These are some of the fishes and seafood available @ Lennon’s Seafood. As we pace closer towards the lunar new year on 5th Feb 2019, pricing on some of these seafood catch will fluctuate more violently that the stock markets. Please place your orders early to avoid disappointment.
There are a bunch of “must-dos” during Chinese New Year and this is something i personally did not know of until Mrs. #CommandoFishmonger sent me a picture of a commonly available fish, the RabbitFish.
Easily found from the West Pacific to the Eastern shores of the Indian Ocean, the RabbitFish measures about 15-20cm long and are eaten regularly by locals in Singapore. Very popular among Teochews, the fish is usually served steamed with ginger strips and Hua Diao wine.
During Chinese New Year, serving the RabbitFish for reunion dinner is especially popular. I was told that for only a few days in a year, the rabbit fish sold in local markets are full of creamy roe or milt (fish semen). This is the period when the RabbitFish get ready to spawn and loses the bitter taste in their stomach. It is believed that eating the rabbit fish when its stomach is full of roe or milt is a sign of prosperity.
Can you name the fish in the image above? According to Mrs. #CommandoFishmonger, this is the ugliest fish on her menu. However, the meat of this fish is amazing!
Every morning, our friendliest fishmonger, Mr. Lennon Ang, a.k.a. The Commando Fishmonger, will head to the fishery port to select his catch. At Lennon’s Seafood, only the freshest and best quality seafood will be brought back to his stall at Blk 4A Jalan Batu #02-12, Singapore 432004.
If you are looking for the freshest and best quality seafood, look no further!
You may be wondering why a leather jacket fish is called a Leather Jacket. You will have your question answered by watching this video:
#CommandoFishmonger, Mr. Lennon Ang, will show you how it is done.
#Wikipedia – The leather jacket fish or leather jack, is a species of jack in the family Carangidae. The Carangidae is a family of fish which includes the jacks, pompanos, jack mackerels, runners, and scads. The largest leather jack is about a foot long. Its length averages about 3.5 times the width.
Did you know? Leather jacks live in shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico and southern Atlantic coast. Also, it is found in Australian waters, in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. All leather jacks species have no scales and are covered in a leather-like skin or jacket!
The texture of the fish is firm, comes in thick chunks of meat which don’t contain small bones. It’s very affordable for home cooking.
Fishes/seafood available for your consideration (number beside is $/kg) :
55 Big Red grouper Whole 65 Malaya threadfin cut 31 Salmon trout 75 Cod
08 Milk Fish
11 Ikan Kuning
13 S Ang Goli
13.8 Leather jacket
13.8 Boon tong
15 Golden pomfret
23 S Red snapper whole
23 B Red snapper whole
23 B White snapper whole
33 SM Chinese pomfret
65 L Chinese pomfret
There is a long debate on whether the Moon Phase (or some call it Moon Cycle) affects fishing catch. While there are different theories surrounding this topic, one notable factor seems to the effects of tides.
Stronger currents around big tides turn on the feeding switch for most game fishes. And the biggest (spring) tides occur around full and new moons. Whether the light of the moon is a factor or not, tide most likely is in various fisheries. And tidal flow is influenced by moon phase. Taken in that context, most professional fishermen agree that moon phase becomes critical.