Bluefin tuna sells for 56 million yen at Tsukiji Market3

Posted on January 8, 2012 by ChristieWeb Favs

I read this story yesterday with much nostalgia. Our trip to Tskukji Fish Market in Tokyo in June 2009 was one of the best experiences of my life. See the photo I took above for proof of just one of the incredible scenes we witnessed there (watch out for that cigarette ash mate!).

The market is a bustling hive of activity and the 5am tuna auction is about as rowdy as a person can handle at anytime, let alone that early in the morning. Although it was worth every sleepy minute.

UK newspaper The Guardian reported a record sale of bluefin tuna has been made at the first auction of the year. The 269kg fish sold for a whopping 56.5 million yen (approximately £473,000 GBP) and carries enough flesh for an estimated 10,000 pieces of sushi. Mmm, yum!

Are you a fan of tuna sashimi?

{story via The Guardian}

Christie x
  • I actually like salmon sashimi better than tuna! But the otoro tuna is another matter altogether! :P

  • I am a masive fan of tuna point blank…but my eyes just blurred after reading the cost of that one!

  • I LOVE tuna sushimi so I can only imagine how good this would be!

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