Japan, Tokyo, Travel

Tsukiji Fish Market @Tokyo, Japan

March 25, 2017
Tsukiji Fish Market
tsukiji market tokyo
tsukiji market tokyo
tsukiji market tokyo
tsukiji market tokyo
tsukiji market tokyo
tsukiji market tokyo
tsukiji market tokyo
tsukiji market tokyo
tsukiji market tokyo
tsukiji market tokyo
tsukiji market tokyo
tsukiji market tokyo
tsukiji market tokyo
tsukiji market tokyo
tsukiji market tokyo
The sight of crowd maneuvering within the narrow lanes to lay their hands on catch of the day while turret truck operators hurrying around, yelling “どけどけどけ!” (doke,give way) makes Tsukiji Fish Market the most happening place in the morning of Tokyo.
If you don’t mind to wake up really early, and I am saying about 2-3am, you can visit the one and only Tuna Auction in Tsukiji Fish Market. After the auction, go get yourself a satisfying meal of sushi breakfast, made with the freshest seafood ever. Believing that the freshness should be consistent,we did not spend hours trying to queue for the famous Sushi Dai 寿司大. Instead, we walked into a random crowd-free restaurant, had our sushi breakfast by the counter and watched in awe as the chef cut the meat in such precision.
Then, we explored Tsukiji Fish Market like free tickets to marine aquarium, both live and dead version. There are a wide varieties of seafood to choose from: Ikura (salmon roe), Sujiko (Ikura in the sac), Mentaiko (marinated cod or pollack roe), Hotate (scallop), Uni (sea urchin), Kani (crab), Kaki (oyster) and many more.
Like any aquarium, the highlight would be the whale (or kujira くじら in Japanese). Selling openly in the market, you can even choose to have it on the spot; the sashimi way, katsu don (deep-fried breaded cutlet on top of rice), katsu curry, or croquette. Alternatively, if you would like to buy this bizarre meat as souvenir, you can choose from pre-packed whale bacon and canned whale in Yamatoni cooking method 大和煮 (boiled with soy sauce, ginger and sugar). Having said so, I could not comprehend the popularity of whale meat in Japan as it appears to be chewy and bland to me.
Other than marine products, you can also find some local specialty here like raw wasabi, wide range of Tsukemono (Japanese pickles), packaged Oden and traditional Japanese tableware.