One of the unusual thing I ever did is going to a fish market. A place which I avoid to ever visit again due to crowd and smell that covers the entire area. It's non of my business ever to visit such place as I am not a fish eater. However, lately I started to try out some taste of non- veg dishes and my visit to the fish street is step towards it, and I was mentaly ready to give it a go.
It was right in middle of the Road.
I have crossed that area many a times, right in middle of the divider that separates the two sides. But never ever stopped to look at the vendor who keep shouting and selling the fishes. It was not an authorised selling fish market, but these people have managed to make it a permanent place for them. They have been selling the fish since many years and one can easily find variety of them.
They have fished them from nearby river or pond and usually sells them while say. The moment I stepped in the road, I found that they have covered almost both the side as well. Right along the busy road, it is bit of risky for the buyers to met with some kind of accident, as many vehicles zoom pass quickly.
I would say, this is just another glimpse of India, where such scene can be found in other part too. Selling stuffs like fish on road side, especially in small cities and town. Being a local vendor they manage to get live fish, and sell them higher prices. As they are quite fresh to eat. To keep them fresh they put them in large aluminium bucket and fit a small water motor that keep splashing and streaming the water inside the bucket.
A very unique way to witness of selling live fishes. I have seen moving fish glands as a proof of being alive.
These street vendors usually sells fresh water fishes as there are no sea nearby. They have the usual routine of setting up their sitting areas at 7Am every day till their stock last.
One can find all variety of fresh water fishes, I can't named any except Rohu & Kayla, as these are the name I was more familiar. But looking at other varity i get some stinking feeling inside.
Small or big, White or Silver, they have all of them ready to sell. Kept openly along the roadside in large containers or big plates.
After making my first visit to this , i am kind of feeling that never to go there again. Though i got a tastier fried fish later in the day, but stepping into that stinky place would sure take all the taste out of my mouth.
One thing for sure do ready to bargain while buying fish in this market.😉 A very common thing while shopping in India.👍