Paksiw na Isda (Fish cooked in vinegar)

Paksiw na Isda (Fish cooked in vinegar)
Paksiw na Isda (Fish cooked in vinegar)

Vinegar is undoubtedly my favorite condiment. I have it in different colors (white, brown, black) and different varieties (you name it, I have it!) Have you tried dipping fried tofu in vinegar mixed with chopped onions? Heaven!

Paksiw na isda, or fish cooked in vinegar, is another popular dish from the Philippines. It is next to Adobo and Kare-kare in my bucket list of Filipino-dishes-to-cook-and-eat-before-I-die.

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Simple joy #10 Oven-grilled fish heads

Oven-grilled fish head
Oven-grilled fish head

I was in Portland three months ago and got involved in photographer David L. Reamer’s Catching The Ox project. We had ‘fish heads’ as our subject. I shot the fish heads but a friend cooked it. Over the past few weeks I  have been cooking several fish heads and fish frames, courtesy of the wonderful people behind http://www.freefishheads.co.nz. I got a call one day to pick up around 10 kilos of snapper fish heads from Martin Bosley’s Restaurant. The restaurant only wanted the fillets and the fishermen would rather give away the fish heads and frames instead of discarding them. Which works perfectly well for fish head eaters like myself! Yay!

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IFBC 2013, Seattle Washington

Last year’s International Food Bloggers Conference was held in Portland, Oregon. It wasn’t part of my planned trip to the U.S. so I didn’t go. This year though, I finally did. I took the train to Seattle, Washington and stayed in the foodie capital for 3 days.

The following photos were actually taken a year ago during a road trip to Seattle. They are still valid, I guess. Pictures don’t have expiration dates.

Seneca Street Sign, Pike Place

On the way to the famous Pike Place Market.

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