Yu laik baim sampela buai o nogat? by bobfoto

Yu laik baim sampela buai o nogat?

Betelnut for sale! Buai for sale! Get your nuts here!

Not sure if she has been to Tokyo, but she has got quite the bounty here.

Photo taken 26 August 2007 at Lea Lea Village.
So how do they prepare(?) this for eating? Does it get shelled like a regular nut or...?
August 26th, 2012  
Great portrait
August 26th, 2012  
That lot would keep you going for quite a while!
August 26th, 2012  
Nice shot of this. (insidious bloody thing though)
August 26th, 2012  
Where does Tokyo come into this? Did you try betel nuts? What does it taste like? Sorry for so many questions!
August 26th, 2012  
Great capture!!
August 26th, 2012  
love this one.
August 26th, 2012  
From what I've seen and learned from your other pics, she won't have much trouble selling them...
August 26th, 2012  
@tigerdreamer - yeah, on the left, in the dirt, you can see the husks. They chew or crack the husk open and rip out the round light brown kernel. They then use the Dakar (the green sticks you can see just to the left of the Holy Bible) and they dunk the Dakar into the Kambung (the white lime powder that is to the left of the dakar) and the whole lot goes into the gob.

@maaikel - Cheers Maaikel!

@kjarn - Good for a Sunday arvo anyway!

@swilde - Oh yeah.

@maggiemae - I meant Hong Kong. Sorry. I am a horticulturist by trade, so I have chewed on many plants including palm nuts in the past. I knew what to expect when I saw Betelnut, and i didn't fancy adding lime powder to the mix. It tastes grassy with a woody texture and quite a pungent sweet fragrance to it, kinda like rotting figs.

@carolmw - Thanks Carol :)
August 26th, 2012  
@alia_801 - nah, she fob these off over the course of the day...

@shamrockinmom - Thanks Sherry :)
August 26th, 2012  
very nice
August 26th, 2012  
Nice capture of this part of the PNG 'culture'.
August 26th, 2012  
Rotting figs? Maybe I will give it a miss :)
August 27th, 2012  
@abhijit - thanks!

@tonydebont - Yeah I like the relaxed look of it all.

@bella_ss - Wise decision.
August 27th, 2012  
gotta love them nuts
August 27th, 2012  
Great capture .... she seems friendly :)
August 27th, 2012  
@houdiniem - Everyone loves a jolly good nut eh?

@paulavdmerwe - Yeah she was sweet even though I purchased no nuts from her!
August 28th, 2012  
I don't know about Tokyo or not, but that facial expression looks to be a dare.
September 20th, 2012  
@hellcat - Chew these nuts if you dare?
September 20th, 2012  
great expression! :)
September 20th, 2012  
September 20th, 2012  
lol! Daring women are so much more fun.
September 21st, 2012  
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