Surmai, Rohu Or Pabda, Here Is A Bengali’s Guide To Buying Fresh Fish in Gurgaon

Bikram posted on 08 September

Nothing makes a dyed-in-the-wool Bengali happier than some fresh fish, and our favourite water baby is savoured Bengali style in many ways, from a crisp fish fry, to a spicy chop to a zingy curry with rice. We decided to speak to a few Bengalis in the know and share our top picks for where you can buy this staple from.

Bristol Fish Market - Sikanderpur

Adjacent to the Sikanderpur Metro Station, this expansive, semi-open market is well stocked and boasts of fresh catch at very reasonable prices. Their biggest claim to fame though is their incredible variety, and everything from the Rohu, Surmai, to smaller fish like the Pabda, Katla are available here. Getting here is not for the faint-hearted though – the market is a bit crammed, and parking woes are very real.

Meat Shops

NH 236, Block A , DLF Phase 1, Sikanderpur Ghosi, Gurgaon

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    Surya & Company - South City 2

    This part of town swears by Surya simply because of the freshness that is almost a guarantee with their catch. Especially when one is picking up the classic Rohu for a fish curry, one often has to buy a piece from a bigger fish, in which case the freshness becomes of paramount importance.

    Meat Shops

    South City 2, Sector 49, Gurgaon

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    Delite Foods - Vyapar Kendra

    Delite Foods is a go-to for all things meaty and carnivorous, but locals in the know throng to this little nook in Vyapar Kendra for their great range of fish, and they typically have a great variety to choose from. They do home delivery as well and what makes the deal even sweeter is the fact that this market is also great to pick up other Bengali stuff – like the right masalas and ingredients.

    Meat Shops

    The Orchid Crescent, Block C, Sushant Lok Phase 1, Sector 43, Gurgaon

    David & Company - Arjun Marg

    This is a reliable player for glistening aquatic treats, and the USP is the availability of more exotic stuff like fresh prawns {for a Daab Chingri}, lobsters and even smoked salmon if you’re up to it.

    Meat Shops

    19 & 20, C-8, DLF Phase 1, Sector 26, Gurgaon

    4.6
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    Choices Meat And More - Nirvana Courtyard

    On the speed dial of most fish curry addicts, Choices is a meat shop that has slowly but steadily built a reputation for stocking up on fresh and varied catch, and also has a slight more plush vibe as compared to the others. Home delivery is an option here too.

    Meat Shops

    Ground Floor, 12 & 22, Nirvana Courtyard, Sector 50, Gurgaon