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May 29, 2012 12:24 PM

Anyone Know Where to Buy Fresh Mackarel in Toronto

Anyone know where to buy fresh, marinated mackarel in Toronto? I'm not talking about the frozen, whole ones you can find at korean grocery stores but the ones you often find at sushi/Japanese restaurants where they're usually marinated (possibly in rice wine vinegar?) and are blow-torched. Haven't seen them at St. Lawrence Market, Kensington, or at T&T. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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  1. I don't know much about mackerel except they taste a bit like sardines when bought in a can.

    But here is a place to try:

    1. It's been a while since I've been to Diana's but I've seen fresh mackarel and sushi grade fish there. I'm sure if you call they could help you further with your inquiry. I've always found their service and knowledge very good.

      There's also Taro Fish. I've seen fresh sushi grade mackarel there. I believe the ones they have are from Spain (spanish mackeral). I can't remember the price.

      1. Thanks for the reply Nevy. Taro is definitely an option since it's easily subway accessible. Unfortunately, Diana's might be a little out of the way for me.

        Herne, I did try the mackerel at Fin and it's quite delicious. You should give mackarel a try, it's a really fatty, oily fish. I love the flavour although I can see how it might not be for everybody

        1. The Chinese supermarkets around Dundas and Spadina often have fresh mackerel. However, it is sometimes a bit iffy as to how fresh it is!

          1. Ask Taro if he has aji=horse mackerel.

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            1. re: Kagemusha

              Galleria Supermarkets usually stock it fresh.