I only make it here a couple of times a year.
New Years Eve is quite the adventure. I walked in to about 30 people in line. And proceeded to wait while rubbernecking to see the offerings of the day. My mission ~ TUNA. After a half hour the Japanese gentleman in front of me went to check his meter. I knew then I too had a ticket. It was cheaper then the tuna by the pound! LOL!
Well he and I finally bellied up to the bar to order 3lbs of beautiful Big Eye Tuna. Out they went to the truck to bring in OUR tuna for the first cut. With an elder japanese fatherly authority, my companion in line told the fish cutter, " She will have center cut as well."
It was a beautiful tuna moment. Lots of fun people in line and lots of laughing and joking behind the lines. A true celebration of the sea.
In the midst of it, I dropped a bottle of Ponzu sauce for gyoza. That made all 30 laugh! It was a magical food shopping day of the most superior product - the second cut of that lovely big eye tuna.