July 7, 2008

Unagi no kabayaki (grilled eel)

unagi no kabayaki
"Unagi" is a kind of eel.
"Kabayaki is a dish of fish which is filleted, and took out bones and grilled with sweet soy based sause.
the sauce is important.
Because Unagi has no taste.
So how to make the sauce is top secret of Unagi shops.

Grilled eel is popular in Japan.
In the Kanto rigion(Ttokyo and Surround ), eel is steamed befor grilled.
So, mature and fat eel is selected.
Because unnecessary oil is droped out when eel is steamed.
In Kansai rigion( Osaka and surround ), eel is grilled without steamed.
Not so fat eel is selected.

Unagi is highly nutritious.
It is rich in vitamin A,B1,B2,D,E.
And it is also rich in DHA, EPA, iron, zinc, calcium.
Especialy , it is highly rich in vitamin A.


Bento Pet said...

Delicious Unagi. Unfortunately, I cannot cook this. Buy them ready made from the supermarket.

Ivy said...

The unagi looks very good! My boyfriend loves unagi don a lot. I don't like it as much because it's quite tasteless. Hahaha.

nobu said...

Hello bento_pet.
We usually buy it in the supermarket or Unagi shop.

Hello ivy.
Welcome to my blog. and thanks for your comment.
I like unagi don(bowl rice toped with grilled eel) too.
Because the sauce is good with rice.

Dhanggit said...

oh this is my husband's favorite!! when we used to live in tokyo we would eat it at night during weekends!!

Sherry said...

Oh Nabu, maybe my favorite is Unagi, not the other one. This is very tasty and tender.

I am really hungry now. Oh, I wish I could transport myself to Japan for lunch today.

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