My World #17: Fresh Sugarcane Juice, Anyone?

09 Feb

Fresh Sugarcane Juice, Anyone?, originally uploaded by airam94564.

I am aware that I told every body last week that I was intent on going to Napa/Sonoma Valley over the weekend. It did not happen. My husband was busy with church meetings/retreat. I was busy with chores. Then we had dinner with friends to finalize some travel plans for next week.

Anyway, let me tell you that California is my adopted home. It is also my husband’s adopted home. I was born and raised in the Philippines. He was from Bangladesh. We met and fell in love at work (yeah!).

In January of last year we had to go home to Bangladesh.  While there one day we chanced upon this ambulant cart selling fresh sugarcane juice. I thought it was very unique. We did not have this in the Philippines; well at least when I was there.  One day last month as I was cleaning out my archives I found this video/clip and husband suggested I share it with you all/blog about it.  Enjoy the video.  Nope I did not have any.  Now I wish I tried it.

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Posted by on February 9, 2009 in My World, photo meme


39 responses to “My World #17: Fresh Sugarcane Juice, Anyone?

  1. Toe

    February 9, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Oooh… that looks so delish! I used to love chewing on sugarcanes as a kid. You couldn’t really swallow it diba? But that juice looks interesting.

    ewok said: yeah, my brother and i would take an early morning bike ride out in the barrio and “steal” sugarcane and gnaw on it, sucking all the sweet juice.

  2. seniorhiker

    February 9, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    I’ve never tried that either. The device pressing the sugar cane looks like the wringer on a washing machine my mother used to have.

    ewok said: I may know what you’re referring to. I think I saw one in an old western movie a long time ago.

  3. Carver

    February 9, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    I’ve never heard of sugarcane juice. Great post and fun to be introduced to something new.

    ewok said: This was something very new to me too. I thought it would really be nice to share what we see outside of our regular “world”.

  4. Louise Cannon

    February 9, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    How interesting! I have never seen anything like that. I wish you had tried it, too, so you could report on it!

    ewok said: I know, what was I thinking right? I have had sugarcane many many times before, not in juice form. Next time I see one of these carts, I’ll get my taste.

  5. Your EG Tour Guide

    February 9, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    I’ve never had fresh sugarcane but I hear it’s wonderful. 😉

    Is there anybody here that have tasted it? 🙂

  6. Mojo

    February 9, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Signs are printed in Hindi in Bangladesh? I would have guessed Urdu since it was once West Pakistan. (The two are virtually the same when spoken, but completely different when written.)

    Learn something new every day I tell ya.

    ewok said: it’s actually bengal. it’s closest to what they speak in kolkata, india.

  7. WillThink4Wine

    February 9, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    How neat! I can’t believe you didn’t try it!

    ewok said: I didn’t know what I was thinking. I think it was sensory overload, too much new things to process all at once 🙂

  8. Antigoni

    February 9, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    I have never taste it but i never say no for a glass of juice.

    ewok said: that’s the spirit; try everything once 🙂

  9. Reader Wil

    February 9, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    That must be delicious! I am going to grab something to drink now, probably tea. Wonderful video. I hope to show a video for ABC Wednesday. It took me all afternoon to upload it. I don’t like my voice but it can’t be helped…

    ewok said: I just realized flikr takes video clips too. will check out your abc wednesday.

  10. Reader Wil

    February 9, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    The bushfires are horrible. We also felt for the people who lost their houses in the USA in California. Such a tragic way to lose everything even peoples lives.

  11. Erin

    February 9, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    enjoyed the post and video. i don’t think i have ever had that and i have had some strange drinks.
    have a wonderful afternoon.

    ewok said: LOL, now you got me thinking what strange drinks there are that you sampled 🙂

  12. imac

    February 9, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Very interesting, bet its sweet.

    ewok said: Sure it’s sweet; but how sweet I guess I’ll never know.

  13. Maria

    February 9, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Wow, lokes interesting. I’m sure it’s a very sweet dring?

    ewok said: I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought this was interesting.

  14. Fishing Guy

    February 9, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Ewok: That was a cool shot from your past, very neat.

    ewok said: thank you fishing guy.

  15. Janie of Utah

    February 9, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    I never heard of sugar cane juice being sold, but I know kids in south Louisiana love the sweetness out of a chunk of sugar cane.
    Interesting photo from another part of the world.

    ewok said: the cane itself I’d have many times before. thanks for your comment.

  16. SandyCarlson

    February 9, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    I wonder what that is like!

    ewok said: grocery stores carry sugarcane now, if you try that and suck the juice I’m guessing it’s very much the same as that.

  17. John

    February 9, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    How interesting! Great posting.

    ewok said: thanks John!

  18. mountain.mama

    February 9, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Sometimes in life we just have those missed opportunities, but maybe next time. Cool post.

    ewok said: I know you’re right. It’s better than a life composed of only missed opportunities 🙂

  19. Susan

    February 9, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Ooh I wish you’d tried it too, just so you could tell us about its taste! I’ve never seen it nor even heard of it, but I’d love to try it if I ever get a chance. Thank you for such a fascinating MW post!

    ewok said: I knew I should have; oh well, I’ll make sure there’s a next time. Thanks.

