There's also the Hotategai Volcano roll tuna and crab mix topped with avocado, spicy scallop, fish eggs and unagi
The Samurai Roll was a California Roll topped with unagi
, black & red tobiko and unagi
While the Sakura rolls have crunchy shrimp tempura wrapped in Japanese rice and topped with unagi
(eel) and mayonnaise, the Sakura Oyster Beef is worth a try.
fishermen captured 20,000 pounds of glass eels in 2013, most exported to Japan, where up to 100,000 tons of unagi
are consumed each year.
The freshwater Japanese eel known as Unagi
may be a tasty sushi ingredient, but it also contains the (http://www.cell.com/retrieve/pii/S0092867413006442) first fluorescent protein identified in a vertebrate.
Must try dishes are pork and unagi
hand rolls, cod fritters, braised beef curry and miso-maple salmon head.
Sweet Escape is made of salmon tempura dashed with oshinko (yellow pickled radish), a special fruity flavoured sauce, a special kabayaki (unagi
eel), topped with mango strips.
Since I was already in deep unchartered waters with the flying fish roe and spicy seafood, I settled on unagi
don ($17.95) - broiled eel over flavored rice and a special sauce.
On the other hand, we adored the unagi
(smoked eel), the little seaweed boats of massago (smelt roe), the escolar (also known as white tuna) and the hamachi (yellow tail) that we ordered.
At the Yotsuhashi highball bar DANDAN in Osaka's Nishi Ward, Hiromi Unagi
, 38, was enjoying some highballs with her friend on her way home from work.
Ichiban, Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, 029 2066 8833 ICHIBAN by Sarah Bunney On the menu Tako Nigiri - octopus sushi pounds 2.20 Chirasi Don - tuna, salmon, caviar, prawn, surf clam, cucumber, wasabi pounds 9.90 Unagi
Chahan - fried rice with grilled eels, green peppers, carrot and lettuce pounds 8.80 Spider Maki - deep fried soft-shell crab roll with avocado, cucumber and caviar pounds 5.10 Tempura ice cream - ice cream scoops in a light batter pounds 3.95 The bill Mixed nagiri sushi pounds 9 Shichimi tofu steak pounds 5.50 Yaki Tori pounds 5.50 Gyu Yaki Soba pounds 7 Tori Chahan pounds 3.80 Sesame and green tea ice cream pounds 3.50 Pint of Japanese beer pounds 3.20 Diet Coke pounds 1.90 Total: pounds 39.40
Some kura have become tea shops and restaurants serving soba noodles and unagi
, or broiled eel, another popular local delicacy.