Friday, September 07, 2007

Anago from Kassui-ken, Himeji


Saltwater eel is apparently a local specialty in Himeji. So we grabbed a couple anago lunches today at this shop in Himeji Koko-en (0792-89-4131). It was definitely leaner (and hence less tasty) than its freshwater counterpart, unagi, but I suppose that it still did the job on its own. I'll probably opt for the freshwater version if confronted with the choice though.

1 comment:

p. said...

yeah, anago is less fatty than its unagi counterpart, but don't you think it has less of that "eely" taste. it would probably survive better with less seasoning than unagi, which would have an overly strong and not necessarily pleasant taste otherwise.