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Buying Fish at the Super 88

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Buying Fish at the Super 88

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Carty | | Dec 15, 2007 06:29 AM

We recently moved near the Super 88 on Essex St. (Chinatown). I feel ready to attempt to buy fish. Unlike the larger Super 88 in Allston none of the signs are in English and as near as I can tell no one speaks any English at all. This is, for the record, *my* problem, but I wanted to see if you could offer any advice.

The fish offered seem to fall roughly into to categories: ‘alive’ and ‘dead’. Among the dead are ones that resemble striped bass. They might be tasty, no? How about the snapper? Can I get them cleaned? Filleted?

How about the live ones? Which taste good, how can I identify them?

They have very inexpensive what look like cherrystones. Any experience with them?

Any Super 88 fish buying tips appreciated.

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