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Mackerel Sandwich Recipe (Turkish balık ekmek)

The balık (fish) ekmek (bread) is a popular street food snack from Turkey. It consists of a fried or grilled mackerel fillet and assorted vegetables stuffed in a baguette. Very simple street food item, nothing fanciful. You can easily find this Turkish mackerel sandwich near the Galata Bridge (along the waterfront of Karaköy and Eminönü) […]

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Quick and Easy Spicy Fish Floss Pasta Recipe

I shared my Spicy Fish Floss Recipe last week which was inspired by my Granny’s Nyonya-style fish floss. It’s a very versatile side dish that you can make in bulk in advance and then store the rest in containers (chilled) for later use. Try adding them to fried rice, noodles and sandwiches or even whip […]

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Spicy Fish Floss Recipe (using Shovelnose Ray)

My late granny used to make fish floss (she called it ‘her hu’ in Teochew) a lot when I was little because my father loved fishing then and every weekend he would come home with a huge catch of fish like sea bass and snapper. I really missed those moments when the kitchen would be […]

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Saba Shioyaki Recipe (Salt Grilled Mackerel)

This is one of my favourite fish recipes because saba (mackerel) fillets are rich in omega-3 fatty acids/oil and are so easy to cook as I can just pop them in the oven without having to worry they might dry up or that they will stink up my kitchen (or my entire house), lol. Alternatively, […]

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