fish market, roley poley fish market
one of many,
many aisles of fish
This morning we got up early and dragged ourselves
to Tsukiji Fish Market, proclaimed to be the largest in the world.
After seeing it, we certainly won’t disagree; it is *huge*.
There are rows and rows of… you guessed it… people
buying and selling fish. Just-caught fish, still-alive fish, recently-deceased
fish, small fish, big fish, and things that are sorta’ like
fish but not really. The smallest fish we saw were sold in vast
containers that looked like they must’ve contained literally
thousands of fish. The big ones on the other hand (usually big
tuna), were being chopped up with power saws. We also spotted
clams, muscles, oysters, sharks, squid, urchins, many types of
crabs and some things we didn’t recognize. Unfortunately,
the big early-morning auction is now closed to the public, but
walking around the public area is still fascinating.
After prowling around for about an hour, we
started our hunt for breakfast. Supposedly, this is the place
to get the freshest sushi in the world. Eventually we found the
spot we were looking for, Daiwa Sushi. We waited for a while to
get our place at the counter, and then sat down to eat. Sushi
for breakfast is a bit weird; our stomachs weren’t quite
used to the idea. But the quality of the sushi soon convinced
our tummies to go with the flow. We had a scrumptious meal, including
the best uni (sea urchin – it’s an acquired taste)
Susan has ever tasted!