生果檔的秋裝 the autumn street anthem

2015.10.24 | 中環卑利街荷李活道口 peel street crosses hollywood road

tangerin peel hollywood rd oct15

農曆九月,一項季度手工業就會在各老舊社區捲起陣陣橘香清蘊。街頭巷尾大媽女仕身邊都堆著盒盒紙箱的新會柑,講究出生地、面容完好,又考手工。每張果皮開誠三瓣,用繩串成果皮圈璉,放於蔭下同時通風處,練就天然綠色黃金。

如果床前的窗簾用上這襲襲綠裳,會否我也多發個香夢?

every autumn, you will see this pleasant green hand-industry/products flourish around almost every street corners in old neighbourhoods for some brief weeks.

cantoneses and hongkongers love aged dried tangerine peels as they have high herbal and gourmet value. many mature ladies at home and in related businesses cherish particularly the home-made type of these traditional treasures. and like cognac, the value of quality dried tangerine peels grows with their age.

do take note, only tangerine from xin hui of guangdong is the real deal; the peel should be intact and pretty, no bruise no lines; slit the fruit on the skin to produce three perfect ‘petals’. then use a string to put peels together into a big ring. hang them under shade and airy places to dry.

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