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.

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

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