dried fish: love the smell?

@siomaiii (238)
Philippines
January 15, 2009 3:53am CST
A news was featured today in Philstar that New York nuns sue a Filipina over dried fish. The Missionary Sisters of Sacred Heart in Manhattan has filed a complaint against a Filipino-American couple over a Filipino delicacy called dried fish. I like dried fish, especially if it is dipped into hot and spicy vinegar. And the smell, it is not that bad. How about the Filipinos living in other countries, can they still enjoy their favorite dried fish?
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@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
15 Jan 09
What??? Suing just because of that dried fish? What a joke! I can't believe that simple things could harm people. I am so sorry for those fil - am couple who got victims by those sensitive people.
15 Jan 09
Welcome to the West.. Everyone seems to sue for anything these days.
• United States
15 Jan 09
oh yeah..well I guess I have to be very careful next time..it really made me scared actually..I will go to US hopefully next year and it seems that I have to be careful with my moves when I got there..Being sued is scary.
@siomaiii (238)
• Philippines
15 Jan 09
Hi aisaellis22! Yes, you should know the laws of whatever country you're planning to visit. Remember, ignorance from the law is not an excuse from being sued. Might as well, enjoy eating dried fish while you are still in the country.
• Philippines
15 Jan 09
I saw that article this morning and I could not believe that these nuns would sue just because of our famous tuyo. There are some people especially non-filipinos who thinks that it stinks and I respect their opinions but suing them? I could understand under normal circumstances because a lot of people sue others over petty reasons but NUNS? OMG where are their christian values.
@siomaiii (238)
• Philippines
15 Jan 09
You are right, suing someone over dried fish is way too much!
@LIENROSE (910)
• Philippines
16 Jan 09
that would be another insult to us filipinos,, boykot, boykot sila
@rsa101 (23640)
• Philippines
15 Jan 09
I find it amusing and a little bit of hurt that a religious congreagation is the one that initiated the filing of complaint against them. I do hope the church could do something against these nuns who do not use their mercy against this couple who just wants to enjoy their way of life.
@siomaiii (238)
• Philippines
15 Jan 09
You are right rsa101! Thinking that a complaint is from a religious sector. I was hoping that they would have opened it up and talked to the couple that they are not comfortable with the smell of cooking dried fish. And i think the couple will understand their side. And both parties will just have make an agreement.
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@rsa101 (23640)
• Philippines
16 Jan 09
Yeah they only need to talk and I think it could have stop all the problem.
15 Jan 09
The suing people for the smell of dried fish is so typical of americans these days. Its one of the major factors on wild law suits like this that people like myself move to the Philippines in the first place. My wife likes dried fish and to be honest it doesnt really smell that bad even when walking round the wet market.
@siomaiii (238)
• Philippines
15 Jan 09
Maybe people in other countries are just not used to the smell of dried fish. But to the extent of suing someone over dried fish! What was usually the decision when it comes to complains like this? Mattwilkie, do you like the taste of dried fish?
• Philippines
16 Jan 09
yes it would be normal for americans. but those are nuns, they should aleast be a little bit considerate about that. follow the golden rules. there was really no harm done, why should they react like that. and even file a law suit?
• Philippines
16 Jan 09
Hi siomaiii! Yes, I've heard my friend, who happened to stay in other countries, like US. They told me that people there doesn't love the smell of it. I love the smell of it, like you, when dipped into hot and spicy vinegar, it tastes really good. Like what other's said, I am lucky that I am still here in the philippines, whenever I like to have some, I can. My cousins are in other countries, and they miss the smell and taste of our very own dried fish.
@LIENROSE (910)
• Philippines
16 Jan 09
yeahhh, I also got the news from my cousin out in the country,,,it is an insult to us,, right?
@rainmark (4302)
15 Jan 09
Poor couple been sued for dried-fish. I do like dried-fish alot but i love dried fish in Philippines compare to the export dried fish coz the taste is not the same. When i cooked dried fish here i am so very careful coz i don't want my neighboor complains about the smell and my hubby don't like the smell so i always have it on the morning when everybodys at work lolz. [em]lol[/em. And i eat them with my hands hmm yummmyy!
@siomaiii (238)
• Philippines
15 Jan 09
Rainmark, i can imagine you closing your windows and doors so that your neighbors won't smell it. Has any of your neighbors complained about the smell of cooking dried fish? Do you have kids? Do they love eating dried fish too? Was there a case like that of the couple in US in your place?
@nanayangel (7862)
• Philippines
15 Jan 09
Hi there Siomai! I love both the smell and the taste of dried fish. Thankfully, I am here in the Philippines so there is no problem about that. I can cook and eat dried fish whenever I want to. My uncle who is an American hates the smell of it too that's why my aunt only cooks them when he's not around.
@siomaiii (238)
• Philippines
15 Jan 09
That's funny. Your aunt only cooks dried fish when your American uncle is not around! But does your uncle like the taste of dried fish? I'm also residing here in the Philippines, so i can eat dried fish whenever I want to.
@kaguvkov (1041)
• Philippines
24 Jul 09
What is the case of that? I don't think anyone can sue just because of that. hehe. The couple are just having fun sniffing the smell of dried fish and then here comes the nuns to judge the smell and hate it that is why they sue the couple.
@Lootch (44)
• Philippines
31 Jan 09
I love both the smell and its taste. But if it was not properly processed, then the smell is no good. This is the favorite pasalubong of my fellows if they went to other places or out of the countries where it is possible to bring this one.
@riyasam (16570)
• India
16 Jan 09
i donot consume much of dried fish.i use it occassionally and the smell is not so bad either.the dried fish chutney is yummy. happy mylotting.
@LIENROSE (910)
• Philippines
16 Jan 09
Yeahhh,, gusto ko rin yun no,,I like it especially in breakfast, it is part of the culture of the filipinos.