In Japan, unagi is a delicacy served year-round but is especially popular during summer because it is believed to help restore your energy and help you stay cool. There are many ways to enjoy the rich taste of this freshwater eel. The most common? Grilled to perfection and slathered in sweet soya sauce before it is placed atop a bowl of steaming white rice.
You can enjoy unagi in most Japanese restaurants here, but the best are the ones which specialise in unagi. Miyagawa Honten, one of Tokyo’s most well-known unagi restaurants with a 125-year-old history, has recently opened Unagiya Ichinoji, an unagi specialty restaurant here! Click through the gallery below for their must-try dishes.
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Beyond folklore and its amazing taste, unagi – rich in omega-3 fatty acids and protein – has also proven to be beneficial, especially for women. Find out in the gallery below in what ways it can benefit your health and well-being.
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