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#64540 - 04/25/02 01:28 PM Re: fish eyes/tapioca
dxb Offline
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I looked up a reference to whitebait (they are about 1.5", or 40mm, long from nose to tail), and it suggests that they are the fry of herring or sprat, so I guess they use more than one fish, perhaps in different parts of the world.

If they are fry then that does'nt do much to help reduce the overfishing problem, does it. Maybe I should stop eating them on principle.....mmmm.....maybe not.

dxb


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#64541 - 04/27/02 03:29 AM Re: fish eyes/tapioca
Bingley Offline
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Loc: Jakarta
The small fish eaten fried with peanuts are called teri in Indonesian. Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia defines teri as "A very small edible sea fish classified into the genus Stolephorus".

Googling teri and stolephorus led me to this site:

http://makeashorterlink.com/?P333514C, which gives different names for the fish in different languages. The home page for the site, which seems to be devoted to ichthyological nomenclature in different languages is http://www.fishbase.org/search.cfm.

The dish is called teri kacang, googling which will lead you to recipes for those so inclined.

Bingley
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#64542 - 04/27/02 08:22 AM Re: fish eyes/tapioca
Wordwind Offline
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My daughter and I went to a Korean buffet where tiny, somewhat salty, crunchy fish were served. It reminded me of eating friend shrimp tails. Have no idea what they were called, but they were very good in small quantity.


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#64543 - 04/29/02 10:12 AM Re: fish eyes/tapioca
Faldage Offline
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eating friend shrimp tails

Eewww! Is that legal?


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#64544 - 04/29/02 10:49 AM Re: fish eyes/tapioca
wwh Offline
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Sounds like a way to lose friends.


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#64545 - 04/29/02 04:49 PM Re: shrimp tails
Wordwind Offline
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eating friend shrimp tails

Edit: Read: fried That's a classic typo up there, huh?

Eewww! Is that legal?

My dad has raised me in a strange way. It has been his delight to introduce me to all kinds of things I would never have tried on my own. And he started this when I was still a babe in arms--not shrimp tails then, but sardines and fried oysters. We worked up--or down--to shrimp tails. Actually, friend shrimp tails have more intense flavor by far than the shrimp itself. There's a succulence in them combined with a bit of sweetness that makes them interesting. They're at least as good--if not better flavor-wise--as those tiny fried Korean fried fish, which I still wish I knew the name of. Please excuse the preposition at the end of the sentence that preceded this one.

Beast regards,
Wordwisp

PS: My dad, who is a big joker, said he acquired his taste for all unusual food when a child. He says that the family was so big that all he got from the chicken were the bones. Faulkner would have understood.


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#64546 - 04/30/02 09:40 AM Re: shrimp tails
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That's a classic typo up there, huh?

And repeated later in the post?

friend shrimp tails have more intense flavor

One might think you have some "issues" to resolve here, Dub' Dub.

You know I usually leave these typos alone; sometimes I just can't resist.


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#64547 - 04/30/02 10:55 AM Re: shrimp tails
wwh Offline
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I usually find shrimp tasteless. I avoid sushi, having seen cases of nasty parasitic disease from raw fish.
But when out scalloping in Buzzards Bay the raw scallop muscle on buttered bread used to be delicious, pleasantly sweet, with just the right amount of salt from the sea water, and an enjoyable texture.


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#64548 - 05/04/02 06:06 AM Re: shrimp tails
Wordwind Offline
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Faldage can't resist:

That's a classic typo up there, huh?

And repeated later in the post?

friend shrimp tails have more intense flavor

...I will stay in from recess and type one thousand times:

fried shrimp tails
fried shrimp tails
fried shrimp tails
fried shrimp tails...

...and hope that we won't have a speed test today in typing class that includes the phrase fried shrimp tails!!!!

Bemoaning regrets,
WordWrecker


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#64549 - 05/05/02 07:54 AM Re: shrimp tails
Faldage Offline
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fried shrimp tails

Local movie theater that had a paucity of certain letters for its marquee used to just leave a little space between letters to represent an i. Some of us took to referring to the movie as Fred Green Tomatoes.


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