Having grown up in Ayer Tawar, Sitiawan (Perak), where the majority of the Chinese in Manjung are Foo Chows or Hock Chews, our lifestyle, more or less has been influenced by the Foo Chows, no doubt I am from a Hokkien family. Foo Chow style sweet sour fish maw is a must during Chinese New Year and it is no doubt one of the best dishes we love. Initially, my hubby could not get used to the sweet sour dish. He used to be curious why most of the dishes in Manjung’s restaurants are sweet and sour; be it fish maw, sea cucumber, etc. After so many years, he has got used to it and in fact quite like the sweet sour fish maw. As far as I know, only the Foo Chow style fish maw is cooked sweet and sour. Do correct me if I am wrong.
What is fish maw?