Saturday, March 13, 2010
So Much Seafood, So Little Time
Walking through the fish market in Hoi Ahn sort of reminded me of trying to tackle Trader Joe's on Pico Blvd at around 6pm on a Sunday night. I mean, there are a few differences like there are bowls of jellyfish lying around, motorbikes are pushing past you instead of college kids and instead of 2 Buck Chuck its vats of fish guts. So, pretty much the same thing.
Seriously, just a huge bowl of jellyfish
Its so loud, sweaty and smells HORRIFIC, but it was awesome to know that this was the real thing. The locals weren't just there for tourist satisfaction, it was where the best seafood came from and where they could fight over a 3 pound prawn.
After buying ingredients at the market I attempted my best cooking skills with a dull knife and shaky hands from the coffee that is like jet fuel over here.
After devouring pounds of fish we jumped on a bus and winded through the mountains toward Halong Bay! The weather decided it would take a break from sun and emulate a true San Francisco day. It was a welcomed break!
Neil, Nicole, Megs and I enjoy the fog
Next up is a little time on Halong Bay!