The Five Star Vagabond

Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

Sensational Sydney Fish Market

July 12, 2018 by David Herd

Too much seafood is never enough.

Sensational Sydney Fish Market

Sensational Sydney Fish Market

Sensational Sydney Fish Market in Pyrmont Bridge Road is always a hive of activity. We were there on a Monday in July 2018 and it was as crowded as a Sunday.

A very famous name….

Sensational Sydney Fish Market The Doyles family first opened their doors in Watsons Bay in 1885. Since then and for over 5 generations, the Doyle family have been serving Australian Seafood in a number of outlets around Sydney.

Doyles at Watsons Bay in 1982

Sydney World's Best Harbour I’m with my girlfriend Helen Burke in 1982 at one of our many lunches at Doyles.

Sensational Sydney Fish Market

Sensational Sydney Fish Market Australian seafood is as good as you will find anywhere in the world.

An endless variety of seafood.

Sensational Sydney Fish Market As they say in the classics, “shop till you drop” at the Sensational Sydney Fish Market. 🙂

A perfect lunch

Sensational Sydney Fish Market Sydney rock oysters & fresh prawns.

Did I mention oysters?

Sensational Sydney Fish Market I just spent 4 days on the Gold Coast & 3 times I visited Chevron Island seafood to swallow a dozen Coffin Bay oysters from South Australia. My good friend Frank is the owner & discounted them to $20 a dozen.

Famous Murray Cod.

Sensational Sydney Fish Market For some strange reason I don’t think I have ever eaten this iconic Australian fish.

Anyone for a swordfish steak?

Sensational Sydney Fish Market Looks very interesting indeed at the Sensational Sydney Fish Market.

Still busy after 2 pm.

Sensational Sydney Fish Market Half the lunch crowd had left but there were still lots of people eating.

Giant crabs

Sensational Sydney Fish Market These monsters would be perfect for a long lunch.

My lunch companions

Sensational Sydney Fish Market My brother Bryan Herd on the right & Viv Kennelly. Thanks for visiting my Sensational Sydney Fish Market photo blog.

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Painted Rock Art Port Macquarie

March 23, 2017 by David Herd

 

Southern breakwall Hastings River

Painted Rock Art Port Macquarie

 Painted Rock Art Port Macquarie actually began as an art competition in 1995 & gradually evolved into a fascinating outdoor gallery.

Painted Rock Art Port Macquarie

Painted Rock Art Port Macquarie

Sadly after a small amount of complaints 12 in 10 years the rock art is now banned. It’s crazy how a few idiots can spoil things for the majority, what a shame the council won’t hold a vote on the issue.

Celebrating an engagement.

Painted Rock Art Port Macquarie

Two lovers leave their mark to celebrate their engagement.

 The mouth of the Hastings River

Painted Rock Art Port Macquarie

 

The river descends 1,040 metres (3,410 ft) over its 180 kilometres (110 mi) course. The Hastings river descends 1,040 metres from the Great Dividing Range over its 180 kilometres journey to the coast at Port Macquarie. 

Look closely and you will see the rock art. 🙂

A beautiful day to catch a fish.

Painted Rock Art Port Macquarie

One of the locals has picked a beautiful day to fish off the rocks.

Waiting for the big one 

Painted Rock Art Port Macquarie

Actually I spoke to the guy who said he was trying to catch some small fish to use for bait.

Apparently their life is a circus.

Painted Rock Art Port Macquarie

 

It says so on the rock. 🙂

A great tourist attraction

Painted Rock Art Port Macquarie

You can spend a very interesting hour or so checking out the Painted Rock Art Port Macquarie.

Painted Rock Art Port Macquarie

Painted Rock Art Port Macquarie

And so it goes on & on, a great addition to this terrific coastal town.

Painted rocks at Port Macquarie Australia.

  Port Macquarie’s Town Green

Painted Rock Art Port Macquarie

This is a superb park where people relax and enjoy the perfect environment beside the Hastings River.

Oxley oval

Painted Rock Art Port Macquarie

Just a short way along the road from the painted rocks is Oxly oval where cricket & football are played in beautiful surroundings.

A beautiful park beside the river.

Painted Rock Art Port Macquarie

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Thailand street vendors sell everything

August 27, 2015 by David Herd

Plants for sale

Thailand street vendors sell everything

Thailand street vendors sell everything

Thailand street vendors sell everything, they are really just mobile shops offering a huge variety of goods for sale. Many are constantly changing location as they don’t have the required licence to operate their business.

Soft drinks & fresh fruit

Thailand street vendors sell everything

As you can see many are motorised while others push their heavy loads. They all however have one thing in common, a “work ethic” as  there is no social security to help out in Thailand.

Thailand street vendors sell everything

Thailand street vendors sell everything

Generally is costs between 20 & 40 Baht or 50 cents to $1 usd for a meal.

Fruit smoothie

Thailand street vendors sell everythingA healthy fresh fruit smoothie for only 75 cents.

A piece of fried chicken for 50 cents.

Thailand street vendors sell everything

Tastes every bit as good as KFC but cheaper. 🙂

My favourite

Thailand street vendors sell everything

Banana pancake is my favourite street food.

Banana pancake

Thailand street vendors sell everything

This is truly a taste to die for and only 40 Baht.

Outside my condo

Thailand street vendors sell everything

Four or five mobile vendors plying their trade each night outside my condo. They pack up and leave very quickly if the police arrive.

High fashion in Pattaya

Thailand street vendors sell everything

Ladies boutique above & men’s sport shop below. 🙂

Thailand street vendors sell everything

Thailand street vendors sell everything

Thailand street vendors come in all shapes and sizes. 🙂

Sausage anyone?

