Tai O Village
Adorable, isn't it? This is what first greets you when you step out of the bus upon reaching Tai O Village.
Street Seafood Seller
Fresh seafood are available for purchase on the streets. You can't see clearly from this photo, but the seafood are generally quite huge and fresh looking!
Preserved shark and other goods
I spotted this huge preserved shark! Preserved goods are widely available in Tai O.
Sea creature momentoes
It looks like you could bring home a perfectly prickly but otherwise safe puffer fish if you want to. Would you?
Assorted seafood on the grill
Don't they look delicious? They smelled really good too, but it looked as though the seafood had been on the grill for some time, and were probably overcooked, so I didn't try them.
Assorted Street Food
In case you were wondering, yup there are non-seafood street food around too.
Prawn Paste "Husband" Biscuit
This smelled realllly good. Prawn paste is amazing stuff. But I didn't try it!
Tau Fu Fa (Soy custard)
Okay I know what you're thinking: what did I try? This! Tau Fu Fa/Soy Custard/Tau Huay. Unlike the Singaporean version, the Cantonese version comes totally unsweetened, with sweeteners at the side (unfortunately unpictured). But the verdict is, even after adding sweeteners to neutralize the "grassy raw" taste of the pure soy custard, I really do think the Singaporean one's better. The soy custard mixed with sesame paste tastes pretty good though. The sesame paste was good.
Charcoal grilled dried squid and fish roe
And I tried these! My friend and I shared a dried squid and a dried fish roe.
Dried fish roe
A close up of the dried fish roe. These are charcoal grilled upon order. I don't suppose they look appetizing to you?
Charcoal grilled dried cuttlefish
Charcoal grilled dried fish roe
As usual, looks are deceiving. These cut up morsels of goodness may be a little too salty, but it's umami, delicious and quite addictive. Yum! They taste rather similar, but if you make me choose, I'd go for the fish roe!
Previously: Quaint Tai O Village and Big Buddha!
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