Arriving at Monzeki-dori Street Lined with Tasty Local Food in Tsukiji-Jogai.
When you walk around Monzeki-dori Street, you will find that Tsukiji is the place not only for fish, but also other great ‘non-fish’ food such as Inoue’s ramen and Kitsuneya’s ‘Horumon-don’ (bowl of rice with offal).
Torimeshi Torito, Run by a Chicken Wholesaler Founded in 1907.
Torito uses low-fat, low-calorie, and tender chicken called ‘Oyama-dori’. As a chicken wholesaler, Torito serves the Oyama-dori chicken at its best. Their oyakodon, topped with a soft-boiled egg, tastes so good that even Tsukiji workers (who are food professionals) admit its taste.
This is Torito wholesaler, located within a minute’s walk from the eatery. It’s bustling with professionals and visitors.
Which oyakodon is mine?
Look at this vivid color contrast! Runny eggs are placed over the tender, piping-hot chicken. Mixing them makes every bite taste different.
White chicken soup coming with the oyakodon is made by simmering for a day, so it is thick, rich, and has plenty of collagen. Sweet oyakodon and salty chicken soup make a perfect combination. Free soup refill available.
Let’s take a break at Yonemoto Coffee.
Basking in the afterglow of the tasty oyakodon, I head to Yonemoto Coffee Honten, a nice resting place for visitors exhausted from shopping and eating in Tsukiji.
I order Iced Latte. Now I have a craving for something sweet… Any good place for Tsukiji local sweets? Oh, I know a good one!
Sanokiya Offers Maguro-yaki, Not Taiyaki.
Speaking of Maguro-yaki (tuna-shaped pancake), Sanokiya is the place to go!
This says ‘Hon-maguro’. The crispy skinned pancake is stuffed with anko (sweet red bean paste) made from ‘Houshuku’, the finest quality azuki beans from Tokachi, Hokkaido. These carefully-selected premium azuki beans are larger than others from Hokkaido. Oh, it’s time to go back to the office. Let’s walk and eat.
Looks like the staff didn’t expected that I would order Maguro-yaki on such a hot day, as they seem rushed off their feet making this... Sorry!
This sure looks like tuna! The staff advises me not to bite into it but eat little by little; otherwise I will burn my mouth. Yeah, she is right. It’s really hot! That’s all for today!