24 August 2008

Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo, Japan

Readers, I don't have much time as I'm mooching internet from my friend Nick and I'm absolutely exhausted after climbing Mt. Fuji & need a nap, BUT - I couldn't resist a quick post from Japan for you.

I was told by many that the Tsukiji fish market is one of THE things you do in Tokyo, and the thing you should do your second day in Japan, as you're still jet-lagged (except I wasn't, at all) and up early, and what's better than sushi caught off the ocean that morning for breakfast?

Turns out, nothing. I took a photo of the outside of the restaurant and the menu, but let's just say for ~$10 USD, I got the most ridiculously fresh tuna and salmon I will probably ever taste in my life.

Rice, raw fish and some crappy tea never tasted better at 8am.

4 Chopsticks (only because I can't find a photo of one chopstick alone to make 5, but know that it was just that good):

01 August 2008

The Famous Street Meat Cart, 53rd St. & 6th Ave

Readers, it's time again we had another guest post. Please read on and enjoy this truly genius morsel of tasty delight.

Back to the hotel, feelin’ kinda funny
We had just a little bit of spendin’ money
Too-many-brews-munchies made us look for a treat
Like an oasis in the desert we spotted ‘Street Meat’

The best in Manhattan is what I was told
So I waited in the queue feeling mighty and bold
The wait started 2:20 that July 4th early morn, so fine
At 5 minutes to 3, I was the one who was first in line

Two 6 dollar specials I cried out loudly
And watched in amazement as that chef scooped and shoveled proudly
Lamb and chicken and beef fried to perfection on his hot grill
Rice and lettuce and some pita pieces…not one spill

Like a magician, he filled up each plate
Added sauces and eating utensils and napkins, I could not wait!
That 3AM meal made me salivate and drool
So I ran with the bag to the hotel and up to the room like a fool

On the way by the hotel, I was asked by a hot young lady in blue
Where I was headed and if she could come too…
Not stopping to chat, I declined her offer and followed my feet
Up to the room - table and chair for that NYC best ‘Street Meat’!

Might I add - soooooooooo delicious. If you don't believe me, or if you don't believe that this is the "best street meat in NYC", please check out the line for the cart, with a quote that this "...cart is only there from 7p - 4am 4:30am at the latest...Some nights you can be waiting well over an hour for this plate of goodness!" (as seen below)

What? You say the photos didn't convince you? How about hearing that "...some guy stabbed someone for cutting the line a couple years back" over this incredible street meat?


Only in NYC, folks. Only in NYC.

4 forks.

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