Oct 13, 2007

Photo Hunt 37: Smelly


Today's hunt is anything "smelly". Let me post something which has a strong, fishy odor. What do you know, it's a fish. Others do not like the smell of this specially while it's being cooked. They find it too strong and the smell lingers and sticks to one's clothes long after the frying is done. Me, I like the smell of cooked dried fish. It wets my appetite.

My favorite part is the head. Eeeeww, I can hear some of the readers saying that :D But well, that part of the fish is the most tasty. I don't have any scientific explanation why.



One of the traditional breakfasts of Filipinos are scrambled eggs, milk/coffee, sinangag (fried rice) and tuyo (salted dried herring). Tuyo is the Tagalog term for dry. There are many kinds of dried fish but tuyo is the most popular for breakfast. I am familiar with tuyo variants such as tonsoy and lapad which I buy in packs in supermarkets. Mind you though, there are pastas which use dried salted fish flakes as one of the main ingredients. My husband loves tuyo in olive oil, garlic and some chilies.

Healthy lifestyle is popular nowadays and that is good. There's fresh fruits, oatmeal, wheat bread for breakfast. But generally, Filipinos are rice eaters that even during breakfast, expect a plateful of rice in most households. And expect tuyo to always be a part of a typical Filipino breakfast.

71 comments:

maiylah said...

making me hungry ... lol. :)
happy photo hunting

Andrée said...

This photo hunt is getting very interesting because I am learning a lot about other cultures' food.

Julie said...

Fish sure are smelly, but yum all the same. Thanks for the nice little cultural lesson too. :)

changeiam said...

Ohhhh I love salted dried fish and no doubt it definitely leaves it's smell lingering around after frying :D My smelly is up

keeyit said...

Nice photos with some smelly fish~

I have done my smelly post.
http://www.keeyit.com/index.php/2007/10/13/photo-hunter-smelly/

Happy weekend~

Jhoaniquing said...

nice entry..reminds me of tuyo with matching carabao's milk in our breakfast in the morning when I was young...and I'm thankful for my mother because all of us have a strong teeth and bones because of the carabao's milk.lol
happy weekend!

etteY said...

wow tuyo! love it...with kamatis and suka yummmmy! LOL!

Heart of Rachel said...

Hi Lynn. I love tuyo for breakfast with scrambled eggs and fried rice. It's almost lunch and I'm getting hungry. :)

True, the tastiest part of the fish is the head but I've never tried it before. I remember I would always give the head of the fish to my mom or dad. They would eat it with gusto.

Happy weekend Lynn!

Gattina said...

Fish for breakfas sounds a little strange to me, but why not ! When I am in another country I always try the things I don't know.

ann santos said...

hi! this is smelly but it tastes good with champorado. :)

pelfy said...

*faints*

I am going to be a vegetarian today (=

And thanks for visiting. Have a great day, yea?

Kari & Kijsa said...

Smelly-smelly- Wow what a photo!!
blessings,
kari and kijsa

Elizabeth said...

aaaaahhhhh i can practically smell it

Cheysuli said...

That's such a creative fish photo. It was our first thought and then we decided to go off with the anything smelly (rather good than bad!)

jennyL said...

alam mo Lynn, i don't eat na tuyo kasi after eating parang i want to throw up (arte ba?) kasi yung after taste nya. pero would love to eat that again nga lang i don't eat rice na in the morning wahhh

Lynn said...

MAIYLAH, Sorry about that, haha!

ANDREE, Exact reason why I love photo hunt. I learn about bits and pieces of other countries' culture.

JULIE, You're welcome. :)

CHANGEIAM, But it tastes good! :)

KEEYIT, Thanks!

JHOANIQUING, I love carabao's milk too. It's a little salty than usual though.

ETTEY, Oh yes, with kamatis. Sarap lalo na kapag umuulan.

RACH, Try the head. You just might get hooked. :)

GATTINA, It seems too heavy for a breakfast? :)

ANN, That's what I haven't tried yet but I remember my grandfather loves to take his champorado with tuyo.

PELFY, Dried fish with vegetables seem a good idea. :)

KARI & KIJSA, Thanks for dropping by.

ELIZABETH, Smells good? :D

CHEYSULI, I wonder what you posted instead. Gonna hop in there in a while.

♥Shabem®♥ said...

I am glad I came by hehehe.. I am used to the smell. I love tuyo!
Great pick for this week!

Lynn said...

JENNYL, It's okay. Meron din akong mga ayokong kainin kahit gustong-gusto ng iba. :)

Lynn said...

SHABEM, Thanks! Did the post wet your appetite? :)

mharia said...

tuyo in olive oil sounds great!
happy weekend, and thanks for the visit. :)

Yen said...

Yikes! :D Nice photo though! And thanks for stopping by:)

tegdirb92 said...

how interesting!! great take on this weeks theme.

jmb said...

Too bad they are so smelly because they are delicious.

farmingfriends said...

What an interesting post. I enjoyed reading about the traditional breakfast. I'm off for my breakfast now!!!
Sara from farmingfriends

Lynn said...

MHARIA, And it tastes great too according to my hubby.

YEN, Thanks for appreciating the photo.

TEGDIRB92, Thanks!

JMB, The taste compensates for the smell.

FARMINGFRIENDS, Thank you! Have a hearty breakfast. :)

Aniqueanik said...

yah, i agree champorado with tuyo that's the best partner..hmmm.makes me hungry now...lol..ha[[y weekend!

BlurMommy said...

Great fish photo! I love salted dried fish too. :)

Dragonheart said...

