September 13, 2011

[Our World] Good Catch in the Fish Market

For Our World Tuesday I like to show you a little slice of life in my corner of the world, wherever I happen to be. I am at home in Manila these days and I recently accompanied my honey to the market again... and, as usual, while he picks, I click. The stall owners recognize me by now and humor me.

Today I focus on the seafood area.





Manila, 2011

This magnificent lapu-lapu fish (grouper) not only looked fresh, when steamed by my honey, it tasted like a piece of heaven!

It's my favorite fish. What's yours?

23 comments:

jabblog said...

You're spoilt for choice in that fish market:-) The grouper looks beautiful - I'm glad it tasted good, too.

Dina said...

Great that you photograph fish and that the sellers let you.
Those fish on the top left of the first photo are such an interesting shape.

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze - Goodies for a pleasant life said...

Nice shots of fresh fish :)

EG Wow said...

The fish looks very fresh. How nice the stall owners don't mind you taking photos!

Farmer's Wyfe said...

I'm so jealous! How WONDERFUL to get such FRESH fish!!!

Carola said...

Your photos are great. the shaoes, the colors, the people at work.
Fresh tuna is my favorite. I have good memories from Maldives and American Samoa. Mahi Mahi is great too.

jennyfreckles said...

That fish looks so fresh. We're too far from the sea here to get the best. Most of ours is frozen, I think.

Andrea said...

Hello Francisca, it looks like you're home now! For how long will that be before another plane takes you somewhere? That seafood market seems to be selling fresh fish and i envy you for having that nearby. I love seafoods, most especially lapu-lapu. The red ones though are much more delicious that that whitish or blackish ones. Hmmm, i wish i can see them too in our nearest market in QC. I am far from the market and those in supermarkets are not reliably fresh, not to my liking.

Evelyn said...

It's fun going to wet markets. There's so much to see, and to photograph.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh I love grouper (not sure if its the same variety that we get in Florida, but there's nothing better. Except here in Oregon, there is the salmon -- oh so delicious. And, um, we just really like fish!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

You're right, everything looks so fresh. How do they manage that in such heat? (I didn't see ice in your photos).

ladyfi said...

Everything does look so fresh!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots. Great variety of fish.

Sylvia K said...

I love fish! And what great photos! I'm afraid my mouth is watering! What a tasty world you do have! Hope your week is going well, Francisca!

Sylvia

Martha Z said...

All of that fish looks so fresh but I'm afraid I'm not much of a fish eater. Salmon, tuna and halibut are the only fish I prepare. Shrimp and scallops, now that is a different story, can't get enough of those.

eileeninmd said...

Cool photos from the fish market, I usually like to see my fish after it is cooked. Thanks for sharing, have a great day!

joo said...

I love markets and I love your post:)
Hugs
Joo

Vicki/Jake said...

Hmmm, I'm not such a fish eater..ok, maybe lake rainbow trout:) But how great to get it so fresh. I work with a couple of ladies from the Phillippines and the'd love these pictures. Have fun on your excursions.

tapirgal said...

I'm not sure why dead fish are such a great photographic subject, but I have to agree. My fish pix from the huge fish market in Manaus are among my faves from that trip. I don't remember if I've posted any yet, but someday I will. I love those silvery sides and big, graphic eyes.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Awesome ~ totally awesome photo and what an experience you must be having ~ you are blessed. thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor)

Genie said...

Grouper is my FAVORITE fish, and I have never seen one right out of the water. When we were at the beach 2 weeks ago we age grouper twice and I brought some more of it home with me. Would love to know how you all cook it there. I bake it in the oven covered in foil with garlic and butter....any suggestions for a change? Loved the shots...they really do bring to life your area of the world. Hugs, genie

Kaori said...

Oh if I were I fish eater I would be drooling right now! They look very fresh. Sounds like a lovely meal :D

Arija said...

You really have a great Honey who not only can pick out a good fish, but cook it as well.A great fish market indeed and lovely photos as well.