Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Abalone aka paua.



 400 tonnes of paua (abalone) were illegally harvested from New Zealand waters. Most of them destined for foreign restaurants especially Chinese markets.

1000 tonnes of paua are harvested. At this rate, NZ will be like Canada and outh Africa, all their abalone stock being depleted.

I do not buy abalone. Besides the exorbitant price, I don't think the taste is so great to warrant he price.

In the old days, you can buy the green ugly unappetising paua in the fish market. But not any more, it is too expensive for the local market, exept in uppity restaurants where they make them into paua fritters.


Once, 400 tonnes of paua (abalone) were illegally harvested from New Zealand waters. Most of them destined for foreign restaurants especially Chinese markets.

1000 tonnes of paua are harvested. At this rate, NZ will be like Canada and outh Africa, all their abalone stock being depleted.

I do not buy abalone. Besides the exorbitant price, I don't think the taste is so great to warrant he price.

In the old days, you can buy the green ugly unappetising paua in the fish market. But not any more, it is too expensive for the local market, except in uppity restaurants where they make them into paua fritters. The Chinese like them in cans. They bleach them to make them attractive,

In the older days up till 1970s when the water engineer was a student in Christchurch, Paua shells were used for their attractive colours to make jewellery, and souvenirs. Most people didn't eat paua.


In last night's news, 400 tonnes of paua (abalone) were illegally harvested from New Zealand waters. Most of them destined for foreign restaurants especially Chinese markets.

1000 tonnes of paua are harvested. At this rate, NZ will be like Canada and outh Africa, all their abalone stock being depleted.

I do not buy abalone. Besides the exorbitant price, I don't think the taste is so great to warrant he price.

In the old days, you can buy the green ugly unappetising paua in the fish market. But not any more, it is too expensive for the local market, except in uppity restaurants where they make them into paua fritters.



In the older days up till 1970s when the water engineer was a student in Christchurch, Paua shells were used for their attractive colours to make jewellery, and souvenirs. Most people didn't eat paua.
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My sister Grace: When I have dinner with my in laws, I use mock abalone. They are less than $20 for 500gm and they taste like real abalone. I remember we had mock abalone with Joseph (I think in Kuching), and he thought it was the real mccoy.

In the older days up till 1970s when the water engineer was a student in Christchurch, Paua shells were used for their attractive colours to make jewellery, and souvenirs. Most people didn't eat paua. Now they cost a lot.

2 comments:

M. Kate said...

I love the colours. Happy 2015...sorry a very late wish.

Gattina said...

I have never heard of abalones and had to google for it ! Now I know ! The shells look very pretty !