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Hamachikama in CT?

algct Jul 5, 2011 06:47 AM

Any suggestions where hamachi-kama (yellowtail collar) is done well in Conn?

Also, does anyone know where it can be purchased fresh/frozen?. It would be great on the grill!!!

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    ratbuddy Jul 28, 2011 06:17 PM

    Try Whole Foods, they often have weird bits like that.

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      unagi1 Jul 27, 2011 03:48 PM

      It's on the menu at Sennen in Monroe, CT and u can also get it at the Plum Tree in New Canaan -- both are recommended.

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        Bkeats Jul 6, 2011 09:00 AM

        I don't know of any CT sushi place that has hamachi kama on its regular menu. Shows up as a special from time to time. Last I recall seeing it was at Miso in New Haven. Buying it at a store might be difficult as I think you will need to buy an entire side of the fish, I don't recall ever seeing the collar sold separately. You could try Mitsuwa in Edgewater, NJ or Catalina OP in California which does mail order.

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          algct Jul 6, 2011 03:57 PM

          Yes - been to Mitsuwa didn't see it there, but can probably order it however. Unfortunately, it is a 2 hr drive (but you can buy some really nice sake on Sunday!!!).

          Daido market on Mamaroneck Ave in White Plains very occasionally will have it, but you have to place your order & then pick it up. 110mile round trip x 2 is a pain.

          Actually, there are quite a few places who will serve hamachikama - Jani in Milford being one where more often than not, they have it - you just have to ask.

          I've asked the fishmonger at Shop-Rite in Milford about getting it & he said it may be possible in the summertime for his suppliers to have it.

          Mail order might be the way to go, unfortunately.

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            Bkeats Jul 7, 2011 09:06 AM

            Maybe you could ask one of the sushi places you frequent if you could buy some from them?

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