Fish Market

I went to Tsukiji fish market this morning for breakfast.  This was my first visit though I’ve been living in Japan for nearly 5 years.  I’ve considered it before but always liked the idea of sleeping more than fish eating.  Since it is a friend’s last day in the city I decided to make the effort and got out of bed at 6am.

The sushi was scrumptious.  We ordered the chef’s recommendation and I ended up with more than I could eat.  That worked well as I was able to leave a couple of pieces that I’m not overly fond of.  When I first moved to Japan I didn’t eat sushi at all.  Now I like sushi enough that I eat it for lunch three days a week but there are still some types of sushi that I avoid.  This morning I was served sea urchin, which I find it hard to look at never mind eat.  I’m also not fond of fish eggs, but I did manage to eat one roll that contained these.

I would consider going back as the fresh sushi was certainly worth getting up for, and given how often I travel, it may be the perfect breakfast treat when I’m jet lagged.


4 Responses to “Fish Market”

  1. Norwin Says:

    Mmmm. That sounds lovely. Other than the part about getting up at 6:00 to do it. Will have to try it next time I’m there…

  2. karen Says:

    The getting up early part wasn’t great, but the market is fascinating and the food well worth the effort.

  3. Leon Brocard Says:

    Sounds great. It’s definitely my favourite thing to do when first arriving in Japan and horribly jetlagged.

  4. karen Says:

    I’ll have to get into the habit of doing it more often. We do live quite close to Tsukiji, but I’m not great in the mornings.