Mango Menus' Guide to Fish Shopping in Hong Kong
Local fish can be bought at the supermarkets, wet markets (try Ap Lei Chau for a great selection), from the fishing boats in Aberdeen harbour (from the Ap Lei Chau side, in Ap Lei Chau Park) or along the sea front in Sai Kung. However, given concerns over chemicals in the local waters, many prefer fish from overseas. This is also available in the supermarkets, but for convenience and a finer selection, and often better value, Mango Menus recommends the following online stores/delivery services:
MM Fresh is a supplier of wild & sustainable seafood from NZ, Australia and the surrounding coastline. The fish is 90% wild and line caught using the ike-jime method. This means that the fish are paralysed instantly with a needle below the eye. Not only is this the most humane way of killing them but the lack of distress that fish undergoes gives it a superior flavour. Try their fresh wild snapper, NZ ora king salmon, wild blue cod and more. Free delivery and no minimum spend for first orders.
Jett Foods is an online retailer selling premium frozen meats and seafood, all from overseas. Their seafood is from all over the world including US seabass, black cod, Hokkaido scallops, Canadian scallops, NZ green mussels and Australian green lip abalone. Competitive prices with 10% of first order, and a further 5% if you use the discount code MANGOMENUS when you check out (but you must register first)!
Wholesome Eats is a new online retailer selling chilled fish, as well as chilled meat and European vegetables. Their products includes Italian seabass, French mussels, NZ John Dory and live lobsters.
Les Halles Bordeaux is an online retailer of European fine foods including Norwegian organic smoked salmon from an artisanal producer. It tastes lightly smoked and not too salty unlike some of the other mass produced ones here. Delivery is $60 or free pick up from most MTR stations.
Pacific Gourmet - Atlantic and Australian fish.
Tenderloin supplies fish from all over the world including Scottish salmon and Vietnamese John Dory.
South-Stream Seafoods sells Australian, NZ, Canadian and US fish.
Fish Wives is a direct importer and distributor of NZ King Salmon (Kosher) which is available raw/untouched or wood roasted with/without spices and peppers. Delivery is once a month so check the website for the next date by check the Fishwives' website for the next delivery date.There are charges for delivery or you can pick up for free in Pok Fu Lam.
Wild Fish from New Zealand
No minimum order or delivery fee for new customers
Ap Lei Chau Wet Market
one of the best for fresh, local fish
Wild Snapper Ceviche
15% off Jett
10% off first order and 5% if you quote Mango Menus