Hello to the the world. How have you been? It’s been long to see
English blog on this site. Here, Tokyo, is in confusion now.
People in infection of Colona Virus increase but not as much as the USA and Europe.
So people in Tokyo are irritated what people should do. Basically people stay calm
in their place. If it must be kept for a long time, the economy in Japan could be
devastated. This blog hopes that everything will be fine and recovered as soon as
Anyway, this time on the blog mention about “UNAGI”. 21st July is the day of
eating “UNAGI”, it’s called “Doyou no Ushi no Hi”. UNAGI has a huge power then
it’s really good to eat very tough climate day. It is usually very hot and tough day
, 21st July, not on this year.
Let’s see UNAGI blog.
What kind of fish UNAGI is?
UNAGI lives in river, fresh water. It looks like snake. In fact, UNAGI is maddy and
swim like snake walking. I have never imagine that people in ancient era try to eat.
sorry, but looks gross.
UNAGI’s ecology is mysterious too much. So there are so many things in ambiguous.
We, Japanese, are very anxious about that UNAGI’s number decrease and a
institution have not found the reason.
UNAGI is very good taste and make people feel the season. If you come to Japan
in summer, you should find and go to good UNAGI place.
There is a different style to cook
Usually people in Japan eat UNAGI as Kabayaki, which means baked with source and
above charcoal. Actually this explanation is not enough, because there is huge
different style before baking. It is a steamed or not. Eastern style is steamed.
Western style is not steamed. It sounds like it is big deal?? Yes, it is. It’s a big deal.
You can feel a big different in your mouth. Eastern style is like very soft and
juicy. I love it, I am people in Tokyo. On the other hand, western style is like
crispy and chewy. It’s not my favorite style but still UNAGI, of course I like it.
There are so many places you can eat UNAGI in Tokyo. And some of them
have a very long history which is over 100 hundred years. You can feel the
history as eating UNAGI.
UNAGI is not just food, crafted works.
UNAGI is one of the traditional food in Japan. So people see it as a crafted work
not just food. There is a word which makes UNAGI be a crafted work.
”Kushi uchi 3 years Sabaki 8 years baked whole your life”
This means professional UNAGI cooker need to dedicate whole your life.
Even though it’s a metaphor, person in UNAGI must practice very hard.
UNAGI is very sensitive fish and difficult to cook. So it takes a very long time to be
Kushi uchi means you skewer teared UNAGI. It’s kind of first step for UNAGI person.
Sabaki means you tear UNAGI.
well, UNAGI is one of the symbolic food in summer. You can see that UNAGI is
very traditional food in Japan. Of course, there are shops you can eat much cheaper
in town. But taste and atmosphere is absolutely different. If you come to Japan in
vacation, I strongly recommend that you go to famous and traditional shop.
It must be unforgettable memory for you.
alright, this is wrap up.
See you next time!!