We were invited by our host for lunch and as Huizhou is well known for its fishing fleet and abundance of really good seafood restaurants we were expecting an exciting lunch.
What we didn’t expect was that we were going to actually go “fishing” for our lunch.
Actually what I mean is that we drove down to the water front to a local market where the fishermen bring their catches to sell.
Wandering around the wholesale seafood market this Culinarygypsy was thrilled by the abundance of fresh and varied types of seafood here and with the fishermen and their families offering all kinds of seafood at fantastically reasonable prices. There are giant and miniature crabs, mantis shrimp, red fish, squid, prawns, abalone, oysters, fork tail, perch, and eel and so on.
Guided by our host we searched the stalls for the contents of our much anticipated seafood lunch, bargaining with the fishermen’s wives for the choicest of live seafood.
Laden with our purchases of live and exotic seafood we headed for a local restaurant situated right on the bay where the chefs happily took our “catch: and transformed into an emperor’s seafood feast.