More food stuff introductions! This time I’m introducing the fabled Unagi Don aka the Eel Bowl. The unagi don is usually just a simple bowl of rice with several pieces of unagi placed on top of it, and the sauce from the cooking of the unagi is poured all over the top of the rice. It’s deceptively simple but amazingly delicious. Read on!
First things first, unagi comes in several grades and you can get cheap unagi for under 1,000 yen. There’s also not much point, since you could probably find something of the same grade in the asian section of a supermarket in a foreign country. However, the high quality unagi tastes exponentially better, with an unmatched texture. Unfortunately, you also need to go to very specific restaurants and pay quite the small fortune to have to pleasure of tasting that.
The Unagi Don pictured above was from Sakuraya of Mishima, Shizuoka. It’s one of the most famous unagi don restaurants in the city, and has over 400 years of history to it. I think that makes it older than Canada :P, for shame!
Easily the best unagi in my life, it was also the most expensive. It clocked in at a whooping 3,370 yen for a set meal including small appetizers and miso soup. Oh and for those who think the bowl is small, the combination of the unagi and the rice is far more filling than you think it is. After eating that monster, I could barely eat dinner on the same day haha.
Oh well, I have a few more posts lined up, but until next time!!!