Highlights of a trip to Little Cambodia:
Longan. Similar to lychee or rambutan, a longan is easily peeled, with a mild, firm, juicy fruit inside.
Makok. Spondias dulcis - a member of the cashew family. Extremely fragrant, exotic rind with a lot of tartness to it; mild, crisp fruit. Very very good.
Unlaid chicken eggs. When a hen is slaughtered, it often has eggs it hasn't laid yet, in various stages of development. There are a number of uses - in the South in the old days, these would have been served in the soup made from the hen.
This morning we had a "kitchen sink" breakfast using things already on hand combined with things from Battambang in Little Cambodia - sweet Chinese sausage stir-fried with okra, tomatoes, culantro, sweet potato leaves, and garlic, with fried eggs. (We're assuming these are sweet potato leaves, at least - the label says "potato leaves," but I thought those were poisonous.)
Other acquisitions, apart from the usual herbs and meats - a couple of trays of unidentified fruit sold with sugar or salt to dip them in; "baby duck eggs" (balut); lychee black tea; sugar cane juice and roasted coconut juice; and durian candies and cookies. Caitlin and I are basically taking the weekend and just seeing what we think of to make with all this.