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Jun 20, 2011 11:51 AM

Looking for a fishmonger in SF (or greater Bay Area if necessary) to buy Monchong/Pomfret from

When my hustband and I were in Kauai earlier this year, we had an amazing fish called Monchong (which I am learning through the magic of the internet, is also known as the Sickle Pomfret). In any event, I would like to buy some monchong/pomfret for a special dinner but so far have had very little luck in locating the fish in San Francisco.

Does anyone know of local fish mongers/specialty grocery stores that would carry this fish (or at the very least generally carry a good amount of "exotics")?

Thanks so much!

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    1. re: wolfe

      I know I've seen it at the Richmond 99 Ranch within the past month.

      99 Ranch
      4299 Rosewood Dr, Pleasanton, CA 94588

    2. Try Tokyo Fish Market in Albany/Berkeley.

      Tokyo Fish Market
      1220 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706

      1. I don't know about Sickle Pomfret, but I have bought pomfret and pompano at the Ranch 99 in Daly City.

        1. Richmond Ranch 99 Black Pomfret, previously frozen, $2.69 a pound.

          1. bumping this. anywhere in SF where i can get it, or do i have to leave the city to get it?

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            1. re: vulber

              i've seen and purchased pomfret/pompano from the seafood market on clement. I think i also saw them recently at sun fat in the mission (though it is probably closed till mid-week for lunar new year)

              1. re: dlobo

                I don't think pomfret is the same as pompano.