Night Fishing for Upapalu



Last night’s excitement was moonlight fishing on the coast at Mahukona. We went in search of Menpachi and were rewarded by little Cardinalfish treasures called Upapalu (meaning soft). Reaching about 6 inches in length, these nocturnal critters gather near the ocean surface on moonlit nights. Reeling one in feels a bit like dragging seaweed in on the line. Coated in a bit of flour, fried in olive oil and served with fresh lemon and wasabi mayonnaise, they make a delightful, if not small, mouthful!





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