Monday, December 21, 2009

Oyster Bar


Cleaning and assembling oysters


Festive season means turkey, ham and/or lots of seafood. The ocean is calling, where did all the oysters go? The crowd is in a seafood buying bonanza. Every year, the Sydney Fish Market opens for very very long hours for their customers. They are buying prawns by the boxes, oysters that go by the dozens and huge salmons.

What will be on your dinner table this Christmas?

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24 comments:

MKL said...

I don't celebrate Christmas, so we have no traditions. But this time I requested a duck and mum will make it for me, hehe :P

manglish said...

i love oysters and they have huge oysters here in hiroshima but the price is as huge also hahha...btw christmas is not an official public holiday in japan but they celebrate new year in a big way. merry xmas now :)

Mei Teng said...

I will be having seafood (delicious butter crabs in claypot and crabs in salted egg yolk) this coming Thursday night. We will probably have grilled turkey and chicken on Christmas day. I have yet to decide where to have lunch on Boxing Day.

Bogey said...

Very interesting to see the Christmas menus from all over the world. Usually we have Turkey with all of the trimmings but this year we will be having Cornish Game Hens with a variety of root vegetables, salads and potatoes etc. A lot of work but, oh so worth it.

Ai Shiang said...

MKL,
You eat ducks too? That's great. I love ducks. Either roasted or in spices.

Manglish,
Haha! Almost all things are huge in prices in Japan huh?

Mei Teng,
I haven't eaten crab for a very long time. The dish you mention is quite unique. I've not come across crabs with salted egg yolks before. Btw, I love salted egg especially its yolk :o)

Bogey,
I haven't heard of Cornish Game Hens. Are they a type of young chickens?

HappySurfer said...

Food is always a cause for celebration. Or is it the other way around? hehe..

Merry Christmas to you, Ai Shiang!

Pete said...

Wah, oyster with sambal belachan, nice leh! ha haha!

Shingo T said...

Merry Christmas Ai Shiang and everyone!

Christmas will be dull for me. Not going to spend on expensive Christmas dinner sets.

Probably just watch TV and have simple home cooked dinner.

Ai Shiang said...

Happysurfer,
Haha! When I thought about it, maybe it's the other way around :o) Merry Christmas to you too.

Pete,
I can smell the belachan now!

ShingoT,
Merry Christmas to you too!
We are going to home cook everything too and not be spending on expensive restaurant food which might just disappoints at the end of the day.
I think I like strong Malaysian taste (like hot & spicy, or with dried shrimps) rather than those fairly plain dishes cook by ang-moh :o)
And yes, eating and watching movies in front of the TV is the way to enjoy!

BS said...

I love oyster with fresh lime - that is delicious. I like variety -western and oriental styles and I enjoy both.

Me said...

Hello thanks for dropping by and taking your time to write a comment...just love reading it...

Thank you and nice to meet you!

You know what I love oyster sauce and fresh my gosh! that´s our New year starter with red onions and champagne hmmmm...really good.....

Tekkaus said...

How about turkey? :p

Paul said...

Turkey for Christmas is always good... leftovers can be turned into all sorts of other food dishes... hahaha...

Ayie said...

even if I want to make a good feast this xmas eve dinner I can't because of the diet I have to follow.. Just traditional ham and maybe some fruits and cheeses to go with nice pasta or noodle plate

merry christmas!!!

vialentino said...

wow...oyster bar...this is seriously cool ler....i cant take much oyster but i just love it when it is fresh

Ai Shiang said...

BS, Me,
Thank you for dropping by. Hope you visit again.

Tekkaus,
Turkey is too big for me lah :o).

Paul,
Are you having turkey? It's just too big for our family.

Ayie,
It won't be long now before you can have your "normal" diet. What will be the dish you can't wait to have?

Vialentino,
You can take many? Do you have allergy against oyster?

Adeline said...

Turkey sounds good for Christmas dinner. Some Canadian families have chicken and/or ham instead. Turkey is the most popular pick for sure ;)

Ayie said...

Hmmm...I've been craving for hamonado...rolled meat with egg, pickle, carrot, cheese & hotdog inside simmered in pineapple juice...just like a ham =)

Me said...

Thanks for visiting my blogg..

Happy holidays!

vialentino said...

no allergy against oyster....just allergy to prawns if i ate more than dozen ...seafood are my favs esp prawn, lobster and crab ...yum yum

fufu said...

i want oyster shashimi =p hohohoho

Bananazą“• said...

Not bad able to eat them fresh not a big task for me. Anyway have a blessed Xmas and a a new year 2010 with great abundance.

foongpc said...

Oyster bar? Sounds really good to me! Haha!

Horsoon said...

There're only a few persons in your pic but it brings out the 'actions' well. I like this shot.