(Moved) Tsukiji market : Monk fish at Katou (和食かとう)

Boiled monkfish, Katou (Tsukiji Market) Tokyo
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Last boiled monk fish at Katou

March will be end soon, and I should eat foods that can be eaten during cold season only now.

So, I ate boiled monk fish as breakfast at Katou in Tsukiji !
I went to there before 7 a.m., and there were few people there 🙂 I could take seat with easily contrary to last time 🙂

Then I saw menus hanging on the wall.
The word “Boiled monk fish (あんこう煮) “. There was ! (I want to eat left oyster hotpot, too :p)

Menus, Katou (Tsukiji Market)


The price got 200 yen higher than last time. The menu says the monk fish from Hokkaido.

At first, I thought there’s no one except me who eat hot boiled monk fish such a warm day. But a man next to me ordered it, too 🙂 Yes, monk fish can’t be eaten during warm season.
I waited for 15 minutes or so, then my boiled monk fish (あんこう煮, 2100 yen) was served.

Boiled monkfish set, Katou (Tsukiji Market)


By the way, Katou don’t move to new Toyosu market (maybe they’ll quit their business), so this will be the last time to have boiled monk fish at katou for me.

Though also Takahashi serve boiled monk fish, Katou’s one is seasoned quit stronger than Takahashi’s.

So, it go with rice very much 🙂

Boiled monkfish, Katou (Tsukiji Market)


So much meat of monk fish in it.

Monkfish meat, Katou (Tsukiji Market)


Liver. Also the eggs were in it, too.

Monkfish liver, Katou (Tsukiji Market)


I have to say. If you want to visit this shop, you should order in Japanese. There’s no English menus. And they don’t accept English words at all…
The lady refused a man who can’t speak Japanese. In case you can’t speak Japanese, bring memo what you want to eat in Japanese and show the staff. Or showing my blog is good, too :p If she understand what you want to eat, she’ll manage to help you.

I think Kato is quite difficult for tourists from abroad among shops in Tsukiji. First of all, it isn’t tourist friendly shop :p (Though they don’t reject tourists…) But Katou might serve the most traditional Japanese breakfast in Tsukiji market.

I sometimes have coffee at Yonemoto coffee Shinten after breakfast when I have enough time. Truthfully speaking, I want to go to Turret Coffee. But it is opposite direction of my office.
There’s head shop of Yonemoto Coffee along Harumi street, but this “Shinten” (it means newer) is larger than head shop. And also they have smoking section.

Interior, Yonemoto Coffee Shinten (Tsukiji)


Mostly I have cafe latte at there.

Cafe latte, Yonemoto Coffee Shinten (Tsukiji)


About Kato (かとう)

Address / Tsukiji Market Bldg No.6, 5-2-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Station / Tsukijisijo station (Toei subway)
Open / 5:00 – 13:30
Closed / Market’s holidays


About Yonemoto Coffee Shinten (米本珈琲新店)

Address / 4-13-4 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Station / Tsukiji station (Tokyo metro), Tsukijshijo station (Toei subway)
Open / 6:00 – 15:30
Closed / Sundays and national holidays
Website / http://www.yonemoto-coffee.com/(in Japanese only)



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