May Recommendation Fish – Tsukiji Market

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HAMO – Daggertooth Pike Conger
Hamo - Pike eel (Pike conger)

Hamo – Pike eel (Pike conger)  / 600g – 900g Awaji Island, Hyogo

From mid-April is the start of fishing season for conger eel. May June is the best time to use conger eel. The fatty flesh and good texture makes this eel a top recommendation.

4月中旬からのはえ縄漁開始で続々各地入荷してます。5月6月が一番の使い時です。脂ののりもよく、食感もいいのでオーダーお待ちしています。

 

 

TACHIUO – Beltfish
Tachiuo - Beltfish

Tachiuo – Beltfish / 1kg – 1.5kg Takeoka City, Chiba

Fished beltfish is very good this season, contain fatty flesh creating a rich moist flavor sensation.

内湾の釣り太刀魚です。この時期の脂の乗りは一番いいため、甘くしっかりとした身は絶品です。

Grilled Tachiuo

 

 

KOCHI – Bartail Flathead
Magochi - Flat head

Magochi – Flat head / 1Kg – 1.2Kg Awaji Island, Hyogo

The ikijime is quite pricy, but If you want a cheaper one there is those that is sold in boxes. Because only few is brought up to the shore which makes price high, but the flathead of this season is worth the price.

活が高価ですが、鮮度もよく抜群に使いやすいです。安めのものが欲しい場合は箱ものもあります。歩留りが悪い魚なのでコストは少々お高めですがこの時期のコチは絶品です。

 

 

KISU – Japanese Sillago
Kisu - Smelt / whitings

Kisu -Japanese Sillago / 50g – 70g Awaji Island, Hyogo

Sillago`s season is starting. Good for many uses. 100g is also available which is perfect for sushi.

天種、鮨、〆、初夏の風物詩。これからだんだんと良くなります、
100gサイズもありますが、そちらは鮨などにおすすめです。

 

 

IZUMI AJI – Horse Mackerel
Aji Japan Horse Mackerel

Izumi Aji – Horse mackerel /  150g – 250g Izumi City, Kagoshima

This season`s horse mackerel has moist fatty flesh and has strong flavor. The fat is not heavy nor greasy and has crisp after taste that does not leave in your mouth.

黄アジの一本釣り。この時期の味は脂の乗りがよくしっかりとした味があります。脂もくどくなく後味さっぱりで、喜ばれること間違いなしです。

 

 

TAKABE – Yellowstriped Butterfish
Takabe - Yellowstriped Butterfish

Takabe – Yellowstriped Butterfish / 200g – 250g Hachijyo Jima, Tokyo

It`s just the start but has nice fatty flesh. The meat won`t crumble even after cooked which is good for boiling and grilling.

まだ走りの時期ですが、脂もあり、おいしいです。
火を通しても見崩れしないため、煮たり焼いたりしてお楽しみください。

 

 

Shiyokko  – Wild Young Amberjack
Kanpachi - Amberjack

Kanpachi – Amberjack /  1Kg – 1.5Kg  Owase City, Mie

The season has passed, there is not much in the market which makes a 2kg down size the main this time around. The amberjack from Kagoshima is especially delicious.

尾鷲の活。食べるとほっぺおちますよ。普通に味あって美味しいです。ただ、養殖カンパチとかぶるので、差別化を図るのにも天然使うなら三重の活使った方がいいです。

Kanpachi Carpaccio Kanpachi Sashimi

 

 

SHIRO IKA – Swordtip Squid
Shiro Ika / Kensaki Ika - Swordtip squid

Shiro Ika  – Swordtip squid / 300g – 500g Yamaguchi

This squid is the one for start of summer. The thick flesh is concentrate of great flavor, every single chew seeps the sweet flavor out from the squid.

久々に出始めます。
肉厚でねっとりとした身は噛んだ時の甘さが格別です。

 

HATSUGATSUO – Bonito
Katsuo - Bonito

Katsuo – Bonito /  3Kg – 5Kg Choshi City, Chiba

The season continues for the bonito. The flesh has crisp and clean red flesh. Please try Tataki dish with it.

まだ初ガツオの時期は続いています。初物のカツオはさっぱりとしてきれいな赤身が美しいです。たたきにしてぜひ食べてください。

 

 

AWABI – Wild Abalone
Awabi - Avalone

Awabi – Avalone / 400g Australia

The wild ones are brought straight from Australia. They have soft flesh which makes a great sashimi as well as grill dish.

