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Jun 17, 2013 05:38 PM

Tokyo Fish

Where do they get the kids who work the fish counter at Tokyo Fish? When I buy fish I usually ask for 2/3rds of a pound or a bit less. The last time I went there it took this girl four trrys to cut me a piece that size. It seems like the same thing happens almost every time I go there.

No big deal. I just don't understand how somebody can spend two days working at a fish counter and not figure out what 2/3rds of a pound looks like.

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  1. Relatives or family friends is my guess.

    Also it takes a while for a fish monger to get the ability to "eye-ball" X/Y pounds on a cut. The good ones can do it and I've seen old timers smile after nailing the requested weight on the head.

    1. I can't remember ever seeing a girl behind the counter. Maybe she's new? I don't usually have fish cut to size, so I can't comment on that, but they're always really careful to select good mussels.

      1. The guy who was waiting on my the other day was really good.

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          1. So if the piece is not 2/3 or less, you make them recut it - no wonder the line never moves!