Shizuoka Prefecture is blessed with two of the richest sea areas in Japan with the Suruga Bay and the Izu Peninsula.
The Prefecture boasts the largest number of seafood and edible seaweed in the whole country and a simple visit to a good fish market such as the one on the first floor of Parche in Shizuoka JR Station will give you a good idea of what is available in our region!
Come and visit as early as possible, ideally before 10:00 a.m. before the first rush of customers of the day and you will discover the full range at ease!
First have a look at the fish just brought to the Yaizu and Numazu harbors early in the morning before being directly transported to the market just after the local auctions!
All the fish except the last one are from Shizuoka Prefecture.
The prices are for 100 grams.
Count 100 yen for 1 Euro and 80 yen for 1 US $!
These fish will be exhibited at the entrance of the kitchen!
Can you recognize some of them?
The employees will gut and dress them on request!
Horse mackerel/Aji/鯵 from Yui!
Live spiny lobsters/Ise Ebi/伊勢海老!
Shizuoka specialty! Raw Cherry Shrimps/Sakura Ebi/桜海老!
A bit pricey by Shizuoka standards, but dead cheap for Tokyo (that is, if you find them!)!
Now, that was for the fresh arrivals!
If you take a good look at the displays on the right of the of the space reserved for the employees in front of the sashimi you will find fish not one day old yet cleanly packed for immediate sale .
Keep your eyes open and you will find that almost 40% of them are local and still very fresh by usual standards!
Now, what was on display this morning?
Above picture and below:
Red Sole/Aka Shita Birame/赤舌平目.
Below: Rosy Seabass/Aka Mutsu/あかむつ
Above: Crimson Seabream/Porgy/Hana Dai/花鯛
“Devil Rockfish”/Scorpaenopsis cirrhosa (Thunberg)/Onikasago/おにかさご
White croaker, Silver jewfish/Guchi/ぐち
Akou Rockfish/Sebastes matsubarae/Akoudai/あこうだい
Japanese bluefish, Bigeye/Kuro Mutsu/黒むつ
Silver “Dabera”/Gin Dabera/銀ダベラ
White “Mebaru”Shiroi Mebaru/白めばる
Pacific rudderfish, Butterfish/ebodai/えぼだい
Time to visit some harbors (coming articles!)!
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