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Random Trout Question

SusanB | | Oct 4, 2001 12:24 PM

Hey all, help me out here. My BF and I have been going to alot of indonesian, malaysian, thai, etc places lately, and we noticed that they all seem to emphasize trout on the menu. Trout this, trout that, deep fried trout with chili sauce, roast trout in banana leaves, etc etc etc.

But, isn't trout a cold water fish and not available in southeast asia? Which would mean that they are taking a non-authentic fish and adapting it, right? Which seems odd, as they seem to be (and Kruang Tedd is the latest example of this) emphasizing the trout on their menus as if it is a staple rather than a 'variation'.

Has anybody noticed this? I've been shying away from ordering "Trout Malaysian Style" and other SE asian versions of trout, just because I'm worried it might not work . . . should I just give in and order it? Is this a trend or something I just never noticed before?