Tsukiji : First bonito and octopus at Hajime Sengyo-ten

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“Choice two seafood from five !”

Now it is already muggy all day, but I managed to Hajime Sengyo-ten for lunch.
Well, I don’t feel like going out for another shop under such a brazing sun.

That day, they made special sashimi bowl from five ingredients. I hate it. I can’t decide only two !
I want to eat all !

Lunch menus, Hajime Sengyo-ten (Tsukiji)

この日のランチはまたまた選べる海鮮丼。とりあえず初めてここで見かける真たこは確定。

Pacific bluefin of tuna, wild yellowtail from Kanagawa, bonito from Katsuura, sea urchin from Northern territories and octopus from Okayama.

Anyway, I decided to eat octopus before entering the shop because I hadn’t eaten octopus at this shop’s lunchtime.

I picked my small dish and pickled vegetables

Squid and carrots, Hajime Sengyo-ten (Tsukiji)

セルフサービスの小付は左右にいかにんじんときんぴらがあり、迷わずいかにんじんをゲット。

We have to pick one small dish and tea by ourselves. Mostly there are two or three kinds of small dishes.
I usually pick the closest dish, but I like ”Ika Ninjin” very much. So I picked it though it was a little bit far from me.
Ika Ninjin is squid and carrots dressed with soy sauce seasoning. It is local food of Fukushima prefecture. It is simple but really tasty 🙂

After a while, my sashimi bowl came with wakame soup.
I chose octopus and first bonito after all.

Lunch set, Hajime Sengyo-ten (Tsukiji)

選んだのは真たこと初かつお!最初はまぐろにしたんだけどやっぱり初かつおに(ノ∀`)

Octopus. It was fresh, but I think it didn’t good for sashimi bowl.
Yeah. I think it went with sake well 😛

Octopus, Hajime Sengyo-ten (Tsukiji)

みずみずしい蛸ですが、イマイチ丼には合わなかったです(ノ∀`)

First bonito. This pink bonito was so fatty as you see.

First bonito, Hajime Sengyo-ten (Tsukiji)

ピンク色の初かつお!見てのとおり脂ののりがとってもよかったです(^O^)

By the way, Hajime Sengyo-ten is far from Harumi street in front of gate of Tsukiji Market.
And there are no seats. We have to stand up while eating. So, there are not much people even at weekdays’ lunchtime. But its quality is very high.
I recommend this shop at lunchtime if Tsukiji main area is fully packed.

About Hajime Sengyo-ten(はじめ鮮魚店)

Address / 7-16-14 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Station / Tsukiji station (Tokyo metro)
Open / 11:30 – 22:00 (Lunchtime until around 13:00)
Closed / Saturdays, Sundays and another national holidays
Website / http://hajime-sengyo.com/(in Japanese only)

東京都中央区築地7-16-14
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