Saturday, March 12, 2011

Bizarre Food No. 1 : Fish Heads

I mentioned in my last post that I eat fish heads. Yes I do! Gross? It is one of my favorite fish parts to eat. I grew up eating fresh ocean fish everyday. I come from a place where fish is abundant and less expensive than poultry, pork, and beef. Many other Filipinos, like myself, love the head of the fish too.

What is in the fish head to like? Fish heads are great for a variety of recipes. I consider it the most savory part of the fish. It is very high in Omega-3 fatty acid and Vitamin E. The fish brain and the meat is what I like about the head. I actually like to slurp the eyes but the eyeballs are hard so I don't eat that part. The gills in the head is what you should not eat. I always take the gills out when I clean it before cooking. And if you are lucky enough to buy a pregnant fish with the fish eggs, then you should try the fish eggs. It is also my favorite. I think that's what caviar is made of. It tastes very good.

It's good when it's fried and crispy!

Yummy when it's made sweet and sour!


Slurp those delicious fish head parts in a tasty fish head soup.


I hope you learned something about fish heads and hey; it's okay to not want to try it. I cannot even get my hubby to try it.

14 comments:

Day-Dreamin' Optimist said...

Oh Aimee...why oh why did you have to post fish head pictures!? You have a tummy of steel to stomach something like that!

aimee said...

Hahaha! :) Not really. It's an acquired taste.

Nadia said...

I am not going to lie, I am sure it tastes great, I am all for adventure and trying new things when eating, but I think just if it didnt have to actually LOOK like a head/Face staring back at you as you eat it... would help a lot. haha. (for me anyways) In russia we eat the fish heads also.

aimee said...

@Nadia- yes I think the head especially the eyes that looks like it's staring back at you is what makes most people scared about trying it.

everyone calls me bon bon said...

Haha. I would try it. Not necessarily order it at a restaurant, but if someone made it for me, I would eat it:-) xoxo

Alia said...

Oh cool. The last picture just.. wow. ~.~
Malaysians loves to eat fish heads. But I don't haha, I'm scared of the fish eyes.

aimee said...

@bonbon- I would be glad to make it for u if you are not scared to try it! :)
@Alia- Haha..yes most Asians love fish heads but it's okay if you are scared of the fish eyes. :)

BExCLUSIVE MAGAZINE said...

delicious!! ;)
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Judy said...

Hi Aimee,

Nice to meet you. Thank you for following my photography blog. Much appreciated. You have a nice blog. Congratulations on your pregnancy. I watched one of the videos. Hope to talk with you again soon.

Blessings,
Judy

Judy said...

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Blessings again,
Judy

aimee said...

Hi Judy! Thank you for stopping by and watching my video. I will check out your other blog too. Take care! :)

lovinangels said...

Yeah, um, I think, no. But I'll try back for another bizarre food idea.

Annabelle Fleur said...

I guess it is an acquired taste. I love your fun blog!!! Naturally I am following, maybe you'll have time to visit mine:)

Kisses,
Annabelle
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Bonefish said...

Fantastic atmosphere, food and staff. The fish is fresh. The servers are pleasant Nice blog!

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