After visiting the Musee Toulouse-Lautrec in Albi and nearby cathedral, I could not resist a quick walk around the Marche Couvert across the street.
One of the stalls offers appetizing and well priced prepared foods from Asia.
The owner was proud to let me know that all items on sale are prepared by her and her husband.
They even grow some of the produce they use for their dishes including Spiky Cucumber (labeled 'Concombre Amer' or 'Sour Cucumber') above which she told me is popular in her native Cambodia as well as in Japan.
Spikes from an Asian French garden for Tokyo Thursdays # 241