Oriental Vegetables

This category are not just famously grown for Asian dishes, they are now increasing in popularity and found growing in many local gardens. Oriental vegetables are versatile and add exceptionally unique flavours, textures and colours to stir-fries and salads.Vegetables that have originated in the East and Southeast Asian countries such as China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam are called ‘Asian Vegetables’ or ‘Oriental crops’.

  • Fuzzy Squash

    $1.39 each
    Fuzzy Squash has a thick skin covered in small white hairs. The skin is edible but the hairs should be removed, most people peel the skin away. It may be sliced, cubed for stir frying or used in soups. Origin: Dominican Republic, Honduras, Guatemala Availability: Year-Round  
  • Thai Eggplant

    $0.99 each
    Thai Eggplant may be stir-fried, grilled, cooked as tempura or used in creamy Asian soups and curries. It is seedy but its flesh softens rather quickly and absorbs flavors well. There is no need to peel the skin before cooking.
    Origin: Dominican Republic, Honduras, Guatemala Availability: Year-Round
  • The Indian Bitter Melon is a tropical vine that bears a distinctive fruit which is bumpy, green, and elongated. The fruit of the bitter melon contains large, flat seeds, a thin flesh layer and a thick rubbery skin.  Asian cultures believe that bitter melon can prevent malaria, treat diabetes and fuel metabolism. Origin: Dominican Republic, Honduras, Guatemala, USA Availability: Year-Round
  • American Okra

    $2.99 /pound
    Known for its lean flavor, resulting in an indispensable ingredient in stews, curries, deep fried, or grilled. In addition, Okra is a rich source of dietary fiber which eases digestion. Origin: Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua. USA Availability: Year-Round
  • Bunch Chives flower, or garlic chives, are similar to chives but this ones actually taste like garlic. They're not hollow, and they have flat, broader leaves and white flowers. If you're looking for a delicate garlic flavor, this herb is the best option. Origin: Dominican Republic, Honduras, Guatemala Availability: Year-Round  
  • Dosakai

    $1.69 each
    Dosakai is a type of melon, small in size and round in shape. As it matures, its skin goes from green to yellow. It has a firm, watery, white flesh. Additionally, it can be consumed both raw and cooked. Origin: Dominican Republic Availability: Year-Round  
  • Chinese Okra

    $1.29 each
    Chinese Okra is similar to regular okra in color and shape. It is long with a ridged green skin and thin ends. It also has a spongy, slightly fibrous creamy white flesh. Its flesh is tender and similar to zucchini in flavor. Origin: Dominican Republic, Honduras, Guatemala Availability: Year-Round  
  • Tindora

    $2.99 /bag
    8 oz Tindora is a  small Indian vegetable resembles a cucumber and is green with white lines. It has very thick skin and its flesh is white filled with small seeds. It’s seeds spread like wildfire, climbing and occupying every inch of the soil. Origin: Dominican Republic, Honduras, USA Availability: Year-Round  
  • Parvol

    $3.99 /bag
    8 oz Parvol is a popular vegetable in India. It is known there as a green potato and it resembles a small cucumber or squash. It is very versatile since it may be cooked in different ways such as boiled for soups, curried or fried. Origin: Dominican Republic Availability: Year-Round  
  • Indian Eggplant is very popular in Indian cuisine. It is about the size of a tomato and almost perfectly round. Additionally, it has dark, purple skin, and it is sweet and tender with very few seeds. Entirely edible, including the seeds. Origin: Dominican Republic, Honduras, U.S. Availability: Year-Round    
  • Chinese Bitter Melon is a green, cucumber-shaped vegetable with a unique bitter taste. Typically grows in countries with a tropical climate. Very popular in Asian cooking . Similarly, famous for its effects on obesity and diabetes. Origin: Dominican Republic, Honduras, Guatemala, U.S. Availability: Year-Round  
  • Bok Choy

    $1.39 /bunch
    In the American markets it's commonly known as Baby Bok Choy, but unlike the Baby Bok Choy, the Shanghai Choy is completely green with a lighter stem. It has great flavor, can be very versatile, and has incredible health benefits. Origin: USA Availability: Year-Round