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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

"See Harm"

Just wondering...

Do you all eat this in your part of the world?

These are cockles, here in Singapore we all it "See Harm" in one of the local dialect.



Pretty bloody eh? It's an almost "must have" ingredients in many local dishes, like "Laksa" and "Char Kuey Teow". This picture is one plate where we had "Steamboat".

Huh? Steamboat? No, not those that floats on water. I remember when I was living in Australia long ago, when we mentioned steamboat, the locals never relate it to food! haha...

Here is my steamboat dinner a few nites ago, posted in my other blog.

17 comments:

axx said...

They used to be very popular in the UK. All the pubs sold little jars of them in vinigar; you ate them using a wooden cocktail stick. Not seen quite so often now though.

There is a famous folk song called Cockles and Mussels (also known as Molly Malone in Ireland) There is a midi file at :

http://www.contemplator.com/ireland/cockles.html

axx said...

Whoops - sorry that should be vinegar

zannnie said...

can't take these for some reason that i am also unsure of. will throw up almost immediately, if not within hour(s) :( Guess it's allergy or something

Ming_the_Merciless said...

I love the char kueh tiaw (stir fried flat noodles). Yummy!!

Rafe Totengco said...

This looks yummy!

tigerfish said...

Hahah...to them, steamboat is a boat that runs on steam engine.
Usually they know our edible steamboat as hotpot.

Bill said...

Looks good, but what is it made of?

Keropok Man said...

bill, it's seafood - shellfish, just like oysters or clams. :-)

tiger, yeah, we have to interchange it with hotpot so others can understand :-)

rafe, yes it is absolutely yummy!

ming, i love Char Kuey Teow too! very very much!

zannnie, some kind of allergy? or just do not like it, like some people can't take durians :-)

axx, how interesting. in vinegar. hmm... you like them?

zannnie said...

it causes stomache upset if in Laksa or Char Kuey Teow when i eat it :(

BUT,

i love durians!!!! :D

axx said...

They are ok - you have to be in the mood for them, I guess they must be raw in vinegar!

I would prefer them how they are in your photo I think, bit of garlic and some sauce!

Victor said...

Eeee... so bloody.

No wonder someone recently said or rather rapped, "Mee siam mai harm" (= I don't want any cockles in my plate of mee siam).

Hahahaha, joke joke only. I love cockles but a bit scared to get Hepatitis.

edwin s said...

I love 'em! But this loves like sweet-n-sour pork (which I also love)

Olivier said...

je ne connais pas et je n'ai pas trouve de traduction pour "cockles"

I do not know and I do not have finds translation for “cockles”

jieying said...

haha. how come look like that one de!

u add alot of ketchup ah.

Kerry-Anne said...

>olivier, i think the french would be "coquille", as in "coquille st jacques".
I agree with Edwin - this does look like sweet 'n sour pork. :)

dijah said...

cockles....necer tried them before...

Keropok Man said...

axx, oh you like raw ones? The one in the picture is not cooked yet :-) But I have tried raw cockles salad before, not bad!

victor, take the jab, then can eat liao! I took the jabs!

edwin, someone was telling me via IM, how can cockles look like sweet and sour pork?? haha..

olivier, kerry-anne is about right, it is coque in french.

jieying, that's raw! it's ready to be cooked. no ketchup lah...

kerry-anne, hmmm you like sweet and sour pork? hehe..

dijah, hmmm you have not had 'kerang' before? :-)