Chinatown Vs. The Fishmongers

12 Jul

The boy and I often debate who’s right on this one, so I’m going to throw it out to the masses. He says I’m crazy for paying more to buy fish at the Greenmarket or at well, Whole Foods, rather than at the Chinese market a few blocks away from our apartment.

You know this kind of joint. Buckets of crabs attempting escape, tanks of sad looking fish of indeterminate species, whole and filleted fish laying on beds of ice. I don’t trust them. My feeling is that the fish is cheap because they bought it cheap, and cheap fish is one thing I don’t want to put in my body. He says I’m crazy and possibly a little bit classist/racist/elitiest. How do you guys buy your fish? Where do you buy it? Am I wrong?


2 Responses to “Chinatown Vs. The Fishmongers”

  1. tim July 18, 2006 at 2:35 pm #

    Nah, you’re right. I don’t have the facts but think about it. That seafood is probably older by a few days and who knows where it comes from. As far as being racist I saw plenty of whiteys crabbing in LIC on the East River. Nasty!

  2. Im July 26, 2006 at 2:49 pm #

    i think the fish are probably the same and just as good from the asian markets. the fish is cheap because the asian markets don’t mark up the price of fish to the extent of whole foods.

    but you will probably get a fresher fish from the fisherman selling their own catch at the greenmarket.

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