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Hamachi kama question

carolineinthecity May 24, 2010 11:06 AM

I'd like to try making Hamachi kama (broiled Yellowtail neck) at home. Does anyone know where I can buy this fish part or the whole fish, ideally in SF? Also, if Yellowtail is not easily available, what would be a good substitute? TIA.

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    JavaJoe May 25, 2010 10:24 PM

    Nijiya Market has them. Just get there early in the morning especially on weekends since they are gone pretty fast.

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      kemi5 May 24, 2010 08:40 PM

      Not in SF but in Cupertino there's Marukai, and in Sunnyvale Hankook Market. Salmon (Sake) collar is more readily available, or halibut but I have seen hamachi on occasion.

      Hankook Market
      1450 Monument Blvd, Concord, CA 94520

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        shanghaikid May 24, 2010 04:19 PM

        unless a fish market buys hamachi already filleted, they are buying the whole fish. theoretically, the neck is available. any market that sells hamachi sashimi should have the neck also. ask them.

        in s.f. check Uoki k. Sakai, 1656 Post ST. (415)921-0515, nijiiya doesn't carry fish.i hear.

        1. wolfe May 24, 2010 01:34 PM

          Realize it's not ideal but call Tokyo Fish in Berkeley if you can't get it in the City. There are reports of yellowtail but not which particular portion.

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