Hi All, I know that this has been asked before, but I wanted to give it one more try.
From the research that I have done these seem like the best places to buy Whole Fish:
- Ippolito's (Philly)
- Seafood Unlimited (Philly)
- Anastasi's (Philly)
- Philadelphia Lobster & Fish (Wynnewood)
- H Mart aka Han Ah Reum (Levittown and a few other places)
- Whole Foods (Philly has a small selection, same for Jenkintown and North Wales...Princeton is nice)
- Assi Plaza International Food (North Wales) ???
Can you think of any that I am missing?
I know that many of you will mention Chinatown, but, 1.) Which specific market?, and 2.) How well do they speak English?
While I love the selection at H Mart which is right near my home, I really can't ask whether the fish is Wild or Farmed (the signs they have are ambiguous) and when they were caught or if they were previously frozen. They are very nice, but communication is difficult. If this is not the case for a market in Chinatown, then I will be glad to be proven wrong.
For the record, I much prefer Ippolito's to Anastasi's. I did not find Anastasi's to be very clean. I have yet to go to Seafood Unlimited or Philadelphia Lobster & Fish in Wynnewood, but I have heard very good things about both.
I guess that I should also mention the Reading Terminal Market, but I have only passed through there twice and could not tell you much about the Fish Markets. One or two seemed nice.