My kitchen is full of eels

Yes, we really do have a photo story about eels, and there are no hovercraft involved! (sorry, that won’t mean anything unless you used to watch the Monty Python’s Flying Circus on TV in the 1970s)

Pots and pans ready for use in a countryside restaurant in Vietnam,  September 2017
Here are the eels!
Eel preparation underway – but they don’t get cooked – this is a raw eel speciality
Gỏi cá nhệch (raw eel) served up
A demonstration on how to eat it

And it really was delicious.  It was served with a variety of herbs and accompanied by their own coconut rice wine.  I’m not sure that mine were wrapped quite as neatly as the above demonstration, but I didn’t let it slow down my eel consumption.



Copyright Debbie Smyth, 16 November 2017

Posted as part of Cee’s B&W Challenge

If you fancy tasting this yourself you can join an Urban Adventures trip to the villages south of Hanoi

13 thoughts on “My kitchen is full of eels

  1. I’ve only tried them once and that was jellied, it didn’t work for me. I do want to try them again but not sure raw would be any better than jellied for me!


  2. Many years ago I was introduced to smoked eels in a restaurant in Austria…delicious. A few years since I have had any, they used to sell them at a fishmonger’s where I used to live… Oh, and I quite like jellied eels too….

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