Wake up at 5am, wash face, brush teeth and at 5.30 am off we walk half asleep to the nearest subway going to Tsukiji Fish Market. Arrive there 6.15am only to find around 30 people has been standing there in line for more than an hour. WTF?! Are we not early enough?!
30 minutes standing in line, a Japanese lady come to inspect our line whether we are doing it rite and not disturbing traffic whatsoever. She calmly saying in perfect English apologize that we might will be waiting around 3 hours today since they will replenish the fish stocks. Ouch. Some of the faint heart-ed future customer of Sushi Dai disappeared from the line. The rest, like the 5 of us, trying to know better our neighbors, people queuing behind and before us. From strangers to new-found-friends. Taking photographs together, exchanging emails with them etc etc, just to kill time.
By 9.15am, precisely 3 hours as the lady predicted, finally we seated inside the small-only-12-seats-all-facing-3 chefs-counter-bar type of table. We've been asked before whether to take big set course 11 pieces of JPY 3,900 or small set course 8 pieces of JPY 2,500. All Omakase or as you please in Japanese, meaning we let the chefs choose what is best based on the day stocks they have. All set came with heavenly fish miso soups (so heavenly that some of us shamelessly asking for a second bowl) and choice of hot or cold ocha (Japanese green tea).
Then one by one, those heavenly sushi placed in front of us by the chefs. We all admit that's the best sushi in the world. So fresh that one piece of squid still moved its tentacle when placed in our plate. Although I'm a bit wondering is it really THAT GOOD or is it because we are hungry after waiting 3 hours in queue, mixed with anticipatory feeling we are going to eat in a legendary place? Oh well. Try it for the experience hence the sushi itself. You wont regret it. Something that you could proudly told to friends and relatives back home after the holiday.
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