千葉、台湾のトコブシもあるので両輪でお使いください。刺身美味しいですけど焼くともっとおいしいですよ。

 

 

AYU – Farmed Sweetfish
Ayu - Sweetfish

Ayu – Sweetfish / 3pc per Pack Aichi

It is famous for having the scent of an incense stick. The flesh gets loose after burnt. Only available this time of this season so please try it.

独特の香りを持つ魚として有名です。焼くとほろほろと身がほどけます。この時期のみですのでよろしくお願いします。

 

 

MASUNOSUKE – King Salmon
Masunosuke - Wild King salmon

Masunosuke – Wild King salmon / 10Kg Nemuro City, Hokkaido

Brought in from Nemuro City, Hokkaido time to time. The beginning price is low. Great for many dishes.

根室で上がるマスノスケですが、取れ高はまだ高くないので、入荷あればぜひ!

 

 

SAZUKI – Japanese Seapearch
Suzuki - Japanese Seapearch

Suzuki – Japanese Seapearch / 2Kg – 4Kg Yaizu City, Shizuoka

Brought in from Shizuoka, summer ikijime seaperch is great for anything!

駿河湾の上物スズキです。夏場のスズキは活〆出荷、鮮度抜群。洗いや鮨、焼き物もGOODです。

 

 

KAMASU – Japanese Barracuda
Kamasu - Japanese barracuda

Kamasu – Japanese barracuda / 2Kg – 4Kg Yaizu City, Shizuoka

The time is great season for barracudas, they have good fatty flesh. The lined one`s are starting this season.

釣りカマスが入り始めました。カマスのシーズンもそろそろ終わりになりますが、まだ脂ものっていて、生でも焼きものにしてもいけます。

 

 

SAZAE – Turban Shellfish
Sazae - Turbo cornutus

Sazae – Turbo cornutus / 200g – 300g Katsuyama City, Chiba

The turban shell will be in season from now. Good for variety of dishes.

サザエはこれから旬になっていきます。殻付きの活けものです。

 

 

ISAKI – Lined Grount
Isaki - Japanese grunt fish

Isaki – Japanese grunt fish /  800g – 1Kg Kagoshima

Delicious taste like red bream. Compared to the winter season the flesh contains fat throughout the body. Very beautiful flesh!

鯛に似た白身がとても美味です。冬場と違い皮目から身まで脂まわっています。

 

 

SHIMA AJI – Wild Striped Horse Mackerel

 

Sawara - Spanish mackerel

Shima-Aji – Striped jack mackerel /  1Kg – 1.5Kg Kozu Shima, Tokyo

Compared to farm raised, the wild one has
better fatty flesh and great texture flesh.

養殖物よりも値は張りますが、天然の身の締まり、脂の乗りは絶品です。

 

 

 

MAKOGAREI – Marbled Flounder
Makogarei ‐ Marbled sole

Makogarei ‐ Marbled sole / 1Kg – 1.2Kg Tokyo Bay

The shipment has started. Since it is ikijime the freshness is guaranteed. Great for sashimi and grill since the flesh will not crumble apart.

入荷始まりました。活〆で出すので鮮度抜群。
刺身はもちろん、火を通しても型くずれしません。

 

 

MATSUKAWAGAREI – Barfin Flounder
Matsukawagarei - Barfin Flounder

Matsukawagarei – Barfin Flounder / 2kg Nemuro, Hokkaido

Liver and rim side are also delicious to eat.
If marble flounder is too expensive, this is a good substitute.

肝や縁側なども美味です。
マコカレイが高いという方はぜひこちらを使ってみてください。

 

 

SAGOSHI – Lined Spanish Mackerel
Sawara - Spanish mackerel

Sawara – Spanish mackerel / 1Kg – 2Kg Matsuwa, kanagawa

From this time of season, the small Spanish mackerel start the season. The flesh contains the right balance of fatty flesh and has crisp after taste which is great for sashimi.

これからの時期はサゴシがどんどん良くなっていきます。
あっさりした身ですが、しっかりと味があり、刺身、鮨におすすめです。

  

 

 

AKA YAGARA – Red Cornetfish

 

Aka Yagara - Red Cornetfish

Aka Yagara – Red Cornetfish / 2Kg – 1.5Kg Kagoshima

Sashimi is also good for white flesh fish like this one, but grilled dish is also recommended as much.

淡白な白身は刺身もいいですが、焼き魚がとてもおすすめです。