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’.

  • Guar Bean

    $2.49 /bag
    8 oz  Guar Bean is small to medium in size. Its pods are green with a slimy, soft texture. They have a slightly bitter taste. Additionally, they are high in fiber and vitamins. Great for soups, stir-fries, and salads. Origin: Dominican Republic Availability: Year-Round  
  • Thai Okra

    $1.19 each
    Thai okra has all the versatility of the beloved vegetable we are familiar with, just with an Asian flair. Thai okra is a good source of vitamin C and fiber. Origin: Dominican Republic 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  
  • 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  
  • 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  
  • 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  
  • 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  
  • 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    
  • 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
  • Thai Eggplant

    $1.99 /bag
    8 oz 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
  • 8 oz 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
  • Long Squash

    $1.00 each
    Long squash or "Bottle Gourd" is often considered to be of African decent but it is also common in Europe and Asia. The long squash is very similar to zucchini and it is grown in warm climates. The outer skin can go from yellow to green while the inner flesh is firm textured, white in color and contains seeds Origin: Dominican Republic, Honduras, USA Availability: Year-Round