I Want To Be a Pescetarian

Some people will not eat fish.


They say it’s too much work picking those tiny bones.

Well, there are fleshy fish that come in tinik-free slices, or those that are big enough to let the eater avoid the bones, such as this:


Other people object to the smell of fish.  Well, maybe their past experience included eating fish that was past its prime… You know, bilasa.

And then there are those who take pride in being meat-eaters, as if their food preference  gives them something to be proud of.  If you ask me, I’d rather eat fish than any other protein source.

A pescetarian is one who eats seafood and not any other source of meat.  I’m not there yet, but i know that it’s possible.  Off the top of my head, the following ulams provide enough variety, that I need not repeat any one putahe for many days to come.

Tochong bangus
Inihaw na tilapia
Pesang dalag
Ginisang sardinas
Talimusak sa toyo
Maruyang labahita

Pritong hasa-hasa
Ginataang biya
Inihaw na tanigue
Sinigang na bangus
Binusang dilis at sawsawan

Sarsyadong dalangang bukid
Burong hito na ginisa sa bawang at kamatis

Pinangat na salmon
Pritong lapu-lapu
Binusang danggit
Tinapang galunggong
Tilapia sa gata
Relyenong bangus
Adobong pusit
Halabos na hipon
Nilagang alimasag
Inihaw na talaba
Pesang tulya
Inihaw na tahong


See, there are so many choices!  Considering that the Philippines has the 5th longest coastline in the world (#1 is Canada, followed by Indonesia, Greenland, and Russia), our kababayans will find it very easy to stay away from “meat which comes from animals that walk or fly.”

You can be a pescetarian, too.  Do you have any favorite seafood dishes to add to my list?

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