The Yobuko Morning Fish Market and lunch in Karatsu
July 16, 2013
The Yobuko Morning Fish Market is one of the largest in Japan despite its isolated location on a peninsula in northwest Kyushu. Kent, Linda and I went on March 27, 2013.
Unfortunately, it was a gray day with occasional sprinkles, which may have held down the number of sellers. They are set up along a street in the town parallel to the waterfront of this fishing port, not along it, as I had expected.
We then drove to nearby Karatsu where we visited the showroom of a well-known potter. We then went to the potters’ cooperative in a building next to the train station where I bought two lovely little creations. We had lunch in the restaurant on its top floor.
Linda ordered the Uni Don. You can see a box with a generous portion of uni (sea urchin roe,) a small bowl of sesame paste, some shredded nori, a raw egg (which Linda skipped,) some dried squid, a red bowl of rice and one of miso soup.
After testing the flavor combination, Linda followed the instructions to put the nori and uni on top of the rice. She then poured the sesame sauce over it. She was very happy with the combination.