May 31, 2012

Edo-made grilled unagi (eel)

I don't know to what extent people in the world eat unagi (eel), but eel is a very popular and expensive ingredients in Japan. We believe eel make us tough and powerful. For instance, if we feel tired in summer, we eat eel. 

The other day, I went to "Maekawa (前川)" with colleagues, one of the famous eel restaurants in Asakusa (浅草) whose history is more than 100 years. The restaurant is located along with the Sumida River and the wind from the River is very comfortable.  

Most of their menus are made of eel such as rolled egg with eel, grilled eel with salt, vinegar eel, eel bowl, etc. But the taste and texture are different and we don't feel tired eating. Rather, we wanted to eat more! The atmosphere is classic and we can be relaxed. We ordered only the three menu shown below with a glass of beer, but cost per person was around JPY7,000. Eel is really expensive! But all of us were satisfied.
If you go to Asakusa, one of the touristic district in Tokyo, it's recommendable to eat traditional Japanese eel dishes. My rating is 3.6 out of 5. Gochiso-samadeshita!
Maekawa (前川)

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