Tuesday, February 7, 2012
It's not Japan if I don't have sushi (March 22nd, 2011)
Not knowing how often the Toei Express was running to Narita (less often than going to Haneda Airport from what I saw), I left even earlier to get to the airport on my last day. But it also gave me plenty of time to once again sample the food offerings there.
Found out afterward the kaiten zushi place was closed so I'm glad I decided to try the food on the fourth floor. That is Tsukiji Sushi-Iwa. So I got to have a little Tsukiji sushi after all (but I'm guessing it probably was from somewhere else that day since the market was closed.)
A little sake for the pre-flight nerves and what looked like mountain vegetables as an appetizer.
I figured why not be brave. Heck I weathered earthquakes and radioactive fall-out, why not go with the chef's choice, omakase.
Don't ask me what some of this is.I'm guessing there were a few clams involved. I did eat all of this. I was happy to see so much maguro. Tuna in Tokyo just has wonderful flavor. I know not all of it comes from around Japan, but my limited experience has been good. I can say that I did like this sushi restaurant and would try it again but there are a few other restaurants at Terminal One that I want to try in the future. I hope.
So that was my trip. There was one really strong aftershock while I was up on the top level. I learned the word "jishin" then as the lady sitting near me turned to me and said "Jishin?" and realizing it meant earthquake I wholeheartedly agreed.
I was glad to arrive back at LAX (Los Angeles International Airport). I don't have photos of what happened there but it was a little different from other times. If I ever write this story I will have to put that in. But for now I will probably have one more post of photos from Tokyo and then have to figure out what to write about next here.