Cucumber fish from market and restaurant: "Koryushka- Cucumber Fish in May" Top 5 Page for this destination Russian Cuisine Tip by sennaya

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  Cucumber Fish- koryushka (hypomesus olidus)
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      Cucumber Fish- koryushka (hypomesus olidus)
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  • Catching Cucumber fish in the Gulf of finland - Saint Petersburg
      Catching Cucumber fish in the Gulf of finland
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If you are in St. Petersburg in May you may find a strange smell of cucumbers in the air. Not from Vegetables, but from the Korioshka fish that run from the Finland gulf up the Neva River.
They are about 6 inches or 15cm at maximum and are caught by the netfull for market and restaurant.

Favorite Dish: Koryushka is usually floured and fried in sunflower oil minus the head.

Address: various
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Look for koryushka (hypomesus olidus) in rivers and canals, then they will be in the restaurant or market. You can see their bubbles on one side of teh canal as tehy migrate upstream.
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 5
Theme: Local

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  • Written May 16, 2007
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