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Where to buy Bac Ha in NYC?

Does anyone know where to buy Bac Ha (vietnamese veggie that goes in Canh Chua Ca soup) in NYC? I live in Queens and went to a few Chinese grocery stores in Flushing and along Northern Blvd but no luck.

Please list the grocery name and address if you know. Thanks!

May 10, 2011
jchong8250 in Outer Boroughs

Difference between black cod (sablefish) and regular cod?

Yesterday I went to Matsuri, a Japanese restaurant in NYC, and our group ordered the Sake Black Cod. I wasn't sure what to expect so when the fish came out, I was pleasantly surprised. The fish was delicious! Very flaky and the pieces came off easily. I thought the texture of the fish was a teeny tiny bit tough, is that what it should taste like?

So today I cooked the regular cod that I have in the fridge. The flavor is actually quite the same as yesterday's fish! I would say the only big difference is the texture. While the Black Cod is a fish with bigger chunks and a bit tougher taste, the cod is more crumbly and softer.

Oh! And I found black cod yesterday! Matsuri is located right near Chelsea market and I went there for the first time yesterday! The fish market there is heavenly! IF only they had something like that in Queens...

Apr 23, 2011
jchong8250 in General Topics

Difference between black cod (sablefish) and regular cod?

Ahh, well I'm a little disappointed to find out how different those fish are. They should really stick to calling it sablefish rather than black cod!

I've been marinating it for about 24 hours now and prob wont be able to make it until tomorrow night. (EST 11:12pm). Irealml, I'll take your advice and take as much marinade as possible. Luckily, I read some reviews before hand and cut down the sugar to about half of what it called for.

I'll update when I make the fish! Wish me luck!

Apr 21, 2011
jchong8250 in General Topics

Difference between black cod (sablefish) and regular cod?

Hey Bob, how do you end up cooking the black cod? The recipe on epicurious says to grill then bake.

Also, when you make this recipe, does the miso look like a paste? I wasn't sure what the consistency was supposed to be considering I added the sake and mirin. It still has the same pasty texture.

Thanks!

Apr 21, 2011
jchong8250 in General Topics

Difference between black cod (sablefish) and regular cod?

Does anyone know the difference between black cod (aka. sablefish) and regular cod? I found a recipe for Nobu's black cod with miso but my grocery only had regular cod. I'm marinating the regular cod in the miso concoction but I wanted to know if the taste or cooking time would be different.

Thanks!

Apr 21, 2011
jchong8250 in General Topics