Whole Flying Fish - Chinatown?
Thanks for the tips guys!
I checked every Viet/Thai/Amalay grocery in Chinatown this weekend, no luck unfortunately. I even stopped in several Vietnamese restaurants and showed the cooks a picture of a flying fish, and only one had ever seen one. He said I will never find this in the U.S.
Also called The Lobster Place in Chelsea Market, they've never seen them imported.
Last stop is Culpepper's to see if they'll sell me some raw fillets!
The Lobster Place
75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011
Don't know of any specific ones, but you might want to start by concentrating on the Vietnamese markets - it shows up in Viet cuisine here and there, not so much in Chinese.
The only resto I know of that serves it (other than the roe) is Robataya NY. Might want ask someone there if they'll divulge their source.
231 E 9th St, New York, NY 10003