Friday, January 30, 2009

Fresh Seafood Market - Teluk Tempoyak, Penang (Part 2)

While eating at Adnan Hassan we did a spot of shopping at this fish market next door. One of my eating goal when in Penang is always to get and eat fresh off-the-sea fish and shellfish. Being doing that whenever I visit riverine areas like Kalimantan, Sumatera, Mekong or the islands in Philippines. Its too good an oppotunity to miss.

Shiny and bright colours undiminished through the passing of time. Fishes with smooth skin, blood red gills and bright eyes. Fishes looking so alive and body so beautiful showing its vigour and strength. Crabs in brownish bluish hue tinged with reddish blots pointing to the presence of roe.
Ketam Bunga crabs from the sea.
Medium size Silver Pomfret.
A foot-long still alive and kicking mantis prawn.Crabs piled up in a wok and bake in its own liquid for 10-15 minutes.
Delicious, milky and flavourful meat from the pomfret.
Frusrated that this mantis prawn was over-cooked and was left in a steamer unattended while everyone was busy concentrating on other bounties from the sea.

2 comments:

CRIZ LAI said...

Awww... what a waste the mantis prawn was left unattended! This is one creature that I would not lay my hands on while alive.. I still could not forget the punctures on my thumb. haha

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worldwindows said...

I have 2 smaller ones in a restaurant in KL done lobster style, with cheese. Bill RM80. We lost the juices and the meat became somewhat leathery.