Photos by MJ Klein
Hui-chen and I thought it would be a good idea to travel to the Hsinchu fish market and pick up some fish for grilling. It’s hard to beat the flavor of a nice fatty fish on the grill!
We have blogged on other fish markets before but not on this market, which is the closest one to our home in Hukou. On this day the available selections seemed a bit lighter than usual.
Before we went shopping for food, Hui-chen suggested that we eat at one of the restaurants. Yes, the hard-selling is still going on, and it’s still just as annoying! Here we see many of the wonderful greens that Taiwanese cuisine is famous for.
This is a sweet and sour deep fried fish (shot with flash to bring out the color of the sauce). The fish was the perfect size and the flavor was just great. I liked the sauce because it wasn’t overpowering like the sweet and sour sauces in the USA.
Now this is one of 2 things we came to get. I absolutely love salmon on the grill. The other thing we came to get were tuna steaks but there were not to be found. I did find a tuna subspecies tail section but I thought the price was too high.
Hui-chen carefully selected 2 beautiful salmon steaks for us.
We put the fish in the freezer and took it out on Tuesday:
These are some of the blue shrimp that Shao–hui had the other day.
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