Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Tsukiji Fish Market

The first morning we were here, we woke up at 4:30am to go see the tuna auction at the Tsukiji Fish Market. The sounds, sights, and even smells of this market are mind-boggling. We had to keep dodging men driving carts! The tuna can go for as much as $200,000!

Of course, while we are here, we have to eat the famous sushi as well!

This is the line at Daiwa Sushi at 6am!! Can you imagine how long it gets at lunch time?

Tuna auction : men are inspecting the fish with those hooks

Random seafood in the fish market

That's right, we waited over 45 minutes to eat here. This was our first piece, fatty tuna. It's so fresh and delicious. :)

This is really good tamago (my personal favorite) . They have tamago stands everywhere! To the right of that is uni (sea urchin egg), it was so fresh and had a mildly sweet flavor. The maki roll included tuna and salmon roe.

We also had fresh shrimp (ebi), freshwater eel (anago) -- not my favorite, kampuchi, scallop, and miso soup with clams. All in all, a fantastic meal! Have you ever had a full sushi meal at 6:30 am? :)
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