10 November 2009


One of the dutch food is herring. Herring is the most popular fish and the most typical, traditional and oldest street food in the Netherlands.

                                           This is how to eat herring. 
Herrings are caught between the end of May and the beginning of July in the North Sea near Denmark or Norway, before the breeding season starts. This is because herrings at this time are unusually rich in oils (over 15%) and their roe and milt have not started to develop. To protect against threadworms, Dutch regulations mandate freezing to at least minus 45 degrees celsius before salting. The herrings are ripened for a couple of days in oak barrels in a salty solution, or brine the pancreatic enzymes which support the ripening make this version of salt herring especially mild and soft.
The herring is marinated in cider, wine, sugar, herbs and spices. It is served cold with chopped onions and pickles. I like fish very much but the way it is prepared, it taste bbhaah. especially when they eat it with bread. My gosh... I can not imagine the taste...another cultural differences.

11 smart remarks:

nice A Tuesday, November 10, 2009  

thanks for sharing this, faye. yeah, cultural differences. hanap pa rin natin nakasanayan natin, di ba? ako miss ko na ang "kinilaw" at inihaw na panga sa gensan. walang kasaing-sarap.hmmmm!!!kakain tlga ako ng marami pag-uwi a week from now:)

nancy Tuesday, November 10, 2009  

hahaha! makagutom man sad ni si nice Faye sa! but in fairness, incomparable jud ang kinilaw. mura di sad nako ma imagine ilang klase sa preparation especially when served cold??? yikes!!!!!

Anonymous,  Thursday, November 12, 2009  

hi, im kristine. i also married a dutch national. :-) currently, im here in holland for a 3-month tourist visa while awaiting our docs in philippines. anyway, its so amazing to read ur posts and im so proud of u. :-) will follow ur blog. :-)
ayoayo and God bless! :-)

Anonymous,  Thursday, November 12, 2009  

oh re fish specialties, m a great fan of kibelling and paling. :D yummy kaayo! :-)


bea trisha Friday, November 13, 2009  

hi ms. faye...
ok naman po studies ko...
sana maging ok pa rin this sem, may thesis proposal na kasi eh kaya kinakabahan po ako..

by he way, i missed your blog, busy po kasi eh..
and sure mas magiging busy pa palo sa pasukah..hope you can still visit my blog always..
regards to your husband and the cute kids!

lina@happy family Friday, November 13, 2009  

Faye, reading how herring processed, I can't put it into my mouth... Thanks for sharing!

Manang Kim Saturday, November 14, 2009  

Hello Faye, my husband like herring kay naa man dire gi-pickled na. Pero daoi mas gusto man to nako atong style pagluto sa isda SUTUKIL, sugba, tula, kinilaw hehehe ^_^

lusi Monday, November 16, 2009  

Hi :) great article :) keep rocking :)

Kerja Keras Adalah Energi Kita Friday, November 20, 2009  

customs of a region should be preserved

multyone Friday, November 20, 2009  

come here to see something new

100friendlink Friday, November 20, 2009  

everything about this country is here

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About this Blog

I make this blog for foreigners who will live in this country, THE NETHERLANDS. Foreigners who are engaged or married they have to learn a lot of things about their new home like the culture, architectures, landscape, government, dikes etc. Especially the Dutch language which is very important in their social life. It is very difficult if they cannot communicate with other people. Most people speak Dutch, only few speaks English.
For visitors and readers, this will give you an idea what this country is. This small country ranks no. 5 in the economic stability in EUROPE. Their architectures like palaces, castles, dikes, ports (air and sea) are amazing.
Their culture is very interesting.

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