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(The New York Times)   If you think the sushi bar is actually serving you the fish it says it is, you've got another think coming   (nytimes.com) divider line 28
    More: Interesting, Tom Colicchio, unfair business practices, false names, Long John Silver, Kobe beef, marine conservation, oilfishes  
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2012-12-16 05:14:43 AM
I couldn't care less, as long as it tastes good.
 
2012-12-16 06:50:31 AM
Not long ago, I was told that the prepackaged, frozen scallops are manta ray fin, cut into shape by something resembling a cookie cutter.
 
2012-12-16 08:54:38 AM
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/Getting the weirdest Boehner right now.
 
2012-12-16 10:07:36 AM
Damn you, Jiro!
 
2012-12-16 10:12:00 AM
If I get a craving for Mercury, I'll eat a thermometer.
 
2012-12-16 10:36:23 AM

Farxist Marxist: Not long ago, I was told that the prepackaged, frozen scallops are manta ray fin, cut into shape by something resembling a cookie cutter.


Not even manta, just common species of rays and skates.
 
2012-12-16 10:38:21 AM
sounds fishy
 
2012-12-16 10:58:29 AM
Well, at least this will never happen to crab meat...
 
2012-12-16 11:16:37 AM
Subsequently, both chefs and consumers need to educate themselves and ask more questions, said Karen Karp, a food industry consultant.
 
2012-12-16 11:25:12 AM

giftedmadness: I couldn't care less, as long as it tastes good.


Really? Paying a higher price for better fish and getting a cheap substitute instead doesn't bother you? You have just been ripped off and you have no problem with it?
 
2012-12-16 11:44:25 AM
This is like the umpteenth article I've read about this conspiracy. Now jackass customers who come into a restaurant and order some sort of seafood are going to biatch out their server about how they don't think their food is real.
 
2012-12-16 11:49:06 AM

RickN99: giftedmadness: I couldn't care less, as long as it tastes good.

Really? Paying a higher price for better fish and getting a cheap substitute instead doesn't bother you? You have just been ripped off and you have no problem with it?


Depends on what you are after when you buy something. Are you buying a given experience, or a given reality? I'd rather have a delightful meal that I thought was albacore but instead was cod than get a less delightful meal that really was albacore. That having been said, the law itself cannot make that assessment for us, and so they need to be punished for their fraud.
 
2012-12-16 11:50:07 AM

Professor Horatio Hufnagel: This is like the umpteenth article I've read about this conspiracy. Now jackass customers who come into a restaurant and order some sort of seafood are going to biatch out their server about how they don't think their food is real.


Kind of hard to call it a conspiracy when the genetic test proves the fish isn't what they said it is.
 
2012-12-16 12:13:35 PM
Great, I've been waiting for my next think.
 
2012-12-16 12:19:40 PM
Also, subbing Escolar for other fish is evil. That fish can really fark up your digestive tract.
 
2012-12-16 12:26:37 PM
Subby, wouldn't I have another thing coming?
 
2012-12-16 12:54:04 PM

Benni K Rok: Subby, wouldn't I have another thing coming?


No. Unless you're trying to make a joke I'm not getting.

/Not subby.
 
2012-12-16 12:56:44 PM
Anyone else notice the detail that some places put pork in place of veal?

I'm guessing Muslim and kosher-keeping Jewish patrons would be very unhappy with that.
 
2012-12-16 01:33:12 PM
the worst part is when you eat fish that had been part of the food chain in the oil soaked Gulf of Mexico. that oil is still in the food cycle and probably will be for decades.

so eat up. and hope your liver can remove the toxins.
 
2012-12-16 01:54:45 PM
"Widespread Seafood Fraud Found in New York City"

That's a Blue State, right?
 
2012-12-16 02:17:30 PM
In this world we're livin' in we have our share of sorrow.
 
2012-12-16 02:28:04 PM

Linux_Yes: the worst part is when you eat fish that had been part of the food chain in the oil soaked Gulf of Mexico. that oil is still in the food cycle and probably will be for decades.

so eat up. and hope your liver can remove the toxins.


in all fairness, a Farkers liver would probably consider Gulf o' Mexico tidbits a weekend treat or a day off. the reason they put handles on the really large bottles of Scotch is so Farkers can easily carry their lunch to work. water glasses were invented because Farkers kept accidentally swallowing shot glasses. bars have to close for a few hours every day because too many Farkers were dropping dead on their stools, leaving behind hefty unpaid tabs.
 
2012-12-16 02:42:26 PM

RickN99: giftedmadness: I couldn't care less, as long as it tastes good.

Really? Paying a higher price for better fish and getting a cheap substitute instead doesn't bother you? You have just been ripped off and you have no problem with it?


Its not that. Its that the guy who is serving it likely has nothing to do with the fraud and probably isn't the guy who bought it. And the guy who bought it first was probably thinking he was buying the real deal anyway. When you figure out how to fix the 'problem' without tripling the cost of fish you let us know, ok?
 
2012-12-16 02:57:52 PM

JerseyTim: Damn you, Jiro!


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2012-12-16 03:02:56 PM
Avoid things that are battered. If you can't see it who knows what you'll get.

/Kung Pao chicken > General Tso's
 
2012-12-16 03:12:33 PM
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2012-12-17 12:05:18 AM

RickN99: giftedmadness: I couldn't care less, as long as it tastes good.

Really? Paying a higher price for better fish and getting a cheap substitute instead doesn't bother you? You have just been ripped off and you have no problem with it?


If I like something, if it tastes good and I have had it before and am willing to pay that price for it again, I don't think I'm getting ripped off.
 
2012-12-17 12:09:42 AM
But then again, there are circumstances where I am being ripped off. Such as, if I wanted to try sea bass for the first time but am served tilapia or however it's spelled, then that is being ripped off.

But if I keep ordering it again and again and I like the taste and think it's worth the money, then that isn't really being ripped off IMO.
 
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