The rule with eating shark is – only eat small one’s, the smaller the better – less mercury. How many people realize that fake crab sticks and fake lobster meat (surimi) probably is shark. Surimi has been highly washed and pulped before flavor and color is added to resemble expensive seafood. I avoid shark meat.
I’ve not seen this before. A friend told me it was Manta Ray steaks.
Early morning is when the buying action happens.
KEELUNG FISH MART
I’ve never seen anything like this place. A good documentary film potential, but you’d need to work fast. After a couple of hours, as the sun comes up, everything vanishes.
Located near the harbor, Keelung is the traditional fish market servicing Taipei. Every imaginable seafood item would be here somewhere.
Much is still alive – even cuttlefish in a tank.
The price of ‘A” grade fish is much the same as in Australia.
South American frozen locos were offered as ‘abalone’- 12 medium-sized shellfish for AUD $44 – not in the same league as true abalone.
The most prestige brand is Calmex (USA) AUD $84 to $90 per can (contains usually just one abalone). It was quite delicious years ago but a bit too expensive today.
How to cook the fresh version, Chinese style, is still an unfolding story.
Boil slowly for four hours with a whole chicken and some ginger is one recipe.
Location of Keelung Fish Market
Octopus sausages are unknown in Australia. They tasted good too.
Stingray can taste like crab meat if cooked a certain way.
Bag of oysters for about AUD $10