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where do you buy your fish in toronto?

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by mystique0217, Mar 8, 2002.

  1. mystique0217

    mystique0217 TRIBE Member

    ok, i wanna cook some yellowtail tonite.
    but do not know where may carry such fish in toronto.
    never trusted any store to buy fish here..so
    pls help me.

    i do not want frozen one from china town.

    i rather want defrosted one in a supermarket.

    anyone know a good place to buy nice fresh fish?

    i am hungry for some seafood.


  2. feisty boy

    feisty boy TRIBE Member

    kensington market - take your pick.
    lots of vendors.
  3. mystique0217

    mystique0217 TRIBE Member

    but those stores smell though :(
    when i was in vancouver, it was so much nicer..
    i could go to lonsdale key..and get fresh fish without worrying about anything..
  4. djcheezwhiz

    djcheezwhiz TRIBE Member

    i hear mcdonalds filet o' fish is on sale...a hearty meal :)
  5. mystique0217

    mystique0217 TRIBE Member

    i wanna make teriyaki yellowfish.
    that is the best :)

    people in canada do not eat enuff fish.
    i ate fish almost 2 times a day in japan.
    that is the way to go! yay!

    so yeah.
    give me a place to go for fish hunting.
    god dammit ;)
  6. futronic

    futronic TRIBE Member

    St. Lawrence Market. The name of the store is Seafront Fish Market. Best seafood I've had in a long time. They have great tuna steaks and Chilean Sea Bass, among other things. 416-365-0086.

    -- Jay aka Fut
  7. AlyG

    AlyG TRIBE Member

    St. Lawrence Market is good as well
    Sydney Fish Market is soooo much better! Give me the peel and eat prawns mmmmm....:)
    1 kilo for $6 AU, or oysters, 1 kg for $8ish AU and get to watch tourist's infants accost pelicans -funny (funnier when pelicans retaliate!)
    :cool: <------ me in Sydney
  8. mystique0217

    mystique0217 TRIBE Member

    awww.thanks jay!
    how do i get there with toronto mighty transit system?? :)
  9. djcheezwhiz

    djcheezwhiz TRIBE Member

    hey kumi :)

    actually i think the intake of fish goes up exponentially the closer you are to the ocean...tuna is my dietary staple, but unfortunately as much as i love fresh fish, i don't buy it often enough to make recommendations (outside of janes frozen lemon pepper cod)...

    g'luck matey :)

  10. futronic

    futronic TRIBE Member

    Take the subway to King station, walk south along Yonge to Wellington. Head east on Wellington until you get to the St. Lawrence market. Wellington merges with Front, and the market is at the corner of Front and Lower Jarvis. It's maybe a 10 minute walk from the subway, tops. When you walk in the main doors of the market, keep going straight until you get to Seafront. It's fifth or sixth store on the right in that aisle, right after the Placewares store.

    -- Jay aka Fut
  11. mystique0217

    mystique0217 TRIBE Member

    hehe..i had a raw fish debut when i was back in japan this feb.
    till then, i never ever ate raw fish!
    only carp fish cause i know they are safe and my dad cooks a good carp (his restaurant )

    or tobiko on top of the california rolls..

    but wow...fresh raw fish taste good!

    i do not think they would taste as good here cause i know that most of them are once frozen ..(talking of the sushi you can get in toronto)..or i would need to go to a nicest restaurant here to eat good raw fish.

    anyway, tonite, what i wanna do is cook fish..not eat raw fish..but i want it fresh.. :)
  12. mystique0217

    mystique0217 TRIBE Member

    thanks so much jay! :)
  13. matty

    matty TRIBE Member

    It there an aquarium services in Toronto?
  14. mystique0217

    mystique0217 TRIBE Member

    when i was in japan,
    i saw whale meat selling..
    there are so many weird stuff being sold..
    i was shocked to know that people would eat whale! lol
    i would not wanna eat it..

  15. stir-fry

    stir-fry TRIBE Member

    the only one that i know of is Big Al's aquarium services in scarborough. kennedy road, south of ellesmere.
  16. Balzz

    Balzz TRIBE Member

    There's only one way to eat yellowtail IMO...and it doesn't entail cooking.
  17. Boo

    Boo TRIBE Member

    LOL - its all goodness. I had one of these on good friday and threw it out the window after eating half, the tarter sauce stained my paint for months after that. I couldn't get it off!

    Oh and...Red Snapper...very tasty :D
  18. kerouacdude

    kerouacdude TRIBE Member

    brilliant. LOL
  19. stargurl*

    stargurl* TRIBE Member

    North York: 180 Steeles Ave W. (416) 223-2161
    Scarborough: 1295 Kennedy Rd. (416) 757-3281
    I've never been to either of these locations

    Some of my fish came from Menagerie.. they're at 549 Parliament.. (416) 921-4966

    I've heard good things about equipment at PJ's Pet Centres.. but haven't heard much about the quality of their fish. They're at Yorkdale and I think the Scarborough Town Centre too.

    Here are some fish store reviews
  20. mystique0217

    mystique0217 TRIBE Member

    i know, it cost like 17-18 bucks/pound.
    it is too good to cook it!
    should be good with sushi..but today, i think i would cook this :)
  21. feisty boy

    feisty boy TRIBE Member

    when i was in tokyo, i spent a few hours at the tokyo fish market, where all the resaurants buy their fish.
    the place is vast - i didn't see the same stall twice - and the craziest creatures you didn't even know existed. it was one of the more intense experiences of my life.

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