Monday, June 30, 2008

tinapa

Tinapa or smoked fish, a filipino native delicacy and a favorite breakfast too.

This tinapa haven is just in front of the Quiapo church at Plaza Miranda, different kinds of tinapa to choose from and for only 20 pesos per tumpok.

A man buying some tinapa, notice the hand folding what seems to be a page of an old book? Usually tinapa fish are wrapped in a piece of paper (some uses old newspaper) before sealing it in a plastic bag.

So have you ever tried tinapa before? And would you know why there is such a filipino expression "Anak ng tinapa!"?

8 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Believe it or not, I don't really like fish so much just to grab one and eat it smoked or fresh, but these actually made my stomach growl as if I am looking for a smoked fish to eat.

The photography is just plain well done.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville, Ohio happened naturally.

Hilda said...

Ach, now I'm hungry! Where can I find tinapa at this hour?! Ooh, with scrambled eggs and tomatoes. And fried garlic rice! Itulog ko na lang kaya…

pusa said...

@abraham - hmmm i love to eat fish the same i love eating meat LOL thanks for always dropping by

@hilda - hehehe bili ka na lang bukas ng umaga :)

Mike Hansen said...

good food... I had it many times for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

By the way I want to ask you a very big favor regarding pictures around Manila and possibly EDSA and Makati. This is regarding my research. If you could e mail me your E mail addy at srps.ph@gmail.com I would greatly appreciate it. I can tell you everything about my research. It is regarding survival in the Philippines. Thanks Pusa...

pusa said...

@mike - survival in the philippines? im intrigued. lemme see how i can help you... i've emailed you already. thanks for visiting

mirage2g said...

I miss that a lot, but I do get the bigger tinapa mackerel sometimes!

I wonder too what 'anak ng tinapa' means, I once said it out of nowehere to my son and hubby heard it then asked me...tinapa ka ba? lol. Enjoy!

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

This smoked fish look familiar. We have it too in my country. Very lively angle.

andrewPelago said...

Now that made me miss Quiapo especially the church...

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