…….It’s not, because I went back to Jimbaran Fish Market this morning. As you may have gathered from last Saturdays post, Jimbaran Fish Market is fast becoming a bit of a feature in my Balinese Saturday morning routine. This time, not only did I buy prawns and tuna , but I threw all caution to the wind ( both monetary and culinary speaking) and loaded up my bright green washing- up bowl, with enough red snappers, sardines, clown fish, octopus’s, squids and lobster to last for a couple of months.
On the way back home, and feeling rather smug that I’d been so efficient with my meal planning, it suddenly occured to me that having now bought all this fish, I now needed to find somewhere to freeze it. The tiny freezer compartment at the top of our fridge is currently stocked with enough vodka to keep the whole of Russia happy for at least a month but no room for anything else bar a couple of ice-cubes.
This meant that I had no option but to stop at Lotte Mart (my worst supermarket on the whole of Bali) to buy a small freezer to keep it fresh in. While the fish fried in the back of Pak Wayans a/c free taxi, I ran into Lotte Mart and parted with an inordinate sum of money for a small chest freezer. All in all it turned out to be a rather expensive morning. Looking on the bright side, at least it means that I won’t be boring the pants off you with any more fish photos for a while – well at any rate, not until the stocks in the shiny new freezer are depleted and I have to head back to Jimbaran for some more.