46 Comments

  1. Elies_Lie
    September 26, 2011 @ 6:05 am

    Tq for sharing the story & photos, learn a lot from ur post 🙂
    And tq for stopping by & ur kind comment on my blog, nice to meet u! 😉

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  2. Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen
    September 26, 2011 @ 6:54 am

    Purabi, I really enjoyed my virtual visit to this market. Really interesting to hear about how important dried fish is. I will look out for it in my local Chinese market – but may need a little advice on how to prepare it.

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  3. Dzoli
    September 26, 2011 @ 7:20 am

    This is so fanatstic to see.I am pleased taht people like you taht come along places share this with us..otherways we would enver see those or if we get there wouldn’t know autoamticaly they exist:))

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  4. Daksha
    September 26, 2011 @ 8:32 am

    Hi purbi! Great post, very informative and such an inspiration!

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  5. Tina
    September 26, 2011 @ 8:35 am

    I am surprised that we do not see more dried seafood in the US in places that are not on the coast that do not have easy access to fresh fish. Thanks for sharing this informative and interesting post!

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  6. hungryaustralian.com
    September 26, 2011 @ 9:20 am

    Great piece on the HK markets and dried fish. I love wandering through markets and seeing your pics reminded me how fantastic the Chinese food markets are.
    I like using dried anchovies when I make nasi lemak or in congee – dried scallops are also great in congee, actually.

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  7. yummychunklet
    September 26, 2011 @ 1:29 pm

    What a fantastic market! Congrats on the awards!

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  8. Vicki Bensinger
    September 26, 2011 @ 8:30 pm

    Thank you for sharing these interesting facts. It’s fascinating to read and hear about. I’ll be sure to save this information for my classes.

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  9. Charles
    September 26, 2011 @ 9:55 pm

    I’d love to have a market like that near me – oh, the things I could make! I wonder what dried abalone is like. The fresh version is delicious!

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  10. Ann
    September 27, 2011 @ 1:01 am

    SO exotic! I be you had a wonderful time checking all the amazing fish they have! I remember the dried fish they had in the markets in Sicily….it’s amazing how they can dry it so seafood is available for everyone! Thanks for sharing such a fun post and congratulations on the awards!

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  11. vianney/sweet life
    September 27, 2011 @ 2:31 am

    A wonderful post!! congrats on your feature over at Zommpa, great info.

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  12. Lindsey@Lindselicious
    September 27, 2011 @ 4:09 am

    Wow- what an informative post. I didnt know dried fish were considered good luck, OR that there were so many types of dried fish.

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  13. kankana
    September 27, 2011 @ 5:22 am

    Coming from eastern India, I am pretty much used to eating some varieties of dried fish. There is a lot of variety in Hong Kong and this is a great post!

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  14. Manu
    September 27, 2011 @ 7:56 am

    What a great post Purabi! I loved reading it and wandering with you in the markets of Hong Kong!!! :-)))) I had no idea there was so much variety of dried seafood!

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  15. Sissi
    September 27, 2011 @ 8:32 am

    Thanks for this informative and detailed post. I had no idea so many fish varieties are dried! The only ones i had were tiny Japanese dried fish and dried shrimp. The photos look so exotic! I would love to be able to taste all these delicacies… Does it mean recipes with dried fish/seafood will be coming soon?

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  16. My Journey With Candida
    September 27, 2011 @ 10:02 am

    How fun to get to see all this. I never knew there was so much dried fish… andd all the other things they dried.

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  17. Kimby
    September 27, 2011 @ 12:03 pm

    Purabi, I learn so much from you! Glad this was published in Zomppa and congratulations on your awards! Regarding eating dried fish on Chinese New Year for luck, in the Southern U.S. we eat black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day for luck. 🙂 Neat how every culture has their traditions and so wonderful that you share them!

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  18. Now Serving
    September 27, 2011 @ 12:48 pm

    Purabi, now that’s a place I could/ would never go by – but it looks pretty awesome in the pictures sans smells that surely go with it 🙂

    Thanks too for your comment on my blog dear – as part of the giveaway, please like my FB page so that you can enter for the giveaway – Here is the link – I think you are already following my blog?
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Priyas-Now-Serving/159799020739157

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  19. Pari
    September 27, 2011 @ 2:51 pm

    Hi Purabi. Great post especially for the fish lovers. Congrats on the award.

    FOODELICIOUS

    EVENT FOR SEPTEMBER & GIVEAWAYS, ‘ONLY’- FASTING FOOD

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  20. Junia
    September 27, 2011 @ 3:00 pm

    my mom always has a stash of dried anchovies in the freezer so that she can make a fish broth for any soup base!

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  21. elisabeth@foodandthrift
    September 27, 2011 @ 3:16 pm

    Purabi-Thanks for the informative post about the dried fish…very interesting. I just hope I am always able to find fresh fish locally here, in South Florida!
    Congratulations on your awards, dear! Well deserved.

