Sushi For Breakfast in JapanJul 7th, 2009 | By Shane Sakata | Category: Food, Photo Gallery
Temaki at a sushi bar blocks from the Tsukiji Wholesale fish market in Tokyo. The temaki (hand rolls) pictured below are natto (fermented soy beans) with shiso leaves, cod roe and kappa (cucumber) from left to right.
The fish roe melts in your mouth, the nori is crisp and flavorful and sushi tastes great even at 7:30AM after a tour of the market and tuna auction. It’s a highly recommended dining experience in Tokyo!
Sushi for breakfast may not be everyone’s idea of good dining but it’s a dining experience in Tokyo that I highly recommend. The streets of around Tsukiji are filled with closed shops on most afternoons but the market area is a beehive of activity in the early morning with lorries, bicycles and fish carts weaving about the streets narrowly missing pedestrians daring enough to wander about.
The stalls are filled with the freshest seafood, as you might expect, but also an amazing variety of dried seafood, pickled & fresh vegetables as well as tea, other condiments, dishes and cooking supplies. Many stand up bars offer all sorts of culinary treats including ramen, tempura and grilled unagi (eel) for diners that may want options other than sushi.
More about the market itself and a suggested overnight itinerary with do’s and don’ts for your visit after I have had a chance to wade through the hundreds of photos that I took and get over yesterdays 4:30AM wake up call.
If you too would like to have sushi for breakfast then try one of the Sushi Zanmai restaurants in the Tsukiji area – you won’t be disappointed!
Image Credit: Personal Collection