Do you like seafood a lot?

seafood - This plate contains a colorful array of seafood.
@clowdine (1402)
Philippines
March 10, 2010 7:55am CST
I do. Some people may be allergic to them just like my classmate back in college. He said whenever his family cooked crabs [I don't know if he would react the same way with other seafood] they would get him another viand because he would really feel bad even just by looking at those. But in my case, I'm grateful to the Lord because I don't have any allergies. I can eat what I like, and that would include seafood. I like small squids, shellfish, shrimps of any kind, and crabs. Sadly, they're just getting more and more expensive these days.
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@bystander (2299)
• Philippines
11 Mar 10
doctors warn about the allergenic content of seafoods like crabs and shrimps. they have way too high than normal, so if you have allergies, better stay away from these type of seafoods. some, though, carry medication to counter whatever allergies may ensue following a good take of shrimps or crabs.
@clowdine (1402)
• Philippines
12 Mar 10
sea food in the market - Whenever I pass by Farmers Market in Cubao, Quezon City Philippines, I like looking at the arrays of sea food. Almost all sorts of seafood are there and unfortunately, I couldn't find a picture in the net that depicts it. But one of the small stalls may look like this one in the picture.
Indeed, there are people who have allergies to those and since the children of Israel in Moses' time are still ignorant about medical and scientific findings, the Almighty just told them not to eat it and that's that because they won't understand too detailed explanations the way we understand them now as mankind at that time was in its infancy stage. Proof: Leviticus 11:10-12 [10] And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you: [11] They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcasses in abomination. [12] Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination unto you. Not only allergies that the Lord tried to protect them from but also other diseases (e.g. gout, high blood pressure, etc.) and undernourishment it may bring if the intake is too much for those who were not allergic to it.
@bystander (2299)
• Philippines
18 Mar 10
that's great information, clowdine, and thanks for the enlightenment. indeed, certain seafoods not only trigger allergies, but also causes certain diseases. remember some recent news about a killer variety of fish, called locally as butete. so, god so created things with their individual and specific purposes for existence.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
11 Mar 10
I cant say i like seafood alot, because i only eat certain things.. lol =D Crabs are for sure, because it's delicious and can be cooked in so many different ways!! hehe ^_^ I do like mussels, shrimps, scallops and oxysters too.. BUt i wont ever take prawns, because of the smell it has, especially when it's being steamed for consumption.. haha =D
@clowdine (1402)
• Philippines
12 Mar 10
crabs  - Crabs have one set of claws and four other pairs of legs. If a predator grabs a leg of a crab, the crab will shed it and later it will grow back.
Source: http://library.thinkquest.org/J001418/crab.html
I too, like crabs very much but it's a bit tedious to eat it. One of my family members (I can't recall who exactly it was) once said that she gets even more hungry while eating crabs. They seem to have more shells than meat.
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
15 Mar 10
lol =D BUt it's the true!! Crabs have got more shells than meat!! BUt if one do really know how to eat it, there are actually quite alot of meat than shells!! haha =D Especially at their legs section!! hehe
@nvtellan (1907)
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
Yeah, thank goodness I too have no allergies for seafoods. I really like seafoods a lot specially here in out country that shirmps, squids and other viand of fishes are getting expensive. So everytime I went a party, I always make sure to target those seafood dishes. :)
@clowdine (1402)
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
I also do the same when I'm in a feast. I always make it a point that I have seafood in my plate. I regard seafood as the star among the food items. And I think we're not the only ones. Otherwise it will not cost a meager 12 pieces of swahe P80 for just half a kilo of it, as an example.
@rabajar (134)
• Philippines
15 Jun 10
Not really because I have allergy on some seafoods. I love shrimps but I will get red spots after eating it. :(
@clowdine (1402)
• Philippines
15 Jun 10
Sometimes, it's not easy to like delicious foods. There are times your health cannot take it but your heart is very much into it.
• Philippines
15 Jun 10
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@clowdine (1402)
• Philippines
15 Jun 10
It sounds like you have a slight idea how delicious they are. Have you tasted seafood before, at least crabs and prawns? Or you have been allergic to seafood since childhood. I've learned some people just acquire allergies later in life. I used to think it's something a person is born with.
• Philippines
8 May 10
Yes I love seafood a lot!!! I like eating shrimps, fish oysters and crabs! I am more into seafood as compared to meat.
@clowdine (1402)
• Philippines
10 May 10
Yes, we usually take only those we are familiar with. There are more seafood that are pretty interesting and tasty but there are some that we don't eat because they look strange to us.
@mspitot (3834)
• Philippines
13 Apr 10
i do..i like crabs and prawns...yummy!
@clowdine (1402)
• Philippines
15 Apr 10
crabs and prawns - The most celebrated seafood of all time by rich, poor and anywhere in between.
They have been popular to the world throughout the centuries that's why wet markets always make it a point they are part of their merchandise at all times.
@caliya (1175)
• Philippines
12 Apr 10
i love seafoods. prawns, crabs, shrimp, calamares, you name it. my boyfriends allergic to it though. you are right it's getting more pricey.
@clowdine (1402)
• Philippines
15 Apr 10
calamares - "Calamares" (squid) has recently become a street food in the Philippines. The street vendors would deep fry the breaded squid cuts.
Those are all effortlessly delicious. You can just boil them and they're already delicious on their own except for calamares (squid), you have to come up with a bit complicated procedure on that to draw the exquisite taste.
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
11 Apr 10
Hi, clowdine. No, I don't really like the deep seafood as much. I do like regular fish. I like whitings and flounder. But, I really don't like fish that has bone in it. It takes away my enjoyment when eating the fish. All the other seafood, I don't touch..
@clowdine (1402)
• Philippines
15 Apr 10
tamban - This is a Philippine fish that is tasty but I can't stand it because it has plenty of fish-bone.
A bony fish really spoils the day. We have a local fish called "tamban" and it is as tasty as our "galunggong" especially when fried but I'm having a hard time eating this fish that's why I don't buy it.
• China
11 Apr 10
Like them very much! My hometown is a town beside sea, so we eat seafood very often. Old people can use seafood to make all kinds of delicious foods! When i have my holiday, grandma usually fry some little fishes, I like them very very much. For the price, yes, the price actually rises much, but for their nutrition, I think they deserve it. Happy mylot!
@clowdine (1402)
• Philippines
15 Apr 10
shellfish - "Shellfish is a culinary and fisheries term for exoskeleton-bearing aquatic invertebrates used as food, including various species of molluscs, crustaceans, and echinoderms. Although most kinds of shellfish are harvested from saltwater environments, some kinds are found only in freshwater. In addition a few species of land crabs such as Cardisoma guanhumi, are eaten, for example in the Caribbean."

