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Mamsa (the fish)?

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  1. kelpguy

    kelpguy DI Senior Member

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    we recently discovered Mamsa (the fish) and really like how easy it is to separate the bones from the flesh, once cooked.

    anyone know any other names, biological or local, for Mamsa? i tried a net search but i'm getting nowhere.

    any fish recommendations for flavor?
    thanks...
    norm : ))~
     
  2. DavyL200

    DavyL200 DI Forum Luminary ★ Global Mod ★ Highly Rated Poster Showcase Reviewer

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    I agree, it is one of the best tasting fish here, we bake in foil at low temp in the oven. We catch them toward dauin but only small ones but a few guys I know catch up to 7kgs. The biggest ones come from the back of apo and they are huge, the small resto at the bottom of malatapy market sells cooked mamsa steaks on wed morns, (over cooked). The other name for them is "jacks"
     
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    sntmig DI Forum Adept

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    My best eating/tasting fish (isda)in this area; sorry if spelling is wrong...Miguel
    Dorado,(mahi-mahi,pandauan,dolphin fish)
    tanique
    tarogo
    blue marlin
     
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    mamsa, we call them trevally down here. Where we live I've got little ones fishing locally....they get much bigger up north. Used to spear them in the Red Sea near Jeddah when I lived there. Extremely good eating, probably my favourite too. Very much spanish mackerel type taste - but less oily and somewhat fewer bones, great fighters on a fishing line or spear....I couldn't be bothered trying to work my way thru eating a milkfish...but these trevally's are fantastic. The really big ones produce great fillets....
     
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    There was one at hayahay that I really enjoyed, I think it was mamsa. There is another there I like but can't remember the name, only know it by the hayahay menu picture. I remember when I lived in Oregon for a short time they had some smoked salmon on the coast (can't remember the name but the place claimed be the smallest bay in the world), $18/pound but that stuff was better than sex. Have never found smoked salmon since that came close to the taste. Not much of a fish eater though, I really don't care for the light/flaky flesh, need a meaty fish.
     
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    robert k DI Forum Patron Highly Rated Poster Veteran Army

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    I haven't had Blue Marlin but I presume that Swordfish is similar and I have had that for breakfast most mornings when I worked in the virgin islands. An enterprising lady would show up where we worked and sell breaded/fried swordfish out of the back of a truck.
     
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    shadow DI Forum Luminary

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    You were at Depoe Bay, about 20 miles from where I was raised on smoked salmon, dungeness crab, and venison.

    Larry
     
  8. redhorse

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    Grilled tanigue steak is just about my favorite Filipino seafood! We've been trying to find it for purchase on the US east coast. Can anyone verify what's the English equivalent name of "tanigue" (at least as known in Duma area)? I'd always heard it's "Spanish Mackeral", but the link below implies that the term "tanigue" is used generically for a couple of different but related fish. If you buy "tanigue" in Dumaguete, which one are you getting?

    https://fishingthephilippines.wordpress.com/category/mackerel-tangigue/
     
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    simple mind DI Forum Patron

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    Don't forget the "MayaMaya" or "Red Snapper"...
     
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    Yes, also delicious! That one we've been able to get here in the states.
     
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