How many squid do Japanese people eat in Tokyo?

Japan is one of the countries where all seafood is extremely fresh. Seafood is also very fresh. It is rare that you can go into a European fish store and buy a fish that has just been caught 3 hours before.

In Japan, it is very normal to eat squid that is only a few hours old.

Squid is a kind of shellfish that must be extremely fresh otherwise it ca become gummy in consistency. In Japan, squid are eaten as much as salmon is eaten in Europe. It is freshly caught in abundant quantity.

Grilled squid as seen here in the picture is a popular way to eat squid. When grilled on low heat for several hours, it becomes completely buttery and full of flavor.

In Tokyo, there are food stalls that stand and grill freshly caught squid every day.

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Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

The squid in Japan are the best!

I can never eat too many squid when I am in Japan.
I love that even the smallest grill can impart the best tasty squid on sticks. The picture is taken at a small food store at the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo.

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Zoë has held sushi courses and cooking classes for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

Japanese food stalls at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo

Japanese food stalls at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo.
At Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo you will find some small food stalls in the side streets, worshiping small dishes on the outside grill. It is dishes consisting of seafood such as squid, oysters and scallops.

On the picture you can see a few oysters with sea urchins a delicate eat in Japan.

Read more about Sushi chef & sake sommelier Zoë Escher

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Zoë has held sushi courses and cooking classes for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.