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shellfish
When I was in grade five, I stayed in Northern Samar, in my mother's home town which was surrounded by beaches. Regularly, we got to collect shellfish and the usual viand that we came up with was boiled shellfish and then we put on some calamansi and a little salt. MSG products were not widely used there. My uncle who is my mother's younger brother would always go fishing and when he came home, he usually brought heaps of fish of different kinds.
@bluescat (104)
• Philippines
31 Mar 10
yes,I love seafoods aside from meats.They're part of my daily meal.But in a resto,I don't eat crabs ,lobsters,shrimps,kinda messy to eat,but at home I enjoy them as much as I can...yum...yum..yum ;-)
@clowdine (1402)
• Philippines
1 Apr 10
I like crustaceans a lot but they're truly messy and that's also the same reason I rarely order them from the restaurants when I dine out. Whenever I'm home eating those, I really take the time making sure no crab or shrimp meat is left behind.
• United States
17 Mar 10
I really do like seafoods except mussells....When I was pregnant with my daughter, I always want crabs..shrimps. lobsters...hmmmm..yummy
@clowdine (1402)
• Philippines
30 Mar 10
dalagang bukid  - This is a Philippine fish. I got an interesting explanation from yahoo answers why it was called such. http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090318214605AAuJxz9
The fish Dalagang bukid got its name because of its red underside which resembles a saya or tapis of farm girls in the fields. Red is a Filipino favorite esp. in Southern tagalog areas. Even men's trousers were common to be colored red in Rizal and Laguna provinces but calling them Binatang Bukid defeats Pinoy romaticism.

The fish's color and pattern tells that it is a reef fish and so does its bones that are not so rigid making them slow but manueverable. May sub-specie pa ito na flatter at hindi masyadong cylindrical ang katawan sa mga lugar ng Visayas na maaaring magsabi na taal ang mga ganitong uri sa mas-malalalim na katubigan at masisikip na coral colonies.
Source(s):
http://wyattbelmonte.blogspot.com/2006_05_01_archive.html
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Alibata/me…
Sometimes there are foods that many consider delicious but surprisingly not appealing to some. There are instances we don't like certain foods but we simply just can't explain why. For example, I used to like a fish called "dalagang bukid" (this may be a freshwater fish, I'm not sure but I just used this as an example because I can't think of a true sea food that I hate and I also don't know the reason why I hate it) when I grew older, I learned to dislike it but I don't know exactly what made me do.
• Philippines
15 Mar 10
I am totally in love with seafood. I'm just 35kg,a small girl indeed but whenever we have milk-fish, crab, shrimp, st. peter's fish and mussel for dinner I could eat as much as 4 cups rice.
@clowdine (1402)
• Philippines
16 Mar 10
seafood - Sea foods never fail to delight me. They are indeed very nice to look at only that they are not very cheap.
I think best tasting foods are usually found in the sea. Sea foods have always been brought in picnics, cocktails, and they are usually what the expensive restaurants can offer. They usually adorn the table in an elegant way.
@Mike4me (567)
• Philippines
13 Mar 10
I love seafood specially prawns and fishes, i am allergic to crabs :( I eat prawns a lot tho not too much.
@clowdine (1402)
• Philippines
16 Mar 10
cooked shrimps - Not as large as prawns but larger than the grayish bait like shrimp, suahe are much paler or creamier in color than other shrimps. Reference: http://www.marketmanila.com/archives/skewered-and-grilled-suahe
Although prawns are a bit expensive in our country, at least we get to eat about 95 percent of what we pay for, unlike with shell fishes or other types of crustaceans. But I prefer the medium shrimps better. It's called "swahe" in our vernacular tongue. I like it's sweet yummy taste. And it's so versatile. So many recipes can be made out of it. But most of the time, I just cook "halabos". It's for least effort, time, and cost but for the same great taste.
@mimiang (3777)
• Philippines
21 Jul 12
Fish stew - This is a fish cooked in vinegar
I live my life eating seafoods because we came from fishermen's family in the Philippines. Shellfishes are easy to cook and easy to prepare. We just have to cook lots of rice
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
Yes I do... I like shrimp, lobster, crab, and etc...:) I like grilled fish or fried fish...:) I love seafood..:) I want to one right now...:)
• Philippines
15 Jun 10
I love seafoods! However, I am allergic to it. I hope I can eat seafoods now. Good point you have there, seafoods are getting more expensive.