Post #1 - December 28th, 2008, 4:00 pmPost #1 - December 28th, 2008, 4:00 pm
Hey, I am from India so none of the fish available in markets I eat back here, however, since I live in chicago i was wondering if pomfret is available at any seafood outlets, Also if anyone has eaten pomfret, do you know any fish that taste similar
the only fish i have tried so far are tuna, swordfish which i hate the texture of, i love tuna raw though, i dont like cod, catfish either, i have only found whitefish and tilapia decent,
Post #2 - December 28th, 2008, 4:14 pmPost #2 - December 28th, 2008, 4:14 pm
In general, pomfret is referred to as "butterfish" here. You might find it at ethnic markets: I've seen them frozen whole at Marketplace on Oakton, for instance - though I'd call to make sure they have them in stock. You might also want to try grey sole, grouper or red snapper; I don't know if they're similar to pomfret, but they're closer and more flavorful than the other fish you mention.
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Post #4 - December 28th, 2008, 5:06 pmPost #4 - December 28th, 2008, 5:06 pm
I doubt you'll find it in large chain grocery stores, but you might find it in Chinatown or on Argyle or on Devon - it will take some hunting. Large Asian markets like H-Mart will probably carry it, too - and I think I've seen it at Caribbean markets like Rogers Park Fruit market. Usually, it's sold whole and frozen. What part of town is convenient for you? Do you have access to a car, or will you be using public transportation?
Post #5 - December 28th, 2008, 5:20 pmPost #5 - December 28th, 2008, 5:20 pm
Dirk's has a web site http://dirksfish.com/ where they list what they can get with 24 hour or one week advance notice (in season, weather permitting) and what they normally carry every day. They recommend you call if you want to discuss a special order.
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Post #6 - December 28th, 2008, 6:03 pmPost #6 - December 28th, 2008, 6:03 pm
I believe that I have seen pomfret advertised at Fish Corner, at the corner of Cambell and Devon. I don't know anything about their quality, although the store has been there for several years at least. As always, calling first to see if they have what you are looking for is a good idea.
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Post #9 - December 29th, 2008, 7:19 amPost #9 - December 29th, 2008, 7:19 am
I live in evanston, 60201, I will mostly have a car at hand, im looking for nice fresh pomfret/butterfish, if some place is just a little bit further but better quality I would prefer that.. Thank you guys
Post #10 - December 29th, 2008, 8:17 amPost #10 - December 29th, 2008, 8:17 am
firefirev2 wrote:I live in evanston, 60201, I will mostly have a car at hand, im looking for nice fresh pomfret/butterfish, if some place is just a little bit further but better quality I would prefer that.. Thank you guys
Super H Mart, at the SE corner of Oakton and Waukegan, is probably your best bet.
You could also call Burhop's in Plaza del Lago on Sheridan in Wilmette. I'm sure they could special order it for you if they don't carry it. Although, Super H Mart will probably be cheaper.