The type of fish has a very scary name, in the past everyone avoided it, now it is hunted by gourmets, 200,000 VND/kg
Ly Son (also known as Cu Lao Re) is an island district in Quang Ngai province, 15 nautical miles from the mainland in the northeast direction. This place is the remains of lava eruptions from the volcano tens of millions of years ago. Today, Ly Son has become a famous tourist island district with beautiful natural scenery.
Ly Son island district includes 3 small islands: Big island, Be island and Mu Cu island. The island is also an important administrative unit in terms of socio-economic and national security and defense of our country.
Coming to Ly Son, visitors can enjoy many famous dishes such as black garlic, flat crab, fried oysters, conch, jellyfish salad … especially evil fish – a fish with a strange sounding name.
According to the explanation of the people of Ly Son, the reason this fish is so named is because it lives in the reefs. It is extremely agile, swimming strong, so catching is difficult. So from the past, people on the island called evil spirits and because of the strange name, many people stayed away.
This fish is called evil ghost because it lives in the reefs. It is extremely agile, swimming strong, so catching is difficult.
Ms. Bich Tuyen (36 years old, from Quang Nam) – a seafood merchant in Da Nang said: “Evil fish live in salt water, have black scales, and a flat body. At first glance, many people think it is a freshwater tilapia, but with a little attention, it is possible to distinguish it immediately because it is much larger.
They are only common in Ly Son, Quy Nhon and Nha Trang sea, but most are in Ly Son. Fish swim fast, so the fish meat is extremely firm, extremely fragrant and delicious. And the good news is far away, they are known by many people, becoming a typical specialty of this island.
When many people knew and enjoyed eating evil spirits, Bich Tuyen took the opportunity to import fish and sell them. Initially, her customers were some gourmets who had been to Ly Son and enjoyed them. They found the meat delicious and sweet, the taste was unforgettable, so when they returned, they bought it and processed it into a delicious dish for the whole family to enjoy.
Fish swim fast, so the fish meat is extremely firm, extremely fragrant and delicious.
Gradually, the number of customers ordering evil ghost fish increased. At this time, Ms. Bich Tuyen started importing in large quantities every day. Even when fishermen caught a little, she had to miss an appointment with a customer.
“Evil fish is not cheap, about 200,000 VND/kg. However, people still pay to buy food. This fish when cooked gives white meat, delicious, greasy. In particular, they can be processed into many delicious and attractive dishes, such as steamed, grilled, soup, porridge, hot pot…,” said Ms. Bich Tuyen.
The woman in the Central region also affirmed that, with many tourists visiting Ly Son, evil fish is a dish not to be missed because they are not abundant in the mainland. The people on the island not only consider this a specialty but also a special favor of nature.
The price of evil fish is not cheap, about 200,000 VND/kg. However, people still pay to buy food.
Mr. Hoang Anh (32 years old, HCMC) shared: “I used to go a lot and enjoy many famous specialties in the sea. However, I am most impressed with the dishes from evil fish. When I eat, I feel the sweetness and chewiness of fish meat. Especially the breast is extremely soft and greasy.
Best of all, this fish can be eaten seasonally. In winter, you just need to eat grilled evil fish, it will feel fragrant and leave an unforgettable taste in your throat. In the hot summer, you should eat evil fish soup or evil fish porridge. I firmly believe that anyone who comes to Ly Son will never forget the taste of those dishes.”
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