Comments on: Cooking Issues Goes to Tsukiji http://www.cookingissues.com/2012/06/15/cooking-issues-goes-to-tsukiji/ The International Culinary Center's Tech 'N Stuff Blog Thu, 09 Jan 2014 18:17:16 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Joy Diaz http://www.cookingissues.com/2012/06/15/cooking-issues-goes-to-tsukiji/#comment-280583 Thu, 16 Aug 2012 13:03:57 +0000 http://www.cookingissues.com/?p=5630#comment-280583 My Uncle’s wife is a native in Japan and whenever they came here for a vacation Mrs. Himari always shop for Tuna in the market because she wants to cook a smoked tuna so I offered her my Emson Electric Smoker and it took almost 3 hours before the tuna was fully cooked and I can say the taste is superb with matching tomatoes and some oriental spices.

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By: JW http://www.cookingissues.com/2012/06/15/cooking-issues-goes-to-tsukiji/#comment-280420 Sun, 01 Jul 2012 07:11:32 +0000 http://www.cookingissues.com/?p=5630#comment-280420 With reference to Japanese Fish Sustainability: My Mum lives in Sicily and during visits I have been told by locals on more than one occasion that all of their Tuna gets sent to Japan. Sicily then IMPORTS most of their Tuna from elsewhere for their own consumption! How true this is, is anyone’s guess.

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By: davearnold http://www.cookingissues.com/2012/06/15/cooking-issues-goes-to-tsukiji/#comment-280401 Wed, 27 Jun 2012 12:13:33 +0000 http://www.cookingissues.com/?p=5630#comment-280401 I like the sun streaming through the windows.

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By: Rob V http://www.cookingissues.com/2012/06/15/cooking-issues-goes-to-tsukiji/#comment-280387 Sun, 24 Jun 2012 18:42:33 +0000 http://www.cookingissues.com/?p=5630#comment-280387 I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog. Thanks for coming back.

I went to Tsukiji five years ago. I recall that we were greeted rather warmly; but, it likely helped that we had a two year old in a stroller with us.

The large knifes (swords) that are used in the market are rather impressive. photo

Also, I would agree with your statement about styrofoam. Here was my attempt to capture the scale of the operation.
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By: davearnold http://www.cookingissues.com/2012/06/15/cooking-issues-goes-to-tsukiji/#comment-280386 Sun, 24 Jun 2012 14:55:26 +0000 http://www.cookingissues.com/?p=5630#comment-280386 Howdy Kitchengrl,
I’d love to make that but I haven’t seen Piones here in the US. I have seen Kyoho’s but they were not as aromatic as the Piones I had in Japan.

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By: kitchengrl http://www.cookingissues.com/2012/06/15/cooking-issues-goes-to-tsukiji/#comment-280382 Fri, 22 Jun 2012 01:50:05 +0000 http://www.cookingissues.com/?p=5630#comment-280382 Dave, great to see you back here again. About the Pione grapes – I was thrilled to read that you tried these. My parents have been living in Taipei for the last 5-6 years and when we visit, we get these huge bowls of Piones. The comparison to Concords is apt, although the flavor of Piones is finer and better-balanced, as you point out. I would love it if you could make a rotovap distillate of the aroma from those skins. It would be amazing and would probably make a great blending component – thinking of fig leaf, etc.

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By: simon http://www.cookingissues.com/2012/06/15/cooking-issues-goes-to-tsukiji/#comment-279962 Mon, 18 Jun 2012 02:16:54 +0000 http://www.cookingissues.com/?p=5630#comment-279962 I went to Japan two years ago, and Tsukiji was tops on the list of things to do. I even ate at that very same sushi shop. We had no issues visiting the market. We just strolled right in. (Also missed the auction. Also wanted to buy everything. They had some veggies that looked almost exactly like ramps.) We wandered the aisles in wonder much like you did. I was in Japan for ten days and shot >1500 pictures while I was there. I vowed to never make fun of Asian tourists who come here and seem to be taking pictures of every square inch of the city, as I behaved exactly the same way. Everything, every detail, was beautiful and amazing. Experiencing Tsukiji was the nec plus ultra.

Thanks for posting this, seeing it again through your eyes brings back great memories and reminds me that I absolutely must do something with all those photos…

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By: davearnold http://www.cookingissues.com/2012/06/15/cooking-issues-goes-to-tsukiji/#comment-279032 Sat, 16 Jun 2012 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.cookingissues.com/?p=5630#comment-279032 Hope to see you there

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By: davearnold http://www.cookingissues.com/2012/06/15/cooking-issues-goes-to-tsukiji/#comment-279030 Sat, 16 Jun 2012 17:57:27 +0000 http://www.cookingissues.com/?p=5630#comment-279030 Howdy, I’ve seen similar knives for sale on an Australian website for brain spiking fish, but I thought they were smaller. I wish I had bought one. Thanks for the info!

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By: davearnold http://www.cookingissues.com/2012/06/15/cooking-issues-goes-to-tsukiji/#comment-279025 Sat, 16 Jun 2012 17:46:59 +0000 http://www.cookingissues.com/?p=5630#comment-279025 Thanks!

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