Crunchy fried salmon skin

Sunday 16 December 2012, 12.45am HKT

A HANDFUL OF YOU are head over heels with the food I eat, mainly because the grub that pleases me is so … weird.

Here’s what I snacked on in the early hours of last night — salmon skin deep-fried to crunchiness in some kind of batter.

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196 grammes (7 oz.) of shameless delight for HK$27.20 (US$3.50 or £2.17)

Yes, I know it isn’t quite correct to eat fish during Christmas, but I couldn’t help it.

I promise not to eat fish during actual Christmastide.



© The Naked Listener’s Weblog, 2012. All images by me. (B12459)

6 Responses to “Crunchy fried salmon skin”

  1. James said

    Fish for Christmas is gauche? According to whose tradition?

    We almost always have salmon (pate, spread or smoked) and shrimp in tomato aspic with the Christmas feast. Maybe it’s because I have grandparents who came from Sweden?

    I’ve never questioned it before – it was just tradition.


    • The fish, being the symbol of Christianity. No fish for Christmas has never been particularly relevant to anyone unless the very insanely religious. Ach! My folks, being unreligious to the extreme, also go for swimming, flying and walking creatures with the Christmas feast.

      Here, have some cheese and fresh caviar from me. Let’s toast on schnapps too!

      Merry Christmas, James, and good tidings to you and yours for the season!


  2. James said

    I hadn’t thought of it like that, and I grew up in a Baptist / Quaker family.

    Merry Christmas to you as well, and may this coming year be the year you get rich beyond dreams of avarice.

    Unless you have already achieved the “Fat Choy” part of “Gong Hey Fat Choy”?


    • *Smiles* Many Christians in the Middle East have seafood during Christmastide – and their Christmas is nothing like the one you and I would recognise.

      For Kung Hei Fat Choi (that’s Hong Kong’s “traditional Chinese English spelling”!), that’ll be in 10-13 February 2013. We’ll see if we make it past 21 December first.


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