Eating UNAGI in Fukuoka
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Eating Unagi? It’s an eel isn’t it?
Talking about eating Unagi, some western people would say, “oh that’s creepy” or “gross”. But Guess what? Eating eel is actually a part of Japanese food culture and we don’t have the creepy image of eel. It so popular, so nowadays it is so expensive to have it.
If you go to a fancy restaurant, You will be served deep fried Unagi bone chips, and the Unagi meal comes with kabayaki Unagi, which is a fillet cooked with a soy sauce based sweet sauce, rice, salad, tsukemono, and soup which has Unagi organ in it.
Some Unagi restaurants have a long history, some even date back 300 years. They have a big pot for Unagi sauce and the sauce is never depleted because they add the ingredients to the sauce regularly. The sauce doesn’t go bad because of their management and popular restaurants add fresh ingredients one after another. Now that you’ve learned what Unagi is like and if you eat it, probably you can taste the long history too.
Discover UNAGI Meal!
Pictures of Unagi Meals
Unagi Bone Chips
Comes with Green tea
You should try Unagi!
At this time, The purpose of this post is to tell you about Unagi culture and what Unagi restaurant is like, so I didn’t tell the name of the restaurant I went. The purpose is to get you to know the information about a part of Japanese culture and maybe I want you to gain interest in eating Unagi in Japan, haha. Any restaurant is okay, but it is very expensive. My advice is, if you try Unagi in a fancy restaurant then … Eat it on Kyushu island. The price is more reasonable with the same taste. This time I payed 2000 yen(about 18 USD). People say eating it in Kanto area is much more expensive and there’s no reason to have it there. This is from the point of view of local people. Anyways, I can tell you that Unagi is so delicious, TRY IT and tell me your opinion!
If you are interested in an American’s opinion about Unagi, Click here!
Taka, Aquarium manager