Family Spark Furious Backlash By Filming Themselves Frying An Ornamental Koi Carp For Dinner

Normally Koi carp are kept in fish ponds and are just to look at. That may be because they can fetch as much as $3,200 each. So it was a bit of a surprise when a family of three cooked one up for their dinner.

The footage of the video here comes from Taiwan, and shows the fish defrosting, and them being popped into the pan, along with some vegetables to enhance the flavour.

The video was uploaded by Hsieh, who said that a friend had sent it to him. Seems the friend’s parents had decided to make lunch with the saltwater fish. Pet carp are normally kept in fish ponds all across east Asia. Koi are far more colourful than the more common species of carp.

Hsieh realised after he had uploaded the video that he was looking at a very expensive lunch! Some comments of social media were enraged that such an expensive fish was cooked. They berated the family for taking the pics, and even the sounds made by the man who was doing the cooking, he obviously was looking forward to dinner! However, other comments debated on whether adding the vegetables had improved the flavour of the fish or not.
Supper: The Koi carp is fried for lunch in Taiwan 
Supper: The Koi carp is fried for lunch in Taiwan
Defrosting: The family appeared to buy a number of the species for cooking 
Defrosting: The family appeared to buy a number of the species for cooking

A Taiwanese restaurant owner named Ho stated that carp are on the whole more tender, although he had never had anyone buy Koi in his restaurant. He put this down to the fact that the price was somewhat high for most customers!

Source: Daily Mail