Mukah - Wet Market
What they had on sale didn't look too impressive. I've been told that most of the good catch in Mukah gets shipped out directly to customers in the bigger towns. Mukah itself only gets the left-overs. Such are the woes and twisted logic of modern commerce, and it is ironic that the price for fish can be higher in Mukah then in other parts of Sarawak !
The Mukah Wet Market.
The fish market had already closed.
The stalls outside.
These are fresh river prawns. They are great for barbeque or cooked in curry.
These are "Ikan Terubok", a popular local fish found at the river mouth. They are best served steamed with a bit of ginger. The meat is sweet and delicate, but full of small bones and you have to be very careful when eating it.
Baby white pomfrets. Usually pan-fried or deep-fried. There's not much meat, but they are quite tasty.
These look like baby sharks.
An old man preparing "Umai" - raw fish which are sliced and packed in plastic containers ready to be taken home for dinner.