Arriving in Labuan Bajo, Flores, we were greeted by a friendly fish market with hundreds of different types of fish- fresh, smoked or dried. The pungent odour requires a more adventurous traveller to explore and admire the catches of the day.
Young boy chopping fish steaks on the ground outside the fish market.
Popular seafoods in Indonesian cuisine include mackerel, tuna, red snapper, wahoo, milkfish, anchovy, cuttlefish, shrimp, crab, mussel
Strong man slicing tuna
By every street you normally find a food stall which is like a mini outdoor restaurant. When fresh fish is available you can just pick the fish you'd like and they grill it for you with a spicy sauce usually consisting of garlic and soy sauce. A neat portion of rice and vegetables usually comes with the fish and it's eaten with your hands dipping in sambal - a type of spicy sauce that is served with most fish or meat.
As you can see this fish was thoroughly enjoyed!