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Oyster knife?

Richard_S Sep 11, 2008 01:26 PM

Can anyone suggest where in Toronto (or South Etobicoke) I can find an oyster knife? I've tried WalMart, Linen's & Things and Caynes with no luck.

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    melmary RE: Richard_S Sep 11, 2008 01:27 PM

    How about Nella or Nickolau (sp) they are restaurant supply stores open to the public.

    1. tbonetak RE: Richard_S Sep 11, 2008 01:53 PM

      I imagine Williams-Sonoma carries them as well.

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        pearlD RE: tbonetak Sep 11, 2008 02:12 PM

        I got mine at "Fortune" on Spadina....it was several years ago 'tho.

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          tbonetak RE: pearlD Sep 11, 2008 04:14 PM

          Sadly, Fortune is no more. I think it closed a little over a year ago. You could try Tap Phong, as they seem to have a little of everything, but I can't recall seeing oyster knives. Didn't really have my eye out for them, though.

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        shir RE: Richard_S Sep 11, 2008 02:19 PM

        Diana's Seafood Delight
        2101 Lawrence Ave E

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          Davwud RE: shir Sep 12, 2008 09:01 AM

          that's where I got mine.


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            JamieK RE: shir Mar 6, 2012 02:23 PM

            me too!

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              DUH CAR RE: shir Mar 7, 2012 08:31 AM

              Me too. I had a wider one, but their narrower one works great.

            2. Veggo RE: Richard_S Sep 11, 2008 02:26 PM

              Get a shucking glove, too, unless you are an accomplished shucker. I didn't so much object to the pain, but the blood takes away from the eye appeal.

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                jeannieh20 RE: Richard_S Sep 11, 2008 05:29 PM

                Rodney's has them for sale and you can buy fresh Oysters while you're there. On the south side of King St, west of Spadina.

                If you don't want to buy a glove, use a really good thick tea towel - less expensive.

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                  FriedClamFanatic RE: Richard_S Sep 11, 2008 05:32 PM

                  I'm not from there, but around here, often bait shops or tackle shops have them. And I definitely advise a shuck mitt or at least a very thick oven mitt

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                    kgebhard RE: Richard_S Sep 12, 2008 07:33 AM

                    I saw them at Home Outfitters last week.

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                      hungry_pangolin RE: Richard_S Sep 12, 2008 07:51 AM

                      I purchased a very solid one (not stylish, but strong, which is the point) from that place in the middle of SLM.

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                        Richard_S RE: Richard_S Sep 12, 2008 11:06 PM

                        Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I finally found them at Kitchen Stuff Plus in the Cloverdale Mall.

                        And, not to make anyone jealous, but I won't be buying my oysters from Rodney's. In two days I depart Toronto for my new life on Cortes Island, BC. If I want oysters (or clams), all I have to do is go down to the lagoon with a couple of buckets and fill them up. Here's a picture of an oyster bed when the tide is out.

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                          Veggo RE: Richard_S Sep 13, 2008 03:36 AM

                          I'm wiping drool from my keyboard. The photo explains the move, nuff said.

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                            jeannieh20 RE: Richard_S Sep 13, 2008 08:04 AM

                            drool.... congrats and enjoy!

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                              tbonetak RE: Richard_S Sep 13, 2008 08:37 AM

                              Congrats. Just don't pack it in your carry-on!

                            2. sweetie RE: Richard_S Sep 13, 2008 10:41 AM

                              I got an Oxo one from Kichen Stuff Plus.

                              1. Notorious P.I.G. RE: Richard_S Mar 1, 2012 04:22 PM

                                Patrick at Starfish also has his own Oyster knife for sale.

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                                  gttahaveit RE: Notorious P.I.G. Mar 2, 2012 06:07 AM

                                  3 bucks at Tap Phong!

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                                    Notorious P.I.G. RE: gttahaveit Mar 2, 2012 07:11 AM

                                    Whoa! Good lookin out!

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                                    vaiguy777 RE: Notorious P.I.G. Mar 2, 2012 08:06 AM

                                    I highly recommend! The knife is easily the best I have come across...

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                                      iamafoodie RE: vaiguy777 Mar 3, 2012 09:11 AM

                                      I noticed that an oyster knife is included in the small boxes of fresh oysters at T & T.

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                                        LTL RE: iamafoodie Mar 5, 2012 10:33 AM

                                        Thanks, I saw that too a few weeks ago. On that note, has anyone ever bought a case of fresh oysters from T&T? If so, how is the quality?

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                                          vaiguy777 RE: LTL Mar 6, 2012 02:41 PM

                                          Yes, they are BeauSoleil from NB. They are small, plump, and sweet. A crowed pleaser. I noticed they come with a knife, must be a marketing thing! Anyways, always check the dates on the box, I have personally not had a problem. Enjoy.

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                                            LTL RE: vaiguy777 Mar 7, 2012 07:50 AM

                                            Thanks! I've never bought them from a store before so I was a bit intimidated (wasn't sure how the shells should look and what is considered an acceptable date). Tips?

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                                      JamieK RE: Notorious P.I.G. Mar 6, 2012 02:24 PM

                                      Patrick's looks good but it's pretty pricey.

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                                      juliewong RE: Richard_S Mar 7, 2012 04:37 AM

                                      I purchased mine at the Tsukiji market approx 2 hours prior to the earthquake last year. It is a great knife. In addition to T&T you can get boxes of oysters at loblaws of all places. Again check the dates. I will certainly be checking out the ones at T&T to compare.

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