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东京之旅~築地市場 (Tsukiji Fish Market)

築地市場是我最怀念的地方,因为这里反映了东京日常生活的一面。平时走在街上,感觉东京是个很繁华的城市,人民很富裕。不过来到这里就会看见很人性的一面。築地市場天还没亮就已经有拍卖在进行。我呢,爬不起来,所以没有参与。早上四点多,开始拍卖新鲜的鱼, 五点半则开始拍卖金枪鱼(tuna)。六点半拍卖水果和蔬菜。我们九点多才到,目的不是要看拍卖,而是想吃新鲜的鱼。来这里可要记得带足够的现金,因为都不收信用卡。东西也不是特别便宜,只不过在其他地方找不到吧!穿梭小巷会发现很多独特的食品,而且有些摊位会有免费试吃,所以别害羞哦!

这里不难找到卖面食的小当口,不过我们看到这摊特别多人排队,于是也就凑热闹。店和店之间的位不多,但是大家都很有规矩,排成“S”字型,井水不犯河水。虽然等不太久,(因为师傅一次准备八碗面),不过因为是早上,天特别冷,所以站在外面等还蛮痛苦的,怎么躲手还是冰冰的。

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就是这摊。

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我身后的人都在排队呢!

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在冷天吃热腾腾的面是爽!!好吃是好吃,但我也吃不出有什么特别,可能是它的面很有弹性,汤很够味吧!况且,我们也只吃这一摊的,没的作比较。

我这次还蛮有收获,因为竟然找到一摊让我学怎么弄煎蛋卷(Tamago),而且煎了之后还免费让我带走呢!好开心!

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东西放进纸箱,穿上围裙,准备开工!

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要煎蛋卷还真需要很多鸡蛋,因为是一层一层煎的,这样才够厚。

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我可是有专人指导的喔!

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快完成了。。。

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要把它翻过来,才会煎的均匀。看起来好像很容易吧。。。

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好了,轮到我把它翻在盒子里。。。嘿嘿,连表情也模仿的似模似样!(这个是我在不知情的情况下作出的表情喔!)

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Tada!我的精心杰作!!!

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噎!成功!师傅真的很可爱,因为我们无法沟通,一直比手画脚,然后我又一直笑,他也跟着笑,然后装的很害羞似的,惹得我更是哈哈大笑!

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每一位尝试煎蛋卷的人都能带回一张照片作纪念!哈哈,“浪漫”吧?嘿嘿!

辛苦之后我们躲进了一间小小的咖啡座避寒。

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外面摆着不同品种的咖啡豆,任你挑选。

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我的Cafe Vienna。

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Mmmm。。。

喝了咖啡后就去找寿司馆。小巷之间有很多间,我们也是误打误撞随便进去一间。里头的一切都是以日文为主。而且师傅都不说英语,所以点菜的时候真的很辛苦。我想吃Otoro寿司,而且因为我们都已经吃了不少,所以不想点套餐。结果我们好不容易叫了要吃的东西,才发现我如果叫套餐还更划算。

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Otoro 寿司。

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我叫了Otoro 和 Chutoro 寿司。很爽口!!(2000¥)

我还有更多照片将放在我的 Flickr户口,记得上去游览喔!

I love Tsukiji Fish Market because it’s where the Japanese way of life unfolds. I wanted to go to the fish auctions but because they start at 4.40 a.m. and I could hardly get up after cumulative fatigue from 5 days of walking, I gave it a miss. But there’s still plenty to do in the morning, ramen stalls serve piping hot noodles which is comfort food during winter. The small lanes are filled with shops selling all sorts of cooked and uncooked food. It reminds me of Pasir Panjang wholesale market, only most of the stuff on display look foreign to me, but nonetheless, whenever there were samples on display that didn’t look too unhygienic, we’d give it a shot. Not that the Japanese will confront you for not buying eventually, but some of them did look less than pleased when we walked away without buying anything. Most things taste better than they look so it really depends on how adventurous you are.

This is also where we can eat the freshest sashimi, because sushi bars are aplenty, we just had to decide which one to walk into. Some bars have picture menus, which would make ordering much easier, but it’d be good if you’re familiar with the Japanese names of your favourite sushi dishes, because it’ll help the chefs understand what you want in case you walk into one with no picture menus.

Check with your hotel if you’d like to visit Tsukiji Fish Market, because the fish market is not always open. It’d also be good to find out from your hotel the train route to the fish market because I wouldn’t want to be all alone and lost at 4 a.m. in the morning.

How To Get to Tsukiji Fish Market:
Nearest Train Station: Tsukijishijo (Toei-Oedo line)