Eating fresh omul at Listvyanka (Lake Baikal)

Omul is an endangered whitefish found nowhere else in the world except Lake Baikal. It is staple item of the local Buryat diet and economy. It is typically sold smoked, or salted and cured. I tried it both ways and preferred neither. Both involved eating a fish whose eyeballs are still attached, staring at you as you take a bite out of its endangered-species body. The meat is tasty, though.

(Sorry, the film scans are of the low-cost and low-quality DIY variety.)