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sushi grade fish in northern va??

beverly25 Mar 1, 2012 09:53 AM

Hi there!!

My friend and I are going to try and make our own sushi rolls tonight but we wanted to find a market in the northern VA area...specifically Alexandria area.

Anybody know where we can find some tonight? Worse case scenario...just a place we can find them any time? We can always move our sushi date. ;)

Please help guys!!!

We wanted to make raw salmon and tuna rolls.

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    MikeR RE: beverly25 Mar 2, 2012 04:17 AM

    Harris-Teeter used to call their tuna "sashimi grade" though I can't recall if they still do. Might be worth a call.

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    1. re: MikeR
      wayne keyser RE: MikeR Mar 2, 2012 03:21 PM

      Buy tuna at HT only after careful inspection/consideration. I've had very aged pieces of it, that I was too dumb to question.

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        beverly25 RE: MikeR Mar 2, 2012 04:18 PM

        thanks for the tip! I'm new to VA and so I've been at a loss to find this kind of stuff! In CA it seemed so easy!

        i'll check our harris teeter asap! :)

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        dining with doc RE: beverly25 Mar 2, 2012 05:14 AM

        h mart usually has sushi grade tuna and salmon

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          agarnett100 RE: dining with doc Mar 2, 2012 05:44 PM

          I would only purchase the whole fish that has clear eyes if they are cloudy that means it is not that fresh. Try H-Mart or the Maine Street Wharf always purchase fish with heads on

        2. luckyfatima RE: beverly25 Mar 3, 2012 07:12 AM

          Any large Korean market.

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            wayne keyser RE: beverly25 Mar 3, 2012 11:53 AM

            PS - I'd choose "fresh" over "fancy" any day.

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