Thursday, July 26, 2012

Farmer’s Market and The Alligator Pear



Last Sunday we went to the Downtown Orlando Farmer’s Market at Lake Eola. We walked around first since there was plenty of vendors there. Several different artists with their creations. Paintings, jewelry, pet stuff, and clothing. Then there was the different produce and food stands. We stocked up on some kale (for my bearded dragon Kylie), zucchini, yellow squash, onions, and green beans. There was so many things I wanted to try but we are really on a budget since David is between jobs (long story, tell you later--but he had an interview and training coming so yay!) but we only got the things we needed to cook with and looked at all the art.

This is some interesting bottle art. They also had a tarot card reader, home made soaps/lotions, jewelry, paintings, massage, etc. There is a lot going on down there. But the most exciting part of my day was trying the food stand. The Alligator Pear is a small business run by Greg and Amanda, they serve fusion cuisine. Tacos, Rice Bowls, and this amazing sandwich thing called Banh-mi. The flavors that inspire them seem to be Asian and Asian Fusion. Some really tasty food.  In case the print in the photos below is too small: Bahn-mi: (ban me) a vietnamese baguette sandwich. Served with your choice of savory meat. Topped with: pickled daikon and carrots, cucumber, cilantro, aioli, and ponzu sauce. 
I ordered my Bahn-mi with Korean Beef which is spicy, thinly sliced beef cooked with spices. I had Greg make it "traditional" which is however he usually makes it. I wanted the full effect. The Alligator Pear also has a facebook page. It looks like they are still creating their online presence. 
























This was my Bahn-mi. It was absolutely delicious!! You can see I also grabbed a side of hot sauce which I didn't need. But I dipped it a few times, the way Greg made it was absolutely perfect. I also purchased a cup of blueberry lemonade that they make. It was a very nice Sunday for David and I. 

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