This is a photostory about dried fish also known as tuyo in the Philippines. The pictures here were taken in a fishing village along Nacpan beach in El Nido, Palawan.
Tuyo or dried fish is one delectable dish that’s undeniably a favorite among Filipinos. It is a Philippine delicacy . Usually served with fried garlic rice, an egg either sunny side up or scrambled, vinegar with red hot chili pepper as a dip and a hot cup of coffee.
Dried fish can be found anywhere in the Philippines due to the fact that it has ample water area. Be it fresh or salt-water. Drying the fish has been a source of livelihood in El Nido, Palawan and in most of the provinces in the Philippines.
For some, dried fish smells really bad when it is cooked. There are many types of dried fish in the Philippines and to some of its provinces they have their own specialty of dried fish. Walk into any market and you will find a section dedicated to sun dried fish.
The happy people of the fishing village
The procedure in fish drying is not an easy as it may look. It requires a great deal of time and attention. Especially for those who depend on the sun for their drying needs. They keep the fish under the sun for two days before they take it to pack and bring it to the market.