First part : Here
After 10 days it ready, I occasionally rearrange those fish from bottom to top to ensure even fermentation every about 4 ~ 5 days.
Surprisingly its doesn't smell bad, probably the extra sugar used. BTW you could use honey to replace those brown sugar that I use.
Fresh out of the frying pan, taste nice and smell sweet. It is not recommended to wash the fish, should fry straight from the container.
So Fermented Tilapia (Pekasam) - CHECKED.
Packed.. once processed the Tilapia increase it value by 3 fold... :) not bad for a low cost fish.