Post Reply Buying Octopus in the greater london area
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Posted 4/25/16
I have a friend who moved here a couple of years ago from Japan and the other day she was telling me how she'd love to be able to make Takoyaki but.. she can't find anywhere in the greater london area to buy fresh octopus.. would anyone be able to help me help her out?
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Posted 4/25/16
Go in the H market.
... I mean... abandon ship!

Posted 4/25/16
Weird, you should be able to find it in super markets in the fish mongering section
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Posted 4/25/16 , edited 4/25/16
She's never heard of Billingsgate market? They serve many fishmongers and I'm sure she can find a place there that sells to the average customer as well. Supermarkets and some fishmongers only sell cooked octopus, crabs and prawns.



http://www.billingsgatefishmarket.org/fish-market

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g186338-d2248445-Reviews-Billingsgate_Market-London_England.html

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Posted 4/25/16

Hail_King_Kakao wrote:

Weird, you should be able to find it in super markets in the fish mongering section


having asked the fish monger at my local supermarket i got the answer "why would we stock that weird korean food?"
Posted 4/25/16

TeasingGod wrote:

having asked the fish monger at my local supermarket i got the answer "why would we stock that weird korean food?"


Octopus is korean now? xD I swear the big tesco at where I live in Robinhood land has octopus, so I find it weird that london doesn't.
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Hail_King_Kakao wrote:


TeasingGod wrote:

having asked the fish monger at my local supermarket i got the answer "why would we stock that weird korean food?"


Octopus is korean now? xD I swear the big tesco at where I live in Robinhood land has octopus, so I find it weird that london doesn't.


i live in a mostly indian and pikey community so they're not all that smart around here... still rent is cheap
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