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    Thai Fish Fingers

    I have been looking for Captains Birds Eye fish fingers the last couple of weeks, foodland used to sell them but not anymore, but luckily I found the Thai version, these are like 60baht for 10, which is 1/2 a kilo so most likely very similar to the birds eye ones in that they contain the eyes, brains, fins and tails of the fish, but they taste pretty good, they have a slightly funny smell and taste but that could be the fish, is Plathip a catfish?



    5 minutes in the frying pan and they are ready, the black bits are from yesterdays fish fingers, the bread crumbs don't stick to well


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    Master Chef we ain;t

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    I could have scraped the black bits off, it's not as though they will kill you anyway I have some frozen cheese stick things to try out tomorrow (with black bits).

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    Not catfish, that's pla dook. Might be tilapia.

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    Have you tried grilling them?

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    Just had a look at the packet, made with surimi (fish paste), and that funny flavour and smell I mentioned, it's garlic and pepper.
    Nope, not tried grilling them, probably take too long on my electric grill machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    pepper.
    the black bits ?

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    ^Naaa, the black bits are just burnt bread crumbs, assume the pepper and garlic is mixed in with the fish to get rid of the taste of the fish anuses they put in there

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    I will admit to a weakness for fishfinger sandwiches, fresh bloomer with heinz tomato ketchup.

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    60 bht not bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bower View Post
    I will admit to a weakness for fishfinger sandwiches, fresh bloomer with heinz tomato ketchup.
    MMMMMMM with proper chips cooked in beef dripping interspersed..... now you're talking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    surimi
    Thought that's what they call crab sticks?

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    ^hmmm, so if crab sticks aren't allowed to be called crab sticks due to there being no crab in them, these aren't called fish fingers, so what the hell is surimi? Pulped up old dead people?

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    Surimi (Japanese: , literally "ground meat", traditional Chinese: 漿; pinyin: yś jiāng; literally "fish puree or slurry") is a Japanese loan word referring to a fish-based food product intended to mimic the texture and color of the meat of lobster, crab and other shellfish. It is typically made from white-fleshed fish (such as pollock or hake) that has been pulverized to a paste and attains a rubbery texture when cooked. The term is also commonly applied to food products made from lean meat prepared in a similar process.


    Surimi is a much-enjoyed food product in many Asian cultures and is available in many shapes, forms, and textures. The most common surimi product in the Western market is imitation crab meat. Such a product often is sold as sea legs and krab in America, and as seafood sticks, crab sticks, fish sticks or seafood extender in Commonwealth nations.


    A tub of uncured fish surimi ready for finish-processing

    https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Surimi

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    contain the eyes, brains, fins and tails of the fish,
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    fish anuses they put in there
    looks like you were correct ,

    bon appetite

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    Over 100 views in a few hours proves that people are quite willing to eat fish anuses as long as they are covered in bread crumbs, plus a dash of garlic is a nice touch

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    I was in Villa Market on Kalaprapruk earlier and I saw the Birds Eye ones. 199bt!!!!! I bought my beef and decided to do the rest of my shopping tomorrow in Carefour.

    I am also partial to a fish finger sandwich myself. I think I grew up on them.

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    "fish slurry"


    sounds lovely

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    ^shut up, I bought 2 packs today

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    Yep, I've got to admit, I've not read the text that goes along with that pic ^ up there and I wizzed past the pic to get to here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince View Post
    I was in Villa Market on Kalaprapruk earlier and I saw the Birds Eye ones. 199bt!!!!! I bought my beef and decided to do the rest of my shopping tomorrow in Carefour.

    I am also partial to a fish finger sandwich myself. I think I grew up on them.
    I saw some fish sticks at Carrefour yesterday. Carrefour private brand, as I recall they were quite inexpensive. I would probably give them to kids. Same concept as chicken nuggets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert
    I saw some fish sticks at Carrefour yesterday.
    Yep, I saw those in Carefour yesterday too. They didn't look too appetizing so I didn't buy them. Maybe its just because they are called fishsticks rather than fish fingers but I couldn't get this Soutpark episode out of my head.



    The thing with the birds eye ones is that when you cut them they do flake like a fish steak, if I remember correctly. So not a ground up mush like in the photo on the previous page.



    Yep, just found a pic, they are fish fillet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince
    Maybe its just because they are called fishsticks rather than fish fingers
    They are fish sticks in the US. We used to get them on Fridays in my grade school cafeteria. They are strictly kid food IMO. Anything
    that cheap cannot be good.

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    Saw these in Tops last Monday.



    Forgot the price but I think it was around a 100bt. That's as close to Birdseye as I think you can get.

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    Thai Fish Fingers

    Now these fish fingers are good, around 80baht for a 500gram box in tesco, 78% fish and sort of looks like fillet, also no garlic in them which I found a bit off putting at first anyway, I assume they are mainly shipped to China with the amount of Chinese writing on them.

    Ignore the instructions though, they say to defrost a bit before deep frying, found a load of the bread crumbs come off if you do that, shall have to get a tea strainer or something to get them out of the fat now.


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