  20. Judith

    February 9, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    took me back to my days as child when I lived in Asia… BTW when Karl does by me my retirement flat over looking Tower Bridge I’ll let you know but don’t start packing just yet!! lol Judith

    ewok said: I’m not packing just yet. I think it would take me my lifetime just to save up for a London trip 🙂

  21. babooshka

    February 10, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Now I’ll never know what that tastes like. Interesting beverage.

    ewok said: I’m pretty sure some enterprising soul would come up with a syrup of this and then we’ll enjoy it as a sugarcane margarita or flavoring some drink 🙂

  22. Today's Blah

    February 10, 2009 at 1:01 am

    Maybe I would have tried it ewok, but I know it’d be much the same taste from the sugar cane chunks that we usually have here. Makes me remember how I loved it, as a child. The sweetness that we never get enough of it, wanting more and more. 🙂

    ewok said: I think that is precisely my reasoning why I never tried it.

  23. wren

    February 10, 2009 at 1:11 am

    Really interesting – it never occurred to me that you could do that. Do you know anyone who’s tasted it? I’d think it would be awfully sweet, but your idea of making into a sugarcane margarita (or mojito, my current fav) makes it sound much more appealing.

    ewok said: Yeah I’m more of a mojito gal myself. I am not surprise if some bar in Bangkok already flavors their drink with sugarcane, it being readily available there or in any Asian clubs/pubs/restaurants. Who knows.

  24. Ruth

    February 10, 2009 at 1:24 am

    I have never seen sugar cane juiced before. My family live in Mexico and we buy chunks of sugar cane than are soaked in lime and salt. I love it and eat it until my mouth is getting sore. It is refreshing in hot weather and good on a hike.

    ewok said: My first time to see it juiced as well.

  25. Grammy

    February 10, 2009 at 1:57 am

    Thats great I did not know it was done like this.

    ewok said: Neither did I. That’s why I was only too happy to share it every one.

  26. Guy D

    February 10, 2009 at 3:41 am

    Looks awesome, I’d love to try it. Great myworld post.

    Have a great week!
    Regina In Pictures

    ewok said: I would try it if there’s another next time.

  27. Brit' Gal Sarah

    February 10, 2009 at 4:20 am

    Very interesting, I heard of SC juice but did not know you could do this.

    ewok said: Majority of the people here don’t know it’s being done, me included.

  28. Indrani

    February 10, 2009 at 4:37 am

    We get fresh sugarcane juice in plenty here, they taste good with a dash of ginger and mint juice. Tastes awesome! Don’t miss it next time you get a chance.

    ewok said: lucky you. i wonder if this makes for a good drink mix.

  29. marites1034

    February 10, 2009 at 5:03 am

    It probably tastes good as I used to chew sugarcane when I was a kid. it used to be abundant and can be easily bought from the markets. That’s really cool way of selling it 🙂

    ewok said: We also used to run after trucks carrying sugarcane for processing so we could get our fix of sugarcane. Oh to be young again.

  30. auringonkukka finland :)

    February 10, 2009 at 6:11 am

    nice pictures and landscapes of country! nice week! 🙂

    ewok said: thanks finland pal.

  31. Rural Writer

    February 10, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    That was really interesting. I wonder what it tastes like?

    ewok said: I am assuming a lot like the cane itself 🙂

  32. Kacy

    February 10, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    ooou, he looked a little unsure of you taking his image! I am with you, I would have passed !

    ewok said: my husband was taking the footage and i guess he wasn’t really happy about shooting/recording without him asking for permission first.

  33. gmirage

    February 10, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Wonder how this is…never got the chance to try those sugar canes 😀 Sayang, kahit yung juice hindi ko din kilala lol. 😀

    Been busy running about (kitchen, school, kindergarten lol) sorry for the late visit…Hope you and the whole family are all in great shape! TC!

    ewok said: you not having sugar cane in your life? that’s interesting. a mom’s life is 25/8 di ba?

  34. Glennis

    February 11, 2009 at 12:26 am

    I haven’t tried sugercane juice, but I have seen stalls selling it. I watched a man pedaling a bike that was crushing the cane as he pedaled. But we didn’t try it. I thought it must taste rather woody but probably sweet.

  35. bw

    February 11, 2009 at 2:10 am

    coming from Negros Occ. the land if sugar, I can appreciate this 🙂 Sugar cane juice is awesome !

  36. lawstude

    February 11, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    it’s been so long since i chew on a sugar cane. memory of childhood certainly came flashing back. lovely, lovely post.

    Let me share to you My World thru Cagayan De Oro’s Night Cafe.

  37. 2sweetnsaxy

    February 11, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    I haven’t had a piece of sugar cane in a very, very long time. I’m trying to imagine the juice from it. Very interesting. I’m glad you posted this. Did this fella get mad at you for taking the video? He didn’t look too happy. 🙂

  38. Mojo

    February 11, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Well that explains a lot. Big difference between Bengal and Bangladesh. Hindi’s spoken all over India, but I suspect you’ll find as many people speaking Bengali in Kolkatta (and elsewhere in Bengal) as anything. Same family of languages I believe (Indo-Aryan) but still pretty different. But I wouldn’t be surprised to find signs printed in Hindi there.

  39. Connie

    February 11, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    That is an interesting video. I have never seen anything like it. I would love to taste it and see what fresh sugar cane is like. Thanks for sharing.


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