J.Long is a fruit vendor located at Bangrak area. Taste of Thailand had this opportunity to have an interview session with her last week.
-Where are you from originally?
I am originally from Samut Songkram province.
-How long have you worked here/owned the business?
My family were gardeners, growing Pomelo. When I moved to Bangrak I was 24 yrs old and my first job was as a tailor. Then I changed to be a fruitier.
-How is the fruit business going in the Bangrak area now?
Now there are just 5 fruit stands in the Bangrak area. Fruits are always popular though! It takes hard work and patience, but I run my business with honesty, selling good quality fruits to the customers.
– Tell us something about your customers
I have both Thai and Foreigners come here to buy fruit. The foreigners love to come taste all the exotic fruits they don’t get at home!
-What are your best selling fruits?
The best-selling fruits are Mangosteen, Durian, Custard apple and mango.
-What do you like most about your job?
If fruit lovers walk in to my shop I let them try before they buy. I like to see people enjoying the fruit or see them trying something new.
-What is your favorite Thai food?
My favorite Thai food is Green Curry with spotted Feather-back fish balls.
Interviewed by K. Joker