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Dungeness crab, cod, oysters... tuna. Sushi-grade ahi tuna. Ok, stop everything. I figured out dinner.
I made it to the shop after work and checked out my options. Sure enough, Lyf showed me tuna, even holding it up to the light so I could admire its translucence. I bought some catfish for later - because really, why not? - picked up some veggies from the adjoining farmer's market, and took my spoils home.
The tuna was delicious and the catfish (cooked Vietnamese-style) became one of my best creations yet. There's no simpler way to say it: Flying Fish Company is an amazing place.
Posted from Yelp 1/17/2012
This is it! Three words: quality, selection, value.
I've never had anything that is less then superlative. The fresh is **very** fresh, and even his flash-frozen is fresher than much of the "fresh" seafood the gourmet stores sell (after defrosting, check the firm-ness of the flesh and the smell).
His selection is also broader than I've seen in even the high-end grocers: sable fish? sushi-grade? 4-5 kinds of salmon? You betcha!!
Prices are comparable or less than Portland grocers, so Flying Fish is a no-brainer for value.
* it's all sustainably caught;
* Lyf is a local merchant;
* He and his staff go out of their way to give advice and be helpful.
Posted from Yelp 1/20/2012
I am constantly struck by the freshness of the product and the passion of the ownership. That goes a long way for a quality shopping, cooking and eating experience.
Posted from Yelp 9 /15/2011
Oh shut up and eat!
Posted from Yelp 9 /14/2011
I bought fresh scallops, which were close to or possibly the freshest, buttery, sweet scallops I have ever purchased. Also got a tasty Ivory Salmon and grass fed hamburger, which was delicious.
Was very impressed with the knowledge, passion, professionalism and friendliness of the owner. He is obviously in business to provide the best product he can deliver, all at a reasonable price. No, not Fred Meyer prices, but you get what you pay for. I thought the prices were still below what you can get at New Seasons or Whole Foods.
Once again, I was struck by the wide selection, freshness and obvious passion for providing the best in seafood. Huge thumbs up all around.
Posted from Yelp 6/20/2011
Oh shut up and eat!
Seriously though, I know Flying Fish hasn't been around that long, but since I've just recently started buying meat from this carnivorous, roving box van I feel like I've been missing out.
Flying Fish splits time between two locations - Hawthorne and 50th (Weds-Fri), and Division and 30th (Weekends) - both obviously in SE. The guy who runs this "cart" is plenty nice, and invites you right in to peruse the fridge and freezer stocked full of delectable animals. His fish selection changes often, depending on what's available fresh that day, while the flash-frozen section seems to be fairly consistent - sushi-grade salmon and albacore, scallops, etc. He also had some oysters last time I was in.
His second freezer is stocked with free-range and locally-sourced meats including game like buffalo and venison. The prices are what you'd expect to pay for high-quality meats.
I have recently started bypassing the fish section at my local grocer and making a second stop by Flying Fish when I need something to throw on the grill. Next up I plan to try out his sushi fish for some at-home sashimi.
Oh, and he takes cash AND cards! Woot! I suspect I'll never be short of fun stuff to throw on the grill this summer!
Posted from Yelp 6/06/2011
Don B. The Gluttonista. Portland, OR