It's crunchy. It's delicious. It's deep fried baby mackerel, a popular calcium-boosting snack that is quickly annihilating mackerel stocks in the Gulf of Thailand.
If you, too, cannot keep your hands off this crispy snack, then you will have yourself to blame when, in the very near future, you'll no longer be able to enjoy your favourite nam prik pla tu (fried mackerel with shrimp paste dipping sauce), tom yam pla tu (mackerel spicy soup), or the many other traditional dishes that use mackerel as an ingredient.
Millions of coastal fishing folk along the Gulf of Thailand will also blame you for destroying their livelihoods.
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