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Where to get sashimi salmon?

By Watson - 10 October 2011 13

We started making our own sushi and it’s just not the same with smoked salmon. Does anyone know where to get good sashimi grade salmon on the Northside?

I am pretty sure that I saw it at that Cold Seas place near Fyshwick markets a couple of years ago, but that’s really out of my way.

I saw the fish store at Belco markets had sashimi tuna, but I took one look at it last Sunday arvo and there was no way I would’ve trusted its freshness enough to eat it raw. And I’d prefer salmon anyway.

And while we’re at it, has anyone seen those portion-sized plastic soy sauce bottles for sale anywhere? They’d be perfect for my daughter’s lunchbox…

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13 Responses to
Where to get sashimi salmon?
bywongqueen 12:04 pm 18 Oct 11

I can recommend Warren’s Seafood at the Farmer’s Markets at EPIC, stall is on the corner opposite the Olive people. Get there early (before 9am), join the queue and buy beautiful fresh Tasmanian farmed (Storm Bay) salmon that is perfect for sashimi, about $31 kg. I eat it every week and think it’s the best available in Canberra.

Cantoangel 1:26 pm 13 Oct 11

jsm2090 said :

I have bought both Tuna and Kingfish from Fishco at Belconnen markets to be eaten raw or Tataki style and found it to be as good as you can get in Canberra.

+1

I have a sensitive stomach but the salmon is good enough for sashimi. I was attempting to make seared scallop nigiri but I was advised by Fishco that the scallop couldn’t be eaten raw 🙁

JitterBlip 12:54 pm 13 Oct 11

jsm2090 said :

I have bought both Tuna and Kingfish from Fishco at Belconnen markets to be eaten raw or Tataki style and found it to be as good as you can get in Canberra.

I can second that — I regularly buy the sashimi tuna from Fishco in Belconnen for making makizushi — delicious!

Jivrashia 10:30 am 13 Oct 11

Watson said :

As for the soy sauce container… *snip*

Yeah, I think I know what you’re referring to – they’re the small fish shaped containers with red caps, aren’t they?

Don’t quote me on this one but I think I saw them being sold somewhere… but I can’t for the life of me remember if it was a shop here or on in Sydney (Tokyo Mart, Northbridge).
Try some of the Korean shops such as the one opposite to King O’Maley’s or next to the Civic PO, or the Chinese groceries in Dickson.

And as for sashimi/sushi ideas, no salmon for me. I like to eat grotesque sea creatures like sea urchin, salmon roe, raw abalone, squid and octopus, or Lock Ness Monsters.

Watson 10:51 am 11 Oct 11

jsm2090 said :

I have bought both Tuna and Kingfish from Fishco at Belconnen markets to be eaten raw or Tataki style and found it to be as good as you can get in Canberra.

Cool, thanks! I’ll go there on Wednesday to get the fresh stuff.

jsm2090 8:57 am 11 Oct 11

I have bought both Tuna and Kingfish from Fishco at Belconnen markets to be eaten raw or Tataki style and found it to be as good as you can get in Canberra.

Jethro 10:28 pm 10 Oct 11

“And while we’re at it, has anyone seen those portion-sized plastic soy sauce bottles for sale anywhere? They’d be perfect for my daughter’s lunchbox…”

Like most condiments these can be taken from fast food places free of charge.

Watson 10:13 pm 10 Oct 11

Jethro said :

You’ve been in Canberra too long Watson, if a trip south of the lake looms as simply too much effort.

It wouldn’t be if it was for something that would keep fresh for longer than a day! Or if I had another reason to go there apart from a small piece of fish.

I might go to the Belco markets on a Wednesday to have a look.

Is the salmon at Woolies sashimi grade? I read sashimi fish has to be frozen at -40 degrees to kill harmful bacteria. Or something like that. I’ll happily eat raw steak, but I am paranoid about raw seafood. If only it didn’t taste so good…

As for the soy sauce container, I thought of those little bottles because a) if the sauce doesn’t come out in little droplets, she will eat soy soup with sushi dumplings (as happened last week when I gave her a bottle with a larger opening) and b) a re-usable container is very unlikely to last more than a couple of days anyway before ending up in the black hole that swallows up all those labeled lunchboxes, jumpers and hats. Wow, this has become the most trivial post!

AdventureTime 8:56 pm 10 Oct 11

We bought a whole packet of those small fish-shaped soy sauce portions from the asian grocery store at the Fyshwick markets a few weeks ago, so a trip down south may be worthwhile 🙂

Shandykids 8:23 pm 10 Oct 11

We’ve been making our own sushi for years across various states (thank you Defence Force)…anyway, I have found salmon at Woolworths to be mostly pretty good. Always pays to ask when they get their deliveries in to ensure it’s as fresh as you can get.

I’m with the above poster, go for a reusable small container for the soy sauce for school. Good luck!

jules_from_latham 7:50 pm 10 Oct 11

I buy a lot of seafood from the Belconnen markets, and I’m advised by staff there that they buy from Sydney Fish Markets on Wednesday and Saturday, so obviously there are to two best days to visit. By Sunday, all the best seafood has already sold. Having said that, I don’t eat raw seafood at home.

No idea about the soy sauce, although I would suggest a small container that can be reused would be a better idea… yes I know that finding a really small container suitable for reuse might take some effort, but it’s probably worth it as it could also be used for salad dressings etc.

Jethro 7:20 pm 10 Oct 11

You’ve been in Canberra too long Watson, if a trip south of the lake looms as simply too much effort.

Eyeofthetiger 6:10 pm 10 Oct 11

The ocean..

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