J-FOOD

Japan’s Comfort Food “Unagi Eel”

Aired: Oct. 29, 2021

Eel or “unagi” has been widely loved by the Japanese since the Edo period. “Unadon,” rice bowl topped with grilled unagi soaked in salty-sweet sauce, is enjoyed at specialty restaurants like sushi and tempura. This segment features chefs and unagi farmers and their efforts to serve delicious unagi, taking a close look at the deeply entrenched culture of unagi in Japan.

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Japanese delicacy Unagi eel
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Unadon, or rice bowl topped with grilled Unagi
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At an Unagi eel farm
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Making sure the water environment is right for the Unagi eels

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