It's Halloween week so my son trick or treated around the market stalls. Some of the shops gave us little oranges or grapes which was fantastic, others just candy.
I was joking with the man at the fish stall that he needed to give me a free scallop, as he didn't have candy for my son. He asked me if I liked sugar cane, and I said "yes," so he cut out a piece from his long cane. I was so excited that my son and I ran to the stall that was selling them.
I hadn't seen them since I left Hong Kong a decade ago.
To eat it, you have to take a bite, chew on it to get the juice, and then spit out the fiber.
A lot of the enjoyment is how the juice spills out when you take a bite of it. It's a combination of sensation and taste.
In order to use or eat sugar cane, there is a LOT of preparation.
- Cut the sugar cane above or below the joints.
- Then you have to slice away the skin. It's really hard. You need a very very sharp chopper.
You really have to be committed, as it takes a long time to prepare and effort to eat it. But I think it's worth it once in awhile...
I plan to make soup with it as well.