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Unaju, Anyone?

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Unaju from Omakase

Say this about grilled eel [unagi kabayaki]: it’s one of those things I tend to reserve as either a treat on an exceptionally good day or a fortifying pick-me-up on the most horrific days.  On those days, I can always kick back and relax with a plate of eel and rice before me or suffocate my sorrows with an o-bento of the stuff.

So, when does the monstrous affair at the top of the post come in?

With four eel fillets atop a box – not a bowl – of rice, this baroque affair is referred to as an unaju, an unadon [unagi-don] on a much bigger scale.  For one thing, there’s more eel.  It’s served in a large box rather than a bowl and it’s quite a deep box and there’s quite a bit more rice involved.

This particular treat is from Omakase; it’s what I have when I know things are definitely going my way.  😉

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Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended earlier this year. These days, she works for a corporate governance advocacy in Makati. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel.

4 thoughts on “Unaju, Anyone?

  1. we’ve tried omakase too; their branch in il terrazzo at the far end of tomas morato. we like their jurassic maki and sukiyaki though we haven’t tried their unagi yet… looks yum!

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