Fish is certainly yummy, and smelly. :) I've never eaten a fish head though. Great choice for the Hunt! :)

My smelly photo.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Tasty too it must be !

jams o donnell said...

Great take on this week's theme. I bet they are tasty though. Happy weekend

eastcoastlife said...

I had tuyo with rice for breakfast when I was staying with a Filipino friend in Manila. It tasted yummy. I missed it now, also the yummy pandesal bread. :(

Michele said...

Yes, again, I am sure this has to be an acquired taste that one needs to be grown up on but I just could not see myself wanting to eat this... awesome picture and a great writeup!
Thanks for visiting, hope to see you again!!
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pat said...

Mmmm...that looks good!!

Happy Weekend.

Connie said...

What a wonderful idea for today's post. Yes those little guys are smelly for sure.

Take care,
Connie

shiera said...

hey lynn!
Wow!!! I miss tuyo!!! Will be eating lots of those when I get home.. .^-^

Actually, before I flew in here, we went to Manila Zoo... and I must admit, I almost cried because it looks like the government has been neglecting that...

Yes, no country is perfect... but at least even if some of the toilets here smell... they don't run out of toilet paper! ^-^

ipanema said...

i love tuyo! but be careful with the salt though.

A. said...

Actually, you've almost won me over :) It's not really so strange to have fish for breakfast. Kippers (dried smoked herring or mackerel) used to be a breakfast dish in the UK.

Thanks for visiting mine :)

Bengbeng said...

I like salted fish too. just for fun, why dont u come and see what i cooked today....my wife deserted me in the kitchen :)

http://www.mylongkang.com/2007/10/13/a-hen-pecked-husband-or-a-liberated-wife/

Sarge Charlie said...

very smelly photo.........

genny said...

wow i love dried fish....see you next week.

Carver said...

That's a great shot and post. Happy weekend.

????? said...

Fish sure are smelly

Sue said...

Great choice for the theme! Happy photo hunting, and thanks so much for visiting :)

crazy working mom said...

Very interesting and educational post. Thanks for sharing.

Great "smelly" post.

WorksForMom said...

Wow, what an EXCELLENT smelly shot!

Caroline said...

Fish for breakfast? Not sure I can take such a powerful smell so early.

Huey said...

Whoa those fishes in your photo really look like having a strong smell. It's weird that even through photo I can feel that...

Christine and FAZ said...

We had neighbours (when I lived in Australia) that used to always dry their fish in the sun. It never smelt great but now I wish I had been brave enough to try it.

C

CRIZ LAI said...

I love salted fish especially those big piece with lots of flesh minus the bones. I just used that in my fried rice for dinner today. It tasted real good with that special aroma and taste. Nice shot this week.

Baba/night owl said...

Good morning, fish may be smelly , but good to eat. I love Sea Bass, red Snapper and flounder.... Baba

Whirlwind said...

Eww. yuck, fish!

raymond pert said...

Smelly? It a fishy sort of way, sure. Gosh, though, the prospect of fish and rice for breakfast sounds awfully good. If I try it, I'll carry my breath mints to work!

TeacherJulie said...

Interesting, Lynn. I love dried fish too but not particularly tuyo, too smelly for my sensitive olfactory nerves. I love more the smoked fish, fresh bangus daing or danggit. All smelly. Have you tried the tilanggit? Baby tilapia dried ala danggit? Sarap! Or the big salted dried fish to be eaten with kalamansi and melted butter.

Have a tasty Sunday! :)

Talk..to..Grams said...

We did have the same idea ,Fish!
Thanks for your visit! Have a great weekend!Grams

TopVeg said...

Great photo - I would love to come for breakfast!

Crooked Eyebrow said...

Interesting, I had no idea it was eaten for breakfast.

Nap Warden said...

Perfect smelly photo!

tiny london said...

Beautiful picture.
My husband just dug some mackerel out of the freezer for breakfast. :)

Heather said...

Fascinating--I didn't know that --I don't like most fish so I can't imagine. Ew.

BirdieRoark said...

I love Filipino breakfast! I had a roommate in my early 20s whose parents would come over every Saturday morning and cook a traditional Filipino breakfast. Yum!

Goofy Girl said...

They sure do look smelly!! Not sure they are for me just like that.

Cindy said...

Interesting! I had no idea!

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Expat Traveler said...

lol - those are definitely smelly! great find.

Moe said...

All this fish makes me hungry! Great shot!

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

Fish is not my favorite, but your shot is great! Good job!

PastorMac's Ann said...

Great choice for The Hunt. I like fish but not the heads! Thanks for dropping by.

Patricia said...

What a pretty photo, Lynn, but I can't say that I am at all fond of the idea of eating a fish's head. This was a very interesting read. I do love the smell of fish, though. Forgive me for taking so long to visit you. You are so sweet, and I always appreciate your comments at Pollywog Creek. BTW, I read somewhere that not all guava varieties have the same offensive smell that ours does. Have a great week, dear friend.

Skeeter And LC said...

We think fish heads are "good smelly" too, but then, we is cats...

Skeeter and LC

Judy said...

Lynn, sadly I can't see photos but I can imagine the smell of dried fish. I love dried fish with rice porridge and yes, also in fried rice and vegie curries.

To a caucasian, the smell of dried fish is like that of a dead rat! :)

l adyce ss said...

ah, magkakasundo tayo :D i looove tuyo! kahit lunch or dinner, or ipalaman sa pan desal, ok sa akin. i dont eat the head though :)