I love the Asian Food Market in Plainsboro - not just for Asian ingredients but also for their produce department, where certain items, herbs and mushrooms in particular, are better and cheaper than anywhere in the area.
There's a busy seafood counter in the back, where the fish is the cheapest around. The problem is, I'm not a very experienced fish-buyer - what I know I've read in books and this place is sending me mixed signals:
very busy = good
store smells like fish = bad (it doesn't stink, but it does smell like fish)
lots of whole fish for sale = good
eels in tanks = impressive
I was wondering what all the experienced fish-buyers out there think of this place. I usually go to Nassau Street Seafood, which is very expensive and not always reliable (they once sold me bad scallops.)
If the fish at the Asian market is good, it could be a real find.
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