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Re: Shwarmabob's adventures in the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #60 on: October 02, 2015, 03:28:58 PM »
some are kosher:
tokyo-43 by Shwarma Bob, on Flickr
tokyo-44 by Shwarma Bob, on Flickr
tokyo-49 by Shwarma Bob, on Flickr

and some are not:
tokyo-46 by Shwarma Bob, on Flickr
tokyo-48 by Shwarma Bob, on Flickr
tokyo-41 by Shwarma Bob, on Flickr
tokyo-40 by Shwarma Bob, on Flickr

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Re: Shwarmabob's adventures in the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #61 on: October 02, 2015, 03:35:24 PM »
tokyo-36 by Shwarma Bob, on Flickr

tokyo-38 by Shwarma Bob, on Flickr

tokyo-37 by Shwarma Bob, on Flickr

tokyo-28 by Shwarma Bob, on Flickr

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Re: Shwarmabob's adventures in the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #62 on: October 02, 2015, 04:33:15 PM »
Wow, that's really cool that fish market. It may be something I can do in February, especially if the crowds are smaller than during the summer. Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Shwarmabob's adventures in the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #63 on: October 02, 2015, 04:35:46 PM »
Wow, that's really cool that fish market. It may be something I can do in February, especially if the crowds are smaller than during the summer. Thanks for sharing!
The neat part is the auction. But you need to go really early and the trains don't operate at that hour.
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Re: Shwarmabob's adventures in the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #64 on: October 02, 2015, 04:36:30 PM »
The neat part is the auction. But you need to go really early and the trains don't operate at that hour.
So you're stuck taking a cab?

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Re: Shwarmabob's adventures in the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #65 on: October 02, 2015, 04:40:10 PM »
So you're stuck taking a cab?
UberBlack would be about $25 from the PH to the market, if it's available at that hour...
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Re: Shwarmabob's adventures in the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #66 on: October 02, 2015, 04:43:06 PM »
UberBlack would be about $25 from the PH to the market, if it's available at that hour...
Hmmm....I guess I'll have to see if I'll be able to get up at that hour after landing at 9pm...I'd really love to though.

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Re: Shwarmabob's adventures in the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #67 on: October 02, 2015, 04:47:44 PM »
What are those white squares on the tuna? Dry ice?

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Re: Shwarmabob's adventures in the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #68 on: October 02, 2015, 04:52:50 PM »
What are those white squares on the tuna? Dry ice?
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Re: Shwarmabob's adventures in the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #69 on: October 04, 2015, 02:10:33 AM »
Did you buy any fish? (To enjoy with the shwarma spice?)
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Re: Shwarmabob's adventures in the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #70 on: October 04, 2015, 06:31:25 AM »

The neat part is the auction. But you need to go really early and the trains don't operate at that hour.
Don't they limit the amount of visitors allowed to enter the auction? Is there any way to guarantee admittance?

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Re: Shwarmabob's adventures in the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #71 on: October 04, 2015, 02:57:12 PM »
Travel across the world to see a fish market? Aren't there many in the usa...

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Re: Shwarmabob's adventures in the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #72 on: October 04, 2015, 03:05:05 PM »
Travel across the world to see a fish market? Aren't there many in the usa...
I wouldn't travel there just for that, but once I'm there I'd like to see it.

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Re: Shwarmabob's adventures in the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #73 on: October 06, 2015, 11:40:37 PM »
I can only imagine the stink  :o
I have trouble in regular fish stores

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Re: Shwarmabob's adventures in the Land of the Rising Sun
« Reply #74 on: October 07, 2015, 04:18:11 PM »
I am not sure how they accomplish it but Tsukiji did not smell too bad. We did not purchase any seafood to the great disappointment of Shwarmabob Jr. who was planning to have a barbecue in our apartment. We were not heading to our Tokyo home after the market so there was no way to schlepp a fish around in the summer heat.

On the outskirts of Tsukiji several blocks of small retail shops and restaurants line the narrow lanes. You can find all sorts of seafood and kitchen related goods and tourist souvenirs for sale here. If you don’t keep kosher this supposed to be a great place to eat sushi, but you have to be here before noon for the freshest catch of the day.

Unidentified spices
tokyo-17 by Shwarma Bob, on Flickr

Lines for a good sushi
tokyo-50 by Shwarma Bob, on Flickr

As we wondered along the alleyways, Mrs. Shwarmabob discovered several knife shops and declared that she is not leaving here without a good kitchen knife. There is an overwhelming variety of knives on sale here, some resemble a samurai sword more than a knife. We left with a Santoku, a Japanese version of the standard chef’s knife that can be used for slicing, mincing, and dicing, the “thee virtues” that Santoku stands for.

tokyo-14 by Shwarma Bob, on Flickr

tokyo-16 by Shwarma Bob, on Flickr

tokyo-65 by Shwarma Bob, on Flickr

As we are walking out of the market, we discover that there are fans of Yeshiva University among the fishmongers here. I try to look for a similar t-thirst for Mir, Lakewood, Torah Vodaas, perhaps 770. All of the search was to no avail, Tsukiji Fish Market is firmly in the grips of the Torah Umadda weltanschauung. Rabbi Dr. Belkin, student of the Chofetz Chaim, would be proud.