(Moved) Tsukiji Market : Fishes having “Dai” in those name at Odayasu (小田保)

Fried sea-perch snapper with butter, Odayasu (tsukiji market) Tokyo
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 The place to know and eat many strange fishes.

I found there’s strange fish on the menu at Odayasu thanks to my friend’s tweet, so I went to there for eating it.
Fortunately I could meet him in Odayasu :P

Signboard, Odayasu (Tsukiji Market)


The fish’s name is Sea-perch snapper (Hime-dai). It is called “Ogo-dai (オゴダイ)” in Kanto region and Okinawan people call it “Kurukinmachi (クルキンマチ)”.

It is caught around Kozu island, Ogasawara islands. Its skin is soft pink before grilling.

Fried Sea-perch snapper with butter (オゴダイバター, 750 yen)

Fried sea-perch snapper with butter, Odayasu (tsukiji market)


Of course, I ordered rice and miso soup, too. This fatty fish went with rice very well.

Fried sea-perch snapper with butter and rice set, Odayasu (tsukiji market)


And I went to there again a few days later for eating another strange fish.

Fried Lethrinus haematopterus with butter (フエフキダイバター, 750 yen)
Lethrinus haematopterus is Fuefuki-dai in Japanese.
It was more chewy than Ogo-dai.

Fried Lethrinus haematopterus, Odayasu (Tsukiji Market),


Fried Lethrinus haematopterus and rice, Odayasu (Tsukiji Market),


Well both fishes have “Dai” (“Tai”) in those names. Tai means sea bream in Japanese. But those are not sea bream. There are so many fishes having “Dai” in those names nevertheless those are not sea bream. It’s because their white meat and looking is similar to seabream.

By the way, I have been wanting to eat Scallop mix set (Deep fried scallop and fried scallop with butter set), but I can’t eat because whiteboard menu is always attracting me. Umm.

About Odayasu(小田保)

Address / Tsukiji Market Bldg No.6, 5-2-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Station / Tsukijisijo station (Toei subway)
Open / 4:00 – 13:00
Closed / Market’s holidays



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