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02/11/2021 - 16:35

Delicious dish for rainy days 

To avoid food shortage in the rainy season, in the bumper fishing season, in addition to selling fish for traders, wholesalers, the fishermen in Phu Dien, Phu Thuan, and Phu Hai communes, etc. (Phu Vang district) always put a part aside to dry up and save it for the rainy season.

This year, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the dried fish was also sent to the South as a loving gift from Hue people during the days that Sai Gon city was under social distance for pandemic prevention.

People with experience in making dried fish said that common kinds of fish such as scads and anchovies in all sizes are the most popular options for this dish due to the easy preparation, drying quickly under around 2 sunny days. Therefore, almost every house has several kilograms of dried fish for the rainy season and uses it as a gift for their children living far away. 

Thua Thien Hue Weekly would like to introduce to you some of the photos of dried fish making process by the fisherman in Phu Vang coastal communes, which were taken by the reporter Thanh Thao. Through this series of photos, you can acknowledge that our local people are always proactive and far-sighted not to let themselves fall into the situation of food shortage during natural disasters.

The fish is decapitated, slaughtered, and rinsed before being deboned

The fish is decapitated, slaughtered, and rinsed before being deboned

Drying fishes under the hot sunshine to get better taste and smell

Drying fishes under the hot sunshine to get better taste and smell

Each fish is neatly arranged on the bamboo tray

Each fish is neatly arranged on the bamboo tray

Dried anchovy

Dried anchovy

Carefully packing

Carefully packing

Dried fish poached with pork belly is an attractive dish on rainy days

Dried fish poached with pork belly is an attractive dish on rainy days

Children are also keen on poached dried fish

Children are also keen on poached dried fish

By Thua Thien Hue Weekly

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