Friday, October 19, 2007

Greens are out for now

It has been two weeks after the last typhoon hit Taiwan but we could still feel its impact until now. In the canteen, we noticed that most of the vegetable dishes are cooked out from root crops, bamboo shoots or bean/pea sprouts. Greens are just too expensive these days. I dropped by the grocery two days ago and to my surprise, green beans which usually cost 39NTD is now worth 99NTD, a bag of "pechay" costs 59NTD (from 20+NTD), half slice of small cabbage is 45NTD, a bag of onion leeks costs 79NTD, one piece of large bitter gourd costs 149NTD, and so on...


Whew, seeing all these incredible prices, I picked one half slice of cabbage and headed to the counter. I don't know when the prices will normalize but for sure, we may have to go for potatoes and carrots this weekend.

5 comments:

Bill Bilig said...

Wow, those really are quite expensive, a half of cabbage for NTD 45. Di ba that's almost the same as P45?

Where does Taiwan get its vegetables? Do they raise ir there? Or imported from China?

jane said...

hi bill, i checked yesterday,it's worth 50NTD now, that's almost 65php. There are veggies imported from other countries, fruits as well. They do raise most if it. I'd say Taiwanese people prefer their own products.
On the other hand, they also export their goods. Remember the huge garlic cubes sold home? They're from here.

jane said...

BTW Bill, I hope you don't mind me adding the boondocks link in my blogroll. :)

Bill Bilig said...

It's an honor :-) I've added Page 101 to my blog roll as well. Thanks.

Jane said...

thanks for the add.