Tsukji Fish Market – sushi for breakfast

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Breakfast at Tokyo Tsukji Fish Market isn’t your convencional toast and coffee affair. Tsukji Market wakes up in the wee hours of the morning. The buzzle starts when the produce start to arrive and the internationally known tuna action. If you plan to see the action remember that you need to be in line at around three in the morning to try to get a place to see the procedure.

We decided against waiting in line at three in the morning since we would much rather stay in bed until a more decent hour. Nonetheless, we did want to arrive to the market early in order to have breakfast and get a feel of the morning vibe.

Divided in two parts, the inner part is closed to visitors until 9:00 in the morning because, let’s face it, tourists are a pain when you are trying to get your job done. In the inner part is where you find fish, fruit and vegetables and the outer part is where you can find restaurants, stalls and shops. We found that it was full of weird vegetables, fruit and fish that we had never seen before. We could only guess what it was and what it could be used for.

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Meals are served among the many sashimi stalls and many people come to have breakfast here. You get your sashimi dish, soup and water in one of the many narrow restaurants where you sit at the counter, entering through one door and then exiting through a door at the back.

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Great raw fish and a totally different way to enjoy breakfast!

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Fuji – First Japanese restaurant in Spain

Who would have thought that the oldest Japanese restaurant in Spain is in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. I guess this is due to the fact that the port has had so many transcontinental ships coming in over the years and the island has always welcomed foreigners.

Fuji is located on Fernando Guanarteme Street near some very iffy buildings. The restaurant decor has been recently redone but it still wouldn’t be my choice for a romantic dinner. Nonetheless the food is good quality and it is well prepared and they have recently been introducing more creativity into their elaboration.

The food is authentic. You get well prepared sushi and sashimi but you can also go for cooked Japanese dishes. Desserts, like in most oriental restaurants, can be easily skipped. The wine list offers little excitement but there is always the Japanese beer option.

Don’t forget to ask for their specials of the day.

We had tuna with three spicy sauces served with mango and avocado.
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Algae salad with mustard. I really have to figure out how to prepare this at home.
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Sama sashimi. Sama is a fish which is characteristic of the Canary islands.
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Flambeed prawn sushi

Quail egg sushi

Fuji roll with avocado, eel, crab and salmon eggs

I would like to wish you all a very tasty 2016 and in case you are wondering where you can get warm, sunny weather in winter, let me share some pictures recently taken in Las Palmas, Canary Islands.

Playa del Ingles

Las Canteras Beach


Fuji Restaurant
56 Fernando Guanarteme Street
Las Palmas, Canary Islands