I almost fell from my chair when I read this on the GMA News website. Apparently, a lawsuit, filed by Manhattan nuns against a Filipino-American couple claiming that the smell of "tuyo" could be “potentially dangerous to life and health." As a person who gets the occasional craving for dried fish, I found this interesting. I do know by experience that to other ethnicities who aren't used to the smell of dried fish, the smell is challenging and offensive to them. Is there a way to cook dried fish so that the smell is minimized? The story is available online at: GMANews.TV - OFW Microsite - In Manhattan nuns’ lawsuit, the smoking gun is Filipinos’ iconic ‘tuyo’. (Posted using ShareThis)
Highlights from the story:
- In this particular housing, there's a rule that states, "Cooking smelly food is not allowed." (I think this is the key here.)
- The nuns are seeking $75,000 in damages, and made it clear that they have nothing against Filipinos as a people.
- Complaint says, that some tenants closer to the Lims’ unit have moved out, and that the Lims have been warned repeatedly about the smell emanating from their 16th floor apartment unit.
- The “foul smell" from the "tuyo" was too strong the nuns suspected it was coming from a decomposing body and called in the Fire Department.
- Do you think this case has anything to do with racism, against Filipinos? Feel free to leave any comments or reactions.
- I would like to hear about your "tuyo" stories or anything similar to it.