Rusty’s market – Cairns
I love wandering around food markets when I am travelling. I walk around checking out the fresh produce and wish I could buy and cook some of it. Staying in a hotel makes that fairly impossible.
I was hoping to find lots of tropical fruit in Cairns – rambutans, lychees, etc, but we are there too early in the season. There are heaps of mangoes, all from Darwin, and I “test” lots of samples.
These are some of the more unusual offerings. I would love to know what ferns or sweet potato leaves taste like! Banana flowers I have had in Thai salads. I had a refreshing young coconut served up by this woman who expertly wielded a very sharp knife. Can you guess what the last two photos are of?