dulu...mana ada tag2 ni. tu yang gagal meng identify apple dulu tu. 
Terubat rindu kat epal yg dulu.

1 comment:

lina said...

Hah! Tu dia!

I suka one type jugak. small size. kaler cam fuji. Kalau nmpk kenal but dunno what the name is. ;)