Sunday, July 30, 2017

Hitsumabushi @ Tokyo

If you spot an unagi specialist restaurant in Tokyo, head in for a hearty helping of hitsumabushi, a more elaborate version of unadon - the centrepiece is a grilled eel fillet over warm rice that's meant to be portioned into four servings. Consume the first serving plain to savour the comfort-food simplicity of eel & rice; then mix the second serving with spring onions & wasabi for extra uplift. The third serving is poured over with a clear soup, ochazuke-style. The fourth serving? Eat it the way you like best.


6 comments:

  1. Oh my!!! The unagi's huge! Not like the stamp-sized ones we get here. :(

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    1. Suituapui: a feast of unagi makes for a very happy meal! :D

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  2. With that amount of unagi, you can certainly eat it in four ways! :P Here, we're not so lucky with that portion size. Having said that, I've not had unagi with soup before (I wonder what that tastes like). Any suggestions for such a place here...at a reasonable price? ;) I do remember reading such a review from you but I can't recall the name or where.

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    1. Contact.ewew: oh yes, you can try this at the unagi-specialist restaurant in desa sri hartamas. they've changed their name though, and it's now called Makato, but i'm not sure about their current prices - https://www.facebook.com/makoto.hartamas/

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  3. Oh my.... my favourite unagi....I will definitely glee with joy if that serving is mine :P

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    1. Choi Yen: yes, unagi makes me happy too! :D

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