Posts by tag: Food

10 years ago

Mekong fish, a lucrative alternative to bangus and tilapia?

by

Mekong catfish, popularly known in Davao as “pangasius,” is a fish that naturally grows from the Mekong river delta. Thinking of the local “hito,” Mindanao fish growers easily relates to it. (davaotoday.com photo)

A strange fish circled its way around the narrow confines of an aquarium that attracted crowds around the Vitarich booth in a recent Mindanao investment forum here. It had the head of a catfish, which reminds Mindanao growers of the local hito, but with the flat body of most saltwater fish. According to the posters that Vitarich posted on the wall, this catfish can grow as big as a shark.

10 years ago

Where goes the Durian King?

by

They call him the Durian King. When truckloads of durians arrive at the fruit stand at Magsaysay Park, the durian trucker no longer bothers unloading the thorny fruits in baskets. All the trucker had to do is throw the fruits at him and he’d catch them with his bare hands.