August 14, 2011

Dried Fish (Tuyo) of El Nido, Palawan

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.

El Nido - Dried Fish

 

El Nido - Dried Fish

El Nido - Dried Fish
El Nido - Dried Fish

 

El Nido - Dried Fish

El Nido - Dried Fish

El Nido - Dried Fish

El Nido - Dried Fish

El Nido - Dried FishThe happy people of the fishing village

El Nido - Dried Fish

El Nido - Dried Fish

El Nido - Dried Fish

El Nido - Dried Fish

El Nido - Dried Fish

El Nido - Dried Fish

El Nido - Dried Fish

El Nido - Dried Fish

 

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.


 

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Comments

  1. Namiss ko tong bigla, bawal kasi mag prito ng ganito sa apartment, mangangangamoy at magrereklamo flatmates kaya tinapa na lang binili ko sa Filipino store :)

  2. Bino says:

    Haha,., Ganyan din ang experienced ko sa Middle East. Ayaw talaga ng ibang lahi ang amoy ng tuyo… Pero nagluluto pa rin kami once in a while, masarap naman kasi talaga.. :)

  3. Haha! Same sa Europe, hirap diskartehan ang pagprito ng tuyo. I am sooo craving now!

  4. Ah ganan pala ginagawa ang tuyo. Talaga palang literal silang pinatutuyo. hehe. Sulit na sulit ang one month mo sa Palawan ah. I should also try that sometime :-)

    • Bino says:

      Yup, SULIT talaga. Ayaw ko na nga umalis.. Hehe,. I promised to myself na babalik ako ng El Nido.

  5. Mary Ann D. Racadio says:

    Hi friend,

    Wow, ang galing ng pagkakakuha ng pictures!!!
    Sana one of these days makapasyal ka din sa Pangasinan.

    April – May ang Bangus Fest. I’m sure matutuwa ka sa dami ng
    magagandang view, including “ME” hehehehe.

    Take care friend. Keep it up=)

    • Bino says:

      Thanks Maan. I hope healthy naman kayo ng bagong baby mo. :) Gusto ko rin makita yang bangus festival na yan. :)

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