Sunday, June 22, 2008

My first try on clay pot fish

I haven't used this clay pot for quite sometime and it has been sitting underneath the kitchen's cupboard collecting dust. Feeling jealous and agitated by stp (http://www.suituapui.wordpress.com/) ability to cook so many good food, I decide to clean this under-utilized pot and try my hands on clay pot fish!.

This is the result.Not bad for the first try huh!. I already ate a small portion of it and.........shruuuuuup.......does it make you salivate? You know, it really tastes very nice.

I bought the fish from this fisherman who went out fishing before day break at 4 o'clock this morning.My buddy photography friend Abana (http://www.abana-abana.blogspot.com/) this morning suggested that we drove to Sungai Assan and it was the right decision.The trip was very fruitful as we took many nice and interesting photos and on top of that I also managed to buy 13 fish at below RM30. Where on earth could you buy so many fish at such a low price and furthermore they were so fresh, some of them were still alive when I bought them.They were of the good species of "Tapah" and "Lajuong".

These boys were our stars this morning. They jumped from the jetty into the river, swimming furiously against one another and posed so naturally for our cameras.Surprisingly none of them were camera-shy. They even swam to the fisherman's boat to escort him to the jetty where we were standing.


It was also a lucky day for the fisherman who netted more than 30 fish this morning.Two other ladies also bought fish from him. His income was about RM50, not bad considering that he still had several kilograms left to bring home for the family.


This was the small weighing scale used by the fisherman. So there was no worry about paying more and getting less than you rightfully deserved. Infact he gave me a few extra grams.

Indeed a super lucky day for me. I befriended two ladies at the jetty and they volunterred to clean the stomach of the fish for me. They were so skillful in it that in less than 10 minutes, all the 13 fish was totally done and ready for the cooking pot.


I will blog about these two nice ladies. Now I have their contacts and can easily arrange my local and overseas friends to visit their longhouse.They provide homestay too if you wish to stay overnight.For those of you who do not know the location of Bawang Assan, it is just 30km west of Sibu Town, across the Igan Bridge, further down Sungai Bidut village.The road leading to this community of 8 Iban longhouses is completely tar-sealed, making it a comfortable ride through the country side in just half an hour.

12 comments:

cc said...

Love fish! Love all fish dishes!
Unfortunately open plan kitchen means the whole house will reek of fishy smell if I attempt to do any cooking involve fish. :(

rubberseeds said...

cc:Yes, I too,love fish the most. Any kind of fish which is fresh is good for me.FYI, we have one kind of fresh water fish here called "Empurau" which costs more than RM500 per kg.

cutie said...

Fish has become my favorite these days... and shruuppp... Can I have some???

rubberseeds said...

cutie: you can have as many as you wish....on condition that you cook for us.

-eiling- said...

wow...the fish is really fresh! Lucky you.

rubberseeds said...

eiling:Yes,very fresh, some were still alive when I bought them.I really like fish.

abana said...

All this while,I didn't know that you can cook.

rubberseeds said...

Abana: haha, so no need to worry when we go outing for days or even weeks. How is your leg today? Hope you recover soon.

suituapui said...

Gee! That's ikan buris aka sai seng!! RM20 a kilo for medium, RM25 a kilo for large at the market!!! Next time you come across any, call me!!! I want! I want!

cutie said...

rubberseeds, sure no problem for me to cook! I love cooking.... yeah!

rubberseeds said...

cutie: yeah! how about having a crazy dinner together. All the food is fish....steam fish, deep fried fish,curry fish head,grilled fish..... What else can you think of?

rubberseeds said...

stp: That is not "Sai Seng".They are "La Juong" and one is "Tapah" Probably "La Juong" is in the same family as "Sai seng". Next time I buy, you cook and we eat together ya.