The Philippines, being an archipelago, fishing is a major source of income. long time ago, when electricity and refrigeration (and freezing) is not yet available, fishing folks sort to dry fish and other seafood to preserve it. they cure it w/ salt (or saline) and dry it under the sun. drying seafood is also a way of food security during the rainy season when no sunshine and pure rains will visit us in weeks. in every coastal towns and cities in the Philippines, they have different ways of curing, drying depending on what specie.
On this photo, that is Taboan Market in Cebu City, Cebu and its the trading post for dried seafood like the most famous Danggit (rabbit fish); octopus; squid; swordfish; anchovies and a lot more species and it comes in all sizes and levels of salinity. going there is heaven for me since i really love Danggit. but a word of caution, when you visited this section of the market, the salty fishy smell will cling on you for hours. taking a bath and laundry will only lessen it. what a shame that i felt when i got back to the hotel. i immediately took a bath and changed clothes for we (me and my sister) will be going to Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental in a couple of hours. i sealed my clothes on a plastic bag so that other stuff on my luggage will not get its smell.
Have a Great Wednesday to all of us :D
Photo herein are captured using
Canon Powershot A100is in
Cebu City, Cebu
last 23rd of February 2009
by ShutterHappy Jenn