Monday, November 9, 2009

Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo

Wow... what a busy few weeks it has been - mountainous work loads, dealing with the burglary on my storage area (lost my new All Clad pots and pans... bummer), setting up a new 50-gallon ADA aquarium and going to Tokyo with Porgy for a well-deserved vacation. Now I'm somewhat back to my routine again although I haven't been inspired to cook lately. Thankfully, Porgy stepped up and cooked for us in the past few days.

I'm blogging our Tokyo trip as a two-part series because we had so much good food there and of course the infamous Tsukiji Fish Market. We arrived at the market around 10 am so we didn't get the chance to check out the early morning auction. However, we were lucky enough to still see the bustling and feel the pulse of the market. It was fantastic in a way that is hard to describe. In addition to checking out the market, we also had a fresh delicious salty sushi donburi. Needless to say, I had a big smile on my face for the couple of hours that we spent there.

Clockwise from top left: Tsukiji market scene, the wooden cart they use to transport the fish, dissecting a whole tuna, selection of knives at one of the vendors.

Clockwise from top left: Wonderful and logical sense, variety of fish on display, front shot of the trucks that they use for transportation (I was smiling like that), octopus.

Whale meat kiosk (I didn't try one).

Various shots of fish and prawn. Look at the high quality of the products!

Cockles clam - i used to have steam cockles back at home in Indonesia. Yummy!

The restaurant that we went to for our sushi donburi breakfast

Clockwise from top left: amaebi (raw shrimp), tamago (egg), hotate (scallop), maguro (tuna), chopped tuna with scallions, ika (squid). Center: ikura (salmon roe), uni (sea urchin).


  1. Wow! What's the name of that restaurant? That donburi bowl looks AMAZING!

  2. That fish market looks so interesting. I have seen it on t.v. and always wanted to go there. how great was your sushi? Have fun :)

  3. Oh my god! I ate at that same counter! I had sake uni donburi for breakfast! It was the best uni ever!

  4. Tokyo was amazing. It was a shame I couldn't eat ANY OF THE SEAFOOD. Damn allergy.

    Had a wonderful time with my Wibowo.