Currently, for patrons who love to order steamed whole fish whilst dining at GTA's Chinese restaurants, the options are usually restricted to the common Green Bass, Black Bass, Tilapia and, if one is lucky, Turbot.
However, I'm glad to let you know that for a 24 hr advance notice, Maple Yip, through their special source, can offer you ' Strawberry or Spotted Garoupa ' from the South China Sea, airfreight from Hong Kong ( subject to availability ).
We had such a fish yesterday! A 4 pound beauty at a cost of only $48!! Steamed with ginger and scallions with premium top soy sauce, the chef executed this challenging dish perfectly! As for the texture and taste of the fish?!! Wow!!!!
BTW, the Steamed whole Dungeness crab with fried rice wrapped in lotus leaves, we also ordered in advance, was pretty delicious as well!