We’ve long decided that the tuna auction is something we can just watch online and skip having to wake up so early. This trip around, we decided to wake up at our own pace and make our way over to Tsujiki to shop the market and also to have a great meal of fresh sashimi.
When we arrived, alas, we were greeted wjth a sign that indicated that the market is closed. Great. Yes. Tsujiki market is closed on Sundays -_-
Alrighty then. We went out anyway and thank goodness some of the restaurants were still opened! We had an overdose of tamago (freshly made!) and sashimi.
Looks good, seemed like a great idea but it really didn’t taste as fresh as I expected it to be 🙁
Some of the tamago shops were opened and they were looking it live. I kinda got inspired by this and nearly bought a rectangular frying pan home, just so I can make a rectangular shaped tamago like this. -.- Thankfully I did not because it would totally be a white elephant at home.
We went back to our usual favourite 海鲜村 (they ave many outlets everywhere) and ordered these:
I LOVE CHIRASHI. And wasabi! And tuna! Especially minced tuna.
So much more satisfying than the one from Sushi Zanmai!
OTAKU HEAVEN – AKIHABARA!
With our tummies filled to the brim with good food, we took the metro to Akihabara. Otaku heaven they say. I have zero interest in Anime, but hey, I’m already in Japan so why not. And so, we made our way there and ended up at @home Cafe, a maid cafe.
Check out the menu:
It was TRULY weird this concept of having girls dressed up as maids, welcoming you “home” and you pay a cover charge and order some f&b for them to spend some time to take photos with you or play a game with you. Whattttt?? Oh and they called Peter “master” and I, a “princess”.
I can’t even.
Anyway we sat there for an hour and watched with interest. There were a lot of single men, awkward men, both young and old at this place. Some of them looked like regulars too. Too bad they didn’t allow photo taking.
Peter was… Really enjoying himself.
We ordered 2 drinks and 1 dessert. They were all a waste of calories (especially in a food heaven like Japan).
Ok enough of lala land. I kind of felt like it was an eye opener (not necessarily a beneficial one) and I don’t think I’ll ever be back to a maid cafe again. Food was bad, service was over the top and the atmosphere was just weird.
Next we went to Harajuku! (continue in part 2!)
To read my day by day 4D3N Tokyo trip travelogue/itinerary, click on the links below:
Day 1: Shibuya
Day 2: Tokyo Station / Ueno / Shinjuku
Day 3: Tsujiki / Akihabara / Harajuku / Omotesando – Part 1
Day 3: Tsujiki / Akihabara / Harajuku / Omotesando – Part 2
Day 4: Last Day in Tokyo (Harajuku / Omotesando/ Ikebukuro / Tokyo Station)