pinoys in USA

@Shar1979 (2723)
United States
October 24, 2008 10:32pm CST
Today my husband, daughter, and I went to Asian market around our area. I was really craving for tuyo LOL my husband isn't really into me eating it but since he wants me to be happy so he takes me there. We have bought everything from UFC catsup, Silver Swan soysause, patis, etc. When I checked for the dried fish I was shocked coz they only have 2 kinds and they're not really what I'm looking for. I dont like dilis at all. I dont know the other kind so I bought the other one anyways. They have told me that there's shortage of dried fish coz the custom will be really strict from now on. Gosh...!!! That sucks so bad for us pinoys Do you still have dried fish in your local asian market???
4 responses
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
25 Oct 08
Well, i remember when i was still working abroad... everytime a co worker will come back from a vacation in the Philippines... i would always request "tuyo"... and they never failed me... they have a way of packing it so that the smell won't go out of their luggage so they won't get confiscated by the customs officials... I understand how Filipinos in the US can crave this delicacy... because tuyo taste good for breakfast... or with sinigang and even nilaga...
@Shar1979 (2723)
• United States
25 Oct 08
my husband works in Iraq and he has some pinoy guys that work for him. Whenever he used to visit me in Pinas they would ask him for tuyo. he doesnt like it coz of the smell. he didnt believe me that i'll be the one to pack it and it wont stink in his clothes so he choose to send it via fedex. it cost him $100 just for the tuyo alone. lol. when he got it in Iraq. he was so surprised that i packed it neatly that it didnt smell. i wanted to spank my husband for being hardheaded
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
He should have just given you the $100... i bet next time he will listen to you when it comes to packing "tuyo"... or any Filipino food...
@Shar1979 (2723)
• United States
27 Oct 08
oh yeah i know. i could use extra money for shopping. LOL. he's really a hardhead. he thought it would really stink in his bag and he'd go to work smell like tuyo
• Philippines
25 Oct 08
Hey there! I live here in the Philippines. It is very abundant here as we all know. Too bad you can't enjoy dried fish there. Is "daing" available there? That's my favorite then, but now I have tried a different one from Siargao. It is very delicious, crispy. I'm telling you, you're gonna love it too. It's a small fry fishes combined together to form a small saucer then dried under the heat of the sun. They said they export it to neighboring countries too like Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. It is not available in the market place here in Manila though.
@Shar1979 (2723)
• United States
25 Oct 08
awww you got me salivating there. but if its small fry fishes then i might be allergic to it. there's this certain food using small fishes that i am really allergic to. i hope we'll have more tuyo and dried fish anytime soon. lol would be nice to eat some at least once a week. lol
@Shar1979 (2723)
• United States
25 Oct 08
we have daing na bangus here. we have daing but i dunno what kind of fish they are. i bought a tuyo in another asian market but to tell you the truth they are giant tuyo LOL not the ones that i really like in Pinas. better than nothing at all, right? i bought patis too for my sinigang lol
@rainmark (4306)
27 Oct 08
Here in UK there's some asian shops but you can't find a dried fish now and even the bagoong because the customs is so strick now. So those foods that i am fancy right now im not able to have them. I just wait until i get back to Pinas. But i got some can goods filipino foods here, and noodles too and all sorts. Happy posting.
@Shar1979 (2723)
• United States
27 Oct 08
hi. that's what they told us too. that the customs is being strict about it. i do buy other stuff like banana catsup, fish sauce, nagaraya, chippy, etc....even quail eggs. it's just that sometimes i do crave for dried fish
@tikei18 (359)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
"Tuyo" is not my favorite but my husband's favorite. I like "dilis" more. I live here in the Philippines and my mom always buys "tuyo". I haven't there in USA or any other foreign countries. Good day!
@Shar1979 (2723)
• United States
26 Oct 08
thanks for the response. many pinoys do miss tuyo a lot. i dunno why but we always do even if it smells bad. lol