Today on Taste Matters host Mitchell Davis joins us from the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan! Known as the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world, the market handles more than 400 different types of seafood, from seaweed to the most expensive caviar, and from tiny sardines to large tuna. Mitchell explains the logistics behind the market, and how the largest seafood market operates globally throughout the day to arrive at a restaurant in New York City! Learn about the different varieties of seafood, from sea cucumber, eastern hokkaido shrimp, scallops, octopus, and of course, fish! Also find out how the quality of distribution differs between Japan and US markets, and how at the Tsukiji Fish market, fresh fish is always available as a result of how it’s prepared, distributed, and sold. This program has been sponsored by Whole Foods Market.

“The way they take care of the fish is so superb here at the fish market. If you caught two pieces of fish and bring it to the union, they buy it and take care of it so it’s always fresh.” [26:08]