Saturday, December 17, 2005

FISH oh fish!

This is the most delicious Alor Star food to me, but the name is the most difficult to translate too, how do you translate Chai Por(菜脯)? Some say is salted carrot, or salted/preserved radish or 'minced pickled lettuce'.

However it is a preserved vegetable with sweet and salty taste, and they use Chai Por to serve with the fish, then named it as Chai Por Hu (in Hokkien, mean fish with Chai Por).

Firstly, they steamed the fish with hot water, and then pour the deep fried Chai Por on top of the fish, without any other ingredient, you can taste the original taste from the fish, yet it mixes with sweet and salty taste from the Chai Por.

One whole fish like what you see in the picture mostly cost you around RM 15 (USD 4), cheap, fresh and tasty, and they say you can only get the PURE Chai Por Hu in Alor Star.

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