Thailand street vendors sell everything

Those sausages look good enough to eat. 🙂

Cocktail car

Thailand street vendors sell everything

What a fantastic invention, there are many of these great Cocktail cars all over Pattaya.

VW Kombi

Thailand street vendors sell everything

I remember many years ago travelling around Europe in one of these.

I’m guessing it’s bread

Thailand street vendors sell everything

This is Chinatown in Bangkok where you can buy just about anything.

Thailand street vendors sell everything in Chinatown

Thailand street vendors sell everything

A fascinating area for street food.

Fresh fish in Chinatown

Fresh fish in Bangkok Thailand

While I’m on the subject of Chinatown I remember seeing this a few years ago. Two huge fish just had their heads cut off yet they were still gasping for air.

Wal-Mart on wheels

Thailand street vendors sell everything

The broom guy is one of my favourites. 🙂

Carnation milk

Thailand street vendors sell everything

They certainly know how to dress up their mobile shops.

Hats for Sale

Thailand street vendors sell everything

Ok, I know she is not fully mobile but I love the photo and hope you do as well. 🙂

This really is my favourite

Thailand street vendors sell everything

Mango & sticky rice is a taste sensation for 75 cents.

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Thailand street vendors sell everything

 

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Tsujiki wholesale Fish market Tokyo

December 21, 2013 by David Herd

The market is being relocated in 2018

Tsujiki wholesale Fish market Tokyo

Tsujiki wholesale Fish market Tokyo

Tsujiki wholesale Fish market Tokyo is an amazing sight to see, however you have to set your alarm for an early start. To experience the action yo need to be there around 5am or earlier. The address is 5 Chome-2-1 Tsukiji, Chuo, Tokyo 104-0045, Japan

Negotiating the price

Tsujiki wholesale Fish market Tokyo

The Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market, commonly known as the Tsukiji Market, is the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world and also one of the largest wholesale food markets of any kind.

Don’t argue with this guy.  😯

Tsujiki wholesale Fish market Tokyo

His knife is almost as big as a Samurai sword.

 The Tokyo Fish market is located near the Tsukijishijō Station on the Toei Ōedo Line and Tsukiji Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line. There are two distinct sections of the market. The “inner market” is the licensed wholesale market, where the auctions and most of the processing of the fish take place, and where licensed wholesale dealers (approximately 900 of them) operate small stalls. The “outer market”  is a mixture of wholesale and retail shops that sell Japanese kitchen tools, restaurant supplies, groceries, and seafood, and many restaurants, especially sushi restaurants. Most of the shops in the outer market close by the early afternoon, and in the inner market even earlier.       

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Beautiful fresh seafood at Tsujiki wholesale Fish market Tokyo

Tsujiki wholesale Fish market Tokyo

The Tokyo Fish market handles more than 400 different types of seafood from cheap seaweed to the most expensive caviar, and from tiny sardines to 300 kg tuna and controversial whale species. Overall, more than 700,000 metric tons of seafood are handled every year at the three seafood markets in Tokyo, with a total value in excess of 600 billion yen (approximately 5.9 billion US dollars on November 24th, 2013). The number of registered employees as of 25 January 2010 varies from 60,000 to 65,000, including wholesalers, accountants, auctioneers, company officials, and distributors.

Here’s looking at you kid.

Tsujiki wholesale Fish market Tokyo

Tokyo Fish market opens most mornings (except Sundays, holidays and some Wednesdays) at 3:00 a.m. with the arrival of the products by ship, truck and plane from all over the world. Particularly impressive is the unloading of tons of frozen tuna. The auction houses (wholesalers known in Japanese as oroshi gyōsha) then estimate the value and prepare the incoming products for the auctions. The buyers (licensed to participate in the auctions) also inspect the fish to estimate which fish they would like to bid for and at which price.

The auctions start around 5:20 a.m. Bidding can only be done by licensed participants. These bidders include intermediate wholesalers (nakaoroshi gyōsha) who operate stalls in the marketplace and other licensed buyers who are agents for restaurants, food processing companies, and large retailers.

The auctions usually end around 7:00 a.m. Afterward, the purchased fish is either loaded onto trucks to be shipped to the next destination or on small carts and moved to the many shops inside the market. There the shop owners cut and prepare the products for retail. In case of large fish, for example tuna and swordfish, cutting and preparation is elaborate. Frozen tuna and swordfish are often cut with large band saws, and fresh tuna is carved with extremely long knives, some well over a meter in length.

Giant tuna fetches more than US$600,000 at Tokyo auction

 Hauling fish at the Tokyo Fish market.

Tsujiki wholesale Fish market Tokyo

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Sushizanmai at Tsujiki wholesale Fish market Tokyo

Tsujiki wholesale Fish market Tokyo

My favourite sushi restaurant in Tokyo is very close to the Tokyo Fish market & open 24 hours a day. There is always a queue of people waiting to get in.

One of the happy chefs

Tsujiki wholesale Fish market Tokyo

This is the best sushi in the world.

Two of the happy customers

Tsujiki wholesale Fish market Tokyo

My friend Hamish was really enjoying his first trip to Tokyo in September 2015, he was blown away by the quality and price at Sushizanmai.        

Sushizanmai has the best quality sushi in the world at a reasonable price.

Tsujiki wholesale Fish market Tokyo

 

The Sushizanmai in Tokyo is an experience to enjoy and remember. If you want a quiet romantic setting cross this place off your list. It is a happy frenetic chaotic dining experience, and the food is wonderful. Check out this video to experience the atmosphere. It’s now October 2018 & the market finally closes.

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