Something FISHY....

@Theresaaiza (10484)
Australia
January 22, 2009 10:13pm CST
We, Filipinos love fish. I posted this discussion here in the Philippines section because I don't exactly know how other people in other countries prepare their fish. But usually we cut our fish in half and fry, or make it into "paksiw", "ihaw", "tinola","escabeche" etc. My question is if a fish is cut in half, which half do you usually pick? The head part? or the tail part? I kind of like the head part because the eyes and brain are so juicy although it tends to have less meat. How about you?
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11 responses
@bing28 (3798)
• Philippines
6 May 09
When I was younger I preferred the tail but as I gets older, I realized the head part is much better. When it vors to bangus, however, I choose the middle cut however, where the belly is, you know how delivious the belly part of the bangus. When it comes to fried or grilled tilapia I want it as a whole. While with other fishes such as in escabeche, it's alright to be cut into two pieces for sure I'll take the head, hehe it's lunchtime, I feel hungry.
@bing28 (3798)
• Philippines
6 May 09
correction, when it comes to bangus, how delicious the belly
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@Theresaaiza (10484)
• Australia
7 May 09
Oh I have to agree. The belly of the bangus is the most delicious part. There's not much to eat in the other parts especially if it's not boneless. Happy eating. hehe
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@stanley777 (7177)
• Philippines
14 Apr 10
I love the tail but my wife loves the head..I don't really like it since it has scales. I prefer to eat the tail part- it has the meat..
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@Theresaaiza (10484)
• Australia
15 Apr 10
Well some fishes in the market are being de-scaled before they display them so it saves the buyer time having to scale the fish themselves.
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@lady1993 (20416)
• Philippines
14 Apr 10
I prefer the tail part...yumyum
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@Theresaaiza (10484)
• Australia
15 Apr 10
Well I prefer the head! kidding! Thanks for sharing.
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• Philippines
23 Jan 09
your discussion is funny but makes sense since we filipinos are into fish - lol. usually, my mom complains whenever she fried fish becuase i ALWAYS get the tail. and leave the heads to her and whoever is dining with us. LOL. so to solve the problem she buys this blue marlin fish - shaped like a soft diamond. but it's not always available. lol. so back on tails for me. =)
@Theresaaiza (10484)
• Australia
24 Jan 09
blue marlin? that's a very tasty fish. But some friends of mine complained of oily poop the next day.Lol! you're a Filipina? Is that you in the avatar? You bear a resemblance with KC concepcion.
@modstar (9610)
• Philippines
24 Jan 09
She bears a resemblance to KC Concepcions publicist lol! Kidding! Total's the showbiz updater right?
• Philippines
24 Jan 09
wow. a new info. modstar is a showbiz fanatic. and i have to disagree - i don't look like kc at all. ahahahaha!!! and yes, maybe modstar is right. more of the PA than the actress herself. yuk! yuk! yuk!
• Malaysia
24 Jan 09
owh. i love fish eyes! i know it sounds gross to others but i do love them. well, i like steaming my fish in ginger with some herbs and spices. i don't really like like my fish fried. other than that, i kind of like the sweet and sour fish. very very tasty.
@Theresaaiza (10484)
• Australia
26 Jan 09
Yehes...finally someone I can relate to when it comes to fish. I love sweet and sour.
• Malaysia
26 Jan 09
haha. just to add. i like the sultan fish's eyes. the best!
@Theresaaiza (10484)
• Australia
27 Jan 09
and oh, the bigger the fish, the juicier the eyes. I hope nobody here wants to throw up by reading our discussions. We sound like barbarics. Lol
@Jouhar (409)
• India
23 Jan 09
I will take the tail part . I like tuna fish pickle very much. Do you know how to make it?
@Theresaaiza (10484)
• Australia
24 Jan 09
hmmm...sounds interesting, but no, I am not familiar how it is made unfortunately. you can always send me the recipe.
@modstar (9610)
• Philippines
24 Jan 09
Tuna fish pickle? Sounds like kinilaw to me..
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@Theresaaiza (10484)
• Australia
26 Jan 09
kinilaw has a translation?! lol! Why didn't he say so? :-D (im embarrassed again....)
@setroc (853)
• Philippines
15 Apr 10
the tail part
@Theresaaiza (10484)
• Australia
17 Apr 10
A very concise answer!
@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
5 May 09
I would go for the tail part. Considering that there is more meat there. I really do not like the head part. But I think you are right, the head part is more tasty since my wife likes the heard part and told me that it is better tasting than the tail part. Well, I guess, its a great pair. She always has the head part and I always have the tail part. Perfect combination.
@Theresaaiza (10484)
• Australia
7 May 09
Well, in that case, you passed the compatibility test! Match definitely made in heaven! Hehe, written in the stars! Char!
@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
29 Apr 09
I'd go for the head because the tail has more bones than the head :) Also if it's "paksiw" I like to pick on the head and try to get as much out of it as I could - it's fun! And of course I only do that at home because I use my hands :P I've never had fish for tinola - it's always chicken. I don't think it would even taste good because tinola is a little bland and the chicken flavor is what's actually giving it a thick flavor. Thanks for the response on my discussion!
@Theresaaiza (10484)
• Australia
7 May 09
Finally, a head-lover! I am not really sure if it's called fish tinola. All I know is we do make fish soup and of course chicken tinola is much tastier because of the flavor but the fish is okay. It tastes like well....fish!
@gracypure (530)
• Philippines
28 Apr 09
I love to eat fish almost all of the time but only if it is cook with a little sauce or cook it in tinola, it dont like it to cook as fried but i can eat it if no choice. Back to your question, if the fish cut in half... i would always pick the head part, as you said it is juicy, and i really like to suck the eyes and the brain, i cant describe the feeling while eating the head part of the fish..it taste so yummy and different!
@Theresaaiza (10484)
• Australia
30 Apr 09
Exactly gracy, that's why I love rthe head part too.:-)
@pinkista (892)
• Philippines
17 Feb 09
I eat fish but it depends on the fish if its too "malansa" haha. To answer your question if which part will I'm gonna pick, I'll go for tail part because there's alot of meat to eat in that part.
@Theresaaiza (10484)
• Australia
23 Feb 09
So you don't like the brain, the juicy eyes, the cheeks part? :-D