The majority of Hungarians I've asked would say that they don't really like fish. Most of them told me that they only eat fish on Christmas eve in the form of 'Halaszle' (Hungarian fisherman soup) or fish sticks. Is it safe to say that Hungarians in general don't like fish or seafood? I know, I know, we shouldn't generalize. But I suppose, since Hungary is landlock, the only type of fish they could find in abundance was fresh water fish. So they don't really eat seafood.
But I think things are changing, since these past year or so, there are more and more seafood being imported. Frozen of course. Compared to before, they are becoming cheaper too. Being like many Hungarians I know,Bonnie is having a hard time getting used to eating squid, prawns, mussels, and fish. Since the only fish she'd eat was fish sticks.
Recently, when I was preparing fish for dinner, she came and asked me whether it's real fish and curious how come the fish didn't have eyes. Well, of course since I've chopped the head off. LOL So according to Ms. Curious,her definition of real fish is that they are supposed to have eyes. :p
I had a good laugh. :) When ever I cook fish I know I will think of her interesting conclusion about 'real fish'.