Restaurants in Chinatown have those tanks of live fish, but is there anywhere I can choose a fish, have it cleaned and take it home to cook? I have a family recipe I want to try out that calls for live fish (my aunt says it just won't be the same if I use frozen, so here I am on the hunt).
My favorite place is Kam Man Center in Quincy, followed by C Market in Chinatown.. I have not had great luck with the tanks at the Super 88, in Allston or South Bay. The fish often tastes muddy, or of urea, becasue they don't keep their tanks clean enough, IMHO. I bought a tilapia last night, and even with the Sichuan sauce i simmered it in, you could still smell the less than pleasant aroma.
I've gotten really great live trout in Germany and even in the US. In Pittsburgh there's a place that has live trout and carp and striped bass, so they are availabe in the US - too bad no one in Boston has them.