Aug 17, 2017
UNAGI Challenge: Affordable vs. Expensive! Which Do You Prefer?
Hot, sweaty, and dehydrating─── the negative side of summer that makes us crave for siesta. Lacking stamina in a beautiful, sunny day is such a waste, so why not eat UNAGI?
Freshwater eel (or
The only way to find out is to have a TASTE TEST! I tried out this popular summer food from the supermarket, Tsukiya, and in a traditional Japanese restaurant.
This is the most affordable among the 3. Costing about 399 yen, you get a grilled
I bought this at Seiyu
Despite being cheap, it was tasty. After a few bites, you could feel the fish meat slowly softens in your tongue, making you relish each mouthful.
I do need to point out that you could feel few tiny fish bones that bothered me a little. It also has a hint of charcoal taste, which can be a turn-off for people who don’t like their food bitter.
I’m not a usual patron of Tsukiya, however, I do know that they are selling Unagi for only a limited time. The most budget-friendly is about 780 yen, but not including any side dishes.
Eel and beef
The one I ordered was Unagi-Gyu. For 880 yen, you get rice, eel, and beef. The
Despite of that, I must say that it wasn’t boney at all.
The Unaju in Ogakiku is my favorite among all of the
For people who just want to have a quick bite, grabbing an
How about you? Which do you prefer?
Gosh! 7,600 yen! That is pricey. The traditional glass of juice in your picture made me giggle. The dishes look good though. In Narita town, near the airport, if I remember correctly (haven't been there in a while) it's quite common to see restaurant owners preparing eels on the side of the street. Definitely not for the queasy!
Lol xD i wanted something refreshing, hence the juice ;p our total bill was actually 9,200 yen, including tax and the beverages we ordered. It was a good meal though ^_^ When i went to kanazawa, they sell it in the fish market, it was also good :) @Tomuu