    I received the same award as well, from Vicki:DDD

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  22. Reshmi Mahesh
    September 27, 2011 @ 3:40 pm

    I would have never visited this place in person…but you gave a nice virtual tour of the market…Loved looking through ur recipes too..:)

    Thanks for visiting my space and for your lovely comments…joined your space…

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  23. Deeksha
    September 27, 2011 @ 4:08 pm

    Thanks for stopping by dear. You too have a lovely space here.
    cheers

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  24. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    September 27, 2011 @ 5:51 pm

    Purabi – what a great source for people who are not familiar with dried fish, and even I know and use them, this was still a great read. Your detail explanation was amazing and I’m sure it took a lot of time to prepare this post. Thanks for sharing and introducing great ingredients for food.

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  25. Anne@frommysweetheart
    September 28, 2011 @ 2:49 am

    Purabi…I just love your blog….in it’s appearance, it’s content, recipes, writing….it’s always an adventure to visit you. This was a fantastic post…to be able to visit a place that I don’t think I’ll get to visit in real life…it was just wonderful! : )

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  26. Christine's Pantry
    September 28, 2011 @ 4:20 am

    I bet you had a great time checking out all the fish. Congrats on your award.

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  27. katrina
    September 28, 2011 @ 4:54 am

    Dried fish used to be a poor man’s dish 20yrs ago in Malaysia, not today.. the prices have gone up and some can be as expensive as the fresh ones.

    Look for the pickled dried fishes
    – taste really good sprinkled on to fried rice or even taken with plain white rice.

    Cheers

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  28. Tiffanee
    September 28, 2011 @ 5:19 am

    This is so interesting. Thanks for sharing. Loved it.

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  29. Biny Anoop
    September 28, 2011 @ 8:07 am

    Thx for introducing us to this…i am sure like me there are many of us who are unaware abt food in japan…..its really nice to see it….

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  30. sangeeta
    September 28, 2011 @ 9:30 am

    Wow…what an informative post. Learnt a lot about all kinds of dried n salted fish.

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  31. Babli
    September 28, 2011 @ 9:36 am

    Wonderful and informative post. Lovely pictures of the variety of fish.

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  32. Jay
    September 28, 2011 @ 11:35 am

    wow…awesome post dear…very interesting to know abt different types of dryfish..
    great cliks..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  33. purabi naha
    September 28, 2011 @ 12:06 pm

    Nami, I am glad that you liked reading this article. Thanks!

    Hester and Sissi, sure! I’d post one recipe relating to this post very soon!

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  34. Peggy
    September 29, 2011 @ 1:49 pm

    So much information in this post! Loved reading about them all =)

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  35. Little Corner of Mine
    September 29, 2011 @ 3:24 pm

    Thanks for the informative post, I didn’t know there are so many different kind of dried fish out there too. And thanks for stopping by my blog. 🙂

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  36. Tiffany
    September 30, 2011 @ 2:13 am

    These pictures are AWESOME! I totally feel like I’m in the market! 😀

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  37. Paolo
    September 30, 2011 @ 6:06 am

    Beautiful and informative post! I have another award for you, I hope you’ll accept it 🙂 http://www.disgracesonthemenu.com/p/thanks-to.html

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  38. carolinaheartstrings
    September 30, 2011 @ 4:19 pm

    What an interesting post. Great pictures and information. Thanks. Come over and visit us. We have the most amazing apple cake you will ever taste.

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  39. fattydumpling
    October 1, 2011 @ 5:17 am

    Aww man, fly to Canada, put me in your pocket and smuggle me into Hong Kong, I want to see this! Dried squid is delicious, it’d be neat to see a wide spread of this stuff outside of my city’s Chinatown ;]

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  40. Miriam
    October 3, 2011 @ 3:33 pm

    Great post, I learned so much! I’ll be following you now :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  41. Juliana
    October 3, 2011 @ 6:53 pm

    Oh Biren! That an interesting post…love the pictures of the variety of dried fishes sea creatures…never seen such a big collection.
    Hope you have a great week and thanks again for this nice and informative post 🙂

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  42. Simply Life
    October 4, 2011 @ 12:20 am

    wow! great photos of this market!

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  43. Kitchen Riffs
    October 6, 2011 @ 3:57 pm

    You have a wonderful blog. I’m glad I discovered it via your visit to mine! This is a really great post – I have to admit I don’t know that much about dried fish and how to cook with them (even though I’ve had dishes where they were used in restaurants). Good pictures, too. Thanks for this.

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  44. Francesca Delaney
    October 9, 2011 @ 2:45 pm

    I would love to visit hog kong! these pictures are incredible! thanks for the add on food buzz!

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  45. chocoamylatte
    October 12, 2011 @ 12:58 am

    I’m Chinese and I didn’t know any of that! Thanks for the very informative post. =)

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  46. Tiffany {A Clove of Garlic}
    October 14, 2011 @ 12:39 am

    What an interesting post! Thanks for sharing. I feel like I learned my “something new” for today 🙂

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