RICE - Haiti Food Shopping - Gode Diri - Rice Measuring Cup

RICE - Haiti Food Shopping - Gode Diri - Rice Measuring Cup

Trying to buy rice retails in Haiti? look out for this measuring cup (gode) used for selling rice. In the Haitian marketplace (nan mache) rice is not sold by the pound. Nope! You have to buy by the gode.

In the Capital, Port-au-Prince, they sell rice by 'Ti Mamit' and 'Gro mamit,' in the market places across the Haitian provinces rice sells by 'demi gode' (half cup) and gode (1 cup).

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