'Glass' eel (elver) smuggling is a hugely lucrative illegal business Illegal eel export dealers exposedEel used to be a cheap source of protein along the Thames. Now, you have to find specialist shops to buy eel pie. I've only had eel in Japan, at a quite expensive unagi-don restaurant.
Whale too, used to be a cheap meat eaten in Japan after WW2 (contrary to popular belief, Japan never had a tradition of eating whale meat before that, except amongst some coastal communities). Now, those liberal lefties won't let you kill a whale to make tasty, tasty whale burgers.
peeps would go mad over bugs * I used to cook them at work all the time , but I would tell them they are just really salt water cockroach .It is interesting how lobster in America was initially viewed with such disdain... lobster shells in a house was a sign of poverty/vulgarity.
In a Dickens novel (Bleak House), the lawyers clerks would eat “Lobster and Lettuce” at the local pub... which at the time in England was not so uncouth, but reflected what was affordable for a working man. Nothing like “Lice of the Sea” for lunch. ?
I had never heard of these before (I had to Google them)... once you get past the "bug" part, they actually have quite beautiful armor (carapaces, shells, what have you).
NO I dont like Sashimi in my tea either ... maybe a little roasted rice .Fully cooked salmon is a little like "chicken breast" in texture; sashimi is not my cup of tea.
Have any people tried ling cod in North America? I am not too sure if ling cod is that well-known outside of North America.
The Chinese population in North America uses the Chinese name for "giant grouper" (long dun) or for ling cod, which is somewhat misleading.
In the recent decades, "seafoods" have become the equivalent of delicacies and luxury, especially abalones among the Chinese population.
and once you get past the tail armor , they can be very nice .I had never heard of these before (I had to Google them)... once you get past the "bug" part, they actually have quite beautiful armor (carapaces, shells, what have you).
Are American catfish exported to Canada? How are they different from basa?NO I dont like Sashimi in my tea either ... maybe a little roasted rice .
Here ' ling' is one step above 'basa' and its disgusting . It has a thin weak taste and a texture like chckenfish
Basa is Mekong catfish, bred in cages, often under river houses and often fed on the waste from the hoses . It can contain chemical agents and drugs to control pathogens and parasites in the fish, fish from Vietnam were more likely to contain traces of veterinary drugs, including antibiotics, in concentrations exceeding legal limits. One study also observed that 70–80% of the catfish exported to the European countries Germany, Poland, and Ukraine were contaminated with Vibrio bacteria .
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It has a texture like white silvery near translucent goo .