Thursday, 20 January 2011

The big pickle dream

So, I peer into the fridge and look at my big glass bowl of achar everyday. The thing about achar is, it tastes better with age. I know YK has been peeling open the cling film to steal some for tasting

I think it's just perfect and I bet he thinks so too, though he says, "It's good, but a little too spicy."

My colleague came by the other night and YK quickly suggested, "Aren't you going to give Aunty LT a jar of achar?"

But of course! That same night, I started dreaming the big achar dream. Maybe I can set up a small shop to sell my achar. It can be quite profitable as the cost of raw materials is low. But I can't sell nothing but achar in a shop. Maybe I can rope in my Korean friend to make kimchi. We can specialise in pickles, chutney, spices and salad dressings! We can be the spice girls!

This morning I finally bottled up the achar. I thought there was enough to feed an army but I was quite wrong. I couldn't even fill up half a dozen bottles. At first I thought I could even send some to my friends, but I guess there isn't enough to go around.

There is hope. If I decide to open the achar shop, I will need lots of practice. That's when I need many guinea pigs.

13 comments:

Leah said...

I love achar...I will be your guinea pig willingly!! :)

I have been wanting to ask you...if you want a running companion sometimes, let me know. :)

petunialee said...

Me! Me! I can be more than a guinea pig. Those don't eat much. I can be a pig.

Blur Ting said...

Hi Leah, yay, you're my first guinea pig!

Thanks for offering to be my running companion. Sounds good but to be honest, we're so far apart. Maybe easier if I start running around my area first.

Blur Ting said...

Petunia - haha, you're willing to be a pig? I knew you love achar!

ckl said...

If you do open your achar shop please consider exporting to Australia :-)

Blur Ting said...

CKL - Yes, I think so as My Sinfonia, who lives in Tasmania, also wants some!

auntielucia said...

Don't have a real shop. Have an online shop. Easier to manage. If interest (yours or the customers') wane, easier to fold becos of lower upfront n upkeep cost.

Blur Ting said...

Auntie Lucia - Good idea. Need to look into the rules and regulations of selling food online though.

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

me me me!! i be your test pig! *WIDE GRIN*

Malar said...

Need guinea pig? of course me! Can you sent some to your guinea pig in Malaysia? ;-))

Amel said...

Ohhhh...GREAT ideaaaaa!!! :-D If I lived close, I'd love to be a guinea pig, too HE HE HE HE HE...

Wen-ai said...

Wooh, sounds great! And, can I also request that Spice Girls also sell japanese pickles? Fresh, delicious, crunchy raddish pickles???

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Am I too late...? I would love to be your guinea pig too!