Name my dinner (what fish did I just eat)

brtspears2

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I went to a chinese restuarant. Looked at tank, saw a brown, flat bottomed, spiky fish. I said it was tasty, and sure enough it was. Of course $50 later.

Now I wonder what fish it is. Anyone got any ideas? Brown, Spiky fins, flat bottomed. Massive amounts of meat that was firm instead of flaky.
 

brtspears2

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Not puffer, as it wasn't spiky all around.

Not flounder, as thats just plain a flat fish, not even round.
 

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Chinese restaurants don't really serve that many different types of fish..........

Maybe you are thinking of Rock Cod.

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Crab cake

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Congrats! You've just had the best tasting fish there is. What you had was monk fish. I didn't know Chinese restaurants serve this fish. High-end restaurant sometimes include it in their paella that goes for $75 a plate.
 

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