Sun, sand and sea hold not much motivation for me, but if great food is on the cards, my ears perk up and tongue salivates awaiting promised pleasures. Having eaten at Restaurante Monastrell and having had an enlightening food experience there, I made a promise to Chef Maria Jose that I would return to eat at her tapas bar next door. Return I did, twice.
Can you justify waking up in the wee hours to visit Tsukiji market (Again) and risk getting run over by oversized R2D2 fork trucks or risking the wrath of the market inhabitants who probably loathe the sight of camera toting tourists of whom our presence they merely tolerate because their government said so? Tourists probably go once and say ‘been that, done that’. Whackjobs go there over and over just to experience wonderland again and hopefully taste some things never found anywhere else.
Thank heavens I was living with a friend who lives just 1 station away from Tsukiji market, so taking an early morning trek there was not THAT BAD. Just a hint to anyone wishing to visit Tsukiji market…….think twice if you are visiting on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. I have not read this in guidebooks before, but the market is closed on these days. Do not ask me how I know………..