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Fish for dinner Manufahi District  Timor-Leste

Fish for dinner

We came across this magnificent fish just as it was being hung by the side of the road for sale. We immediately stopped and bought it, for US$20, for our driver and his family. It was so big, we had to tie it to the bull bar of our SUV and it drove back to Dili like a postmodern hood ornament. We understand it was delicious and much appreciated by the extended family. The boy selling the fish appeared to have African heritage, as do many in this part of Timor-Leste. Portugese troops have included soldiers from Mozambique and Angola, many of whom clearly became friendly with local women.