So raw seafood for breakfast is not everybody’s cup of tea. But when in Japan, it should be. Coming straight from the Tsukiji Fish Market in the AM, the best and freshest seafood is served in the outer market area where many queue hours for certain restaurants just for a meal.
This restaurant, like many, specialises in Donburi (raw seafood served on top of a bowl of rice) with prices ranging from AUD 10 to AUD 45 depending on the selection of seafood in your bowl. The combinations of raw seafood include fresh tuna (maguro), scallops, salmon, squid, prawns, octopus, salmon roe (ikura), sea urchin (uni) etc.
The raw fish and other seafood were no doubt extremely fresh. However, so was the prawn. Before this moment, I had not tasted raw prawns. I had a bite of it and realised that it was not for me. Why? It tasted sweet – acceptable -but the texture was too soft and kind of melted in my mouth, in comparison to cooked prawns that have a more chewy texture.
Overall, this meal was to me an edible Japan in a bowl. Definitely would have Donburi again, it really does represent a true taste of Japan.