Wet Market in Lijang, China


Our first morning in Lijang, we set off with my sister Luanne to the “wet market,” through winding alleyways to stall after stall of — fruits and vegetables, meat and spices…


First stop, the herb counter for Lulu to pick up a small bag of lavender.


There were so many vegetables I had never met before.  I’d like to buy a basket full and take them to a Chinese friend to cook up for us…


There were dozens and dozens of varieties of dried and fresh mushrooms, some fungi as big as my head!


We browsed past the copper smith’s stalls– rows of beautifully burnished pots and ladles,


…and on by the potter’s tables of pitchers and pots.


There were varieties of fruit, familiar and brand new to me.


And I studied tables of bright peppers and every color of pickled vegetables.

  
There were eggs, hen, duck and quail…

  
Fresh meat and all kinds of cooked fowl…


Midday even the vendors stopped for a bit of lunch as they tended their stalls.


We took home a small bag of these– just to find out what they were.  The thick peel comes off to reveal little slimy while globes, tasting a bit like super juicy strawberries.

It was a fine, full morning ambling through the market with my Mom and sis.  A feast for the eyes as well as the shopping basket.

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