November 24, 2014

Sibu Tales : Deep fried battered small fish

My late father was a very skilful fisherman. He was most skilful in throwing the net or jala, a round net which he would make a big circle on the surface of the water and then he would slowly bring the net up.

We used to eager wait for him to bring up the net to the jetty.

The net would have all the small fish one could think of.


these small river fish were very delicious. And he and my mother would prepare a batter and coat the small fish in it.





And soon the table would have a plate of deep fried fish...the original Kentucky Fried Fish..

We loved them so much that we would love to see our father going out to the river bank with his net.

A jala in the evening would mean a night's good supper.

1 comment:

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

we at Govt quarters had many logangs, some times we catch small fish, and sometimes fry them too.