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Fish: ammonia-like flavor?


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Fish: ammonia-like flavor?

Angie5 | Oct 14, 2001 09:15 PM

Hello - I had fish tacos (for those folks in LA, at Bread & Porridge on Wilshire in Santa Monica) and in one of the tacos, the fish had an odd ammonia-like aroma. This has happened to me once before at a casual fish restaurant that's basically on the beach and fairly popular so I assumed there was good turnover on the fish (Reel Inn on PCH in Malibu). After eating the fish, on both occasions, I didn't get sick, but I'd like to know why the fish tasted this way. Are there any Chowhounds out there who might know why this happens, and also what is it?

Thanks very much for any information - I'm quite puzzled.


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