mekong catfish

The Pigs of the Sea

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By Dave DeWitt & Mike Stines From Thailand: Deep-Fried Curried Fish Patties and Thai Baked Stuffed Chile Peppers From Singapore: Singapore Fried Prawns with Dried Chile From Vietnam: Fish with Ginger Salsa From Borneo: Tangy Marinated Fish From Cambodia: Tantalizing Catfish The Mekong Catfish above is a good example of why some catfish and groupers are called “the pigs of …

Market in Sumatra selling curry ingredients

Curries in Sumatra, 1784

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By William Marsden From: The History of Sumatra: containing an account of the government, laws, customs and manners of the native inhabitants, with a description of the natural productions, and a relation of the ancient political state of that island. London: Thomas Payne & Son, 1784. Image: Market in Sumatra Selling Curry Ingredients Although the Sumatrans live, in a great …

A World of Curries: Spice Islands Curries

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by Dave DeWitt      Recipes: Indonesian Chile Paste Curry Puffs Curried Coconut Beef White Chicken Curry Prawn Curry Singapore Fish Head Curry    The original Spice Islands were the Moluccas, those remote isles of cloves and nutmeg that lie 1,500 miles east of Djakarta, Indonesia.  But throughout history, the location of the Spice Islands gradually broadened to include all …