The Tsukiji Outer Market
The Tsukiji Outer Market, known as the Jogai Shijo, is Japan’s “Food Town,” where one can encounter all of Japan’s traditional foods. A mixture of wholesale and retail shops along with numerous restaurants line the streets, and new culinary trends are born here. On the seventh day of each month, Tsukiji Market hosts a special event where vendors offer free samples of their wares to the general public. In the May edition they are offering free samples of the popular tamagoyaki egg rolls. “Tamagoyaki” is a Japanese style omelet made by rolling together layers of cooked egg in a rectangular pan. Sweet tamagoyaki is used for sushi and as delightful morsels in bento boxes. There are several specialty stores in the Tsukiji Outer Market, so make sure to give them a try. Tamagoyaki will keep for several days when refrigerated, so please remember to keep it cold.