A Tour of the Tsukiji Fish Market
The biggest fish market in the world, and home to one of the few remaining tuna auctions, Tsukiji is a shrine to the religion of fish (though many of the mongers within are not necessarily devout believers in sustainability). Bustling and blood-soaked, it features a smorgasbord of baby eels, spiny lobsters, cuttlefish, albacore, and more. Although visitors are forbidden from entering the wholesale area, StarChefs was escorted by Chef Hideki Ishikawa and able to catch some of the hectic plenty on offer. The freshest sushi can be had here (for breakfast) at several of the stalls outside of the wholesale area; also on the outskirts of the market are stalls devoted to chefs’ knives, serving ware, pottery, and cookbooks.