Saturday, February 4, 2012

Tips Choosing Fresh Fish


At first, I was bad in choosing good-fresh fish with the bad one. They are look the same to me, as fish :). But then, one day I went to the market with my mother-in-law, we were going to buy fish. (Just for information, at that time I was pregnant, people said it is good for pregnant woman to eat fish, because fish contain Omega 3 and Omega 6, which are good for baby’s brain.)

At the market, I saw one small tuna. I like tuna. So I picked it up, and said to my in-law, “Ma, aku mau ini, sepertinya enak.” (“Ma, I want this fish, it looks yummy.”). Then my mother in law said, “Iihh, ini sudah tidak bagus. Yang ini saja, lebih segar.” (“No, not that one. It’s no longer good. This one is better & fresh.” She picked another fish, looked like tuna, but we called it kembung fish (sort of mackerel). (Well, I like kembung fish as well, so no problem for me if she changed the fish :) ). Then I asked her, how to figure out the good & fresh condition of a fish?

Then she told me this tips on how to choose fresh fish:
1.    Just see the gills. If the gills brightly red, it means that the fish is good. (While the tuna I’d chosen, the gills already a bit dark-pale-red and slimy too.)
2.    The eyes should be plumed and clear.
3.    The flesh should be springy and densely.
4.    The scales are bright and tight.
5.    The skin is not slimy.
6.    The smells not too fishy

Well at least those are the basic ways to choose fresh fish. I am still using those tips, when I bought fish for my family and my baby son. If it is too difficult to remember or to check all of those tips, usually I only checked the gills, eyes, and the body.

Well for all of you, enjoying in choosing nice fresh fish. Especially for mommy will-be :).

13 comments to “Tips Choosing Fresh Fish”

  • February 10, 2012 at 10:17 PM
    MR.W says:

    thank for ur`s very nice!

  • February 11, 2012 at 12:22 AM

  • February 11, 2012 at 2:12 AM
    Nurhayani says:

    Thanks for your tips...It's very nice

  • February 11, 2012 at 4:29 AM
    cowobaex says:


  • February 11, 2012 at 10:03 AM
    Sam D. says:

    This tips is perfect for me. I don't know how to pick a fresh one too. :-D I keep all tips in mind when I'm getting a fish next time. I support you back too. :-) By the way would you like to do exchanging link and follow each? Thanks :-)

  • February 11, 2012 at 12:07 PM
    pelangi sepi says:

    nice blog..follow and support

  • February 11, 2012 at 5:56 PM
    Spiky says:

    thanks for the post...additional info..the smell should also be more of a 'sea breeze'...i think i should include kitchen tips in my blog.

    leaving delicious scent of Philippines.


  • February 11, 2012 at 7:53 PM
    Ale Kaleng says:

    nice share my friend :D

  • February 12, 2012 at 9:55 PM
    Yolah Store says:

    Sam D : you are very welcome for link exchange :) check on the right side of my blog :)

  • February 12, 2012 at 9:55 PM
    Yolah Store says:

    dear Spiky: thanks for your additional info. NICE :)

  • February 12, 2012 at 9:56 PM
    Yolah Store says:

    Dear All : thanks for leaving comment in my blog.

  • February 13, 2012 at 3:34 AM
    j O C y says:

    Success is falling nine times and getting up ten.Keep in touch.

  • February 14, 2012 at 6:38 PM
    Ale Kaleng says:

    kalo mancing pasti fresh deh ,, di jamin hehe


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