I agree…

In my post the other day, I blogged about the Korean luncheon meat and canned ham that the ladies in the house love so much.

Well, I wouldn’t say it is because of the K-pop influence – they are not into their songs but my missus do watch a lot of those Korean dramas and tv shows and the two ladies have been to Korea TWICE and generally, they are into anything and everything Korean, including kim chi, thank you very much.

Another thing that has slipped into their list of favourites is this Korean-made canned mackerel pike…

Korean mackerel pike & Marina sardines

…and yes, I would agree and say it is very nice too, something like canned sardines minus the tomato sauce.

We just fry it with sliced Bombay onion and chili and that’s it, the same thing that we would do when we fry sardines except that in the case of the latter, we would add a bit more tomato sauce and a sprinkling of sugar to bring its taste…

Mariner canned sardines

…to a whole new level.

So what is your favourite brand when it comes to canned sardines? I like Marina – the one in the above photograph but my missus likes Ayam so we would eat either one in the house depending on who the one it was who bought it.

And do you eat it like that or just heat it up and eat or do you cook it like how I would do it or in any other way? This is another way we would serve our canned sardines…

No cooking needed

We just empty the contents in the can onto a plate, peel and slice shallots and chili and place on top of the fish and squeeze a whole lot of calamansi lime over everything, no cooking required.

Moving away from the topic of today’s post, the other day, my girl used the leftover filo pastry to make these…

Mel's quiche

…her variation of the quiche except that they were covered, not open. She filled them with the leftover salmon that she had the day before, egg. cheese, dill from my garden, Bombay onion and whatever else and yes, it was very nice!

With the current MCO lockdown, I guess I can expect her to keep herself busy in the kitchen a lot more than usual. Fingers crossed! LOL!!!

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Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

11 thoughts on “I agree…”

  1. My mother will bring the sardines to a boil after adding in slices of onion. I think we will buy ayam brand, A1 brand and king cup brand. wow! Melissa is so good at cooking and baking. The filo pastry is put to good use. Looks tasty!

    Yes, she’s pretty good at it. Told her to finish off the pastry since I dunno how to use it for anything. Cannot stand things sitting in the fridge/freezer.

    I bought King Cup in Kanowit in the 70’s – it wasn’t good, dunno if it was an imitation or what and I never bought it again. Used to love the Japanese A1 Botan…and the Thai Smiling Fish. For no obvious reason, never bought those anymore.

  2. Ayam brand is the one I usually buy. I will just cook it with onion and squeeze lime over it. Sometimes I will smash it for making sardine sandwich.

    Looks like Ayam is the winner. Yes, I do enjoy sardine sandwiches too.

  3. Ayam brand is the one I usually buy. I will just cook it with onion and squeeze lime over it. Sometimes I will smash it for making sardine sandwich.

    Oh? Why did this one appear so late? Was not around when I replied the first one.

  4. I like and buy Marina brand. I am not so crazy about Korean in particular the cuisine. I watch Korean drama, depends on the storyline. I just finished watching a Korean drama last week. One thing about their dramas is that it wasn’t long, unlike Chinese dramas which can be more than 40 episodes, and some up to 70 episodes.

    I watched one once when I was keeping my bedridden mum company – I would say that I could miss a few episodes and not a miss a thing. The storyline had hardly moved so no problem of making head or tail of things, not at all.

    Aha!!! One vote for Marina!

  5. I’m afraid I am not a fan of canned sardines. Sardine sandwiches, sardine puffs, no thank you. LOL!

    You’re like my girl but she loves these Korean ones, dunno why. I thought they taste like sardines minus the tomato gravy.

  6. Looks like an MCO quick fix, I need to have more canned food in the pantry to be honest.

    Yes, I’ve a pantry full of those, a freezer full of the perishables and a fridge full of everything else. I do not need to go out till the situation improves.

  7. Both of them have gone to Korea twice already? Did you join them?

    I rarely eat sardine…I don’t know perhaps there is this weird stench? Maybe it is just me.

    No, I just paid. I’m not into flying long hauls.
    Yes, the fish has its strong and unique smell…like salmon too but I am o.k. with it.

  8. I used to eat a lot of sardines as a kid. My mum always said they are full of calcium.

    True, very true…and askids, we were so amused that we could eat the bones. For reasons unknown, my girl would not eat that and would painstakingly remove it while eating.

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