Very good time at New Year’s party at Kashigashira
I was invited to the New Year’s party at Tsukiji last friday.
I went to Tsukiji with a light heart.
At Kashigashira,outside Tsukiji Market. I have been to there several times
for lunch at working on Sunday or While going to Ginza.
And, before that
Illuminated Tokyo Tower across Sumida river
Illuminated Kachidoki bridge.
I have wanted to see the night view of here.
I passed here on bus sometimes, but this was first time to stop and see the view.
It was so good that I could forget that it was very cold night.
Reaching the restaurant, seven or eight persons already were there. (I dont remember with clarity because I have too Japanese sake.
Everyone took pictures of dishes very seriously.
Of course, me too. (but not seriously)
(I forgot what kinds of shellfish…)
Head meat of tuna and spotted shad
Grilled soft roe on konbu (白子の松前焼き)
It’s melting in my mouth :).
Assorted sashimi (刺身盛り合わせ)
Everyone turned around the dishe before they took the picture. (I didn’t so.)
Deep-water shrimps,Sekiaji (a kind of horse mackerel),vinegared mackerel,yellowtail caught during the cold season,chu-toro(tuna),lean tuna ,salmon,octopus, longtooth rouper,spanish mackerel
Everything very good, especially spanish mackerel.
Yellowtail-shabu shabu (ぶりしゃぶ)
Yellowtail fish for shabu-shabu (buri-shabu)
Pacific bluefin tuna for Sukiyaki (すきやき) (the front is thawed, the back is raw)
At first, I heard the dish is armored weasel-fish stew.But the restaurant got the pacific bluefin tuna luckily, so they served us it.
I wonder if it is OK that we make such a fresh raw pacific bluefintuna sukiyaki. Surely we could eat it as sashimi.
We have grilled :O
First of all, we ate simply grilled with beaten eggs.
Next, grill with green onion and soy-sauce.
It’s ok because it’s very good.
I felt very satisfying.
That’s not all.
Last, Kansai-style (sweet taste with soy-sauce)
There are too many pacific bluefin tuna. Too luxurious.
After, vegetables were throwed into the pot, and ojiya(porridge) was ready.(But
I was full,so I couldn’t eat more.)
And, this is armored weasel-fish.(we didn’t eat.)
That’s all. These are my pictures that I took not seriously 😛
I didn’t take the pictures, but I ate whitebait and firefly squid.
I didn’t know whitebait is different from icegoby. I thought it’s same fish
(another name). I’ll inquire for it later.
I had very good time.
I have another New Year’s party on business this week that I won’t enjoy it :(.
About Kashigashira (河岸頭)
Address / Lions Mansion Higashi-Ginza Bldg B1F, 4-12-2 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Station / Tsukiji station (Tokyo metro)
Open / 11:00 – 14:00, 18:00 – 23:00
Closed / Sundays and another national holidays
Website / http://kashigashira.com/(in Japanese only)