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May 24, 2010 11:06 AM

Hamachi kama question

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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  1. 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.

    1. 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. 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

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

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