Weird food in Japan? vol.1: Unagi

”Unagi” (うなぎ, 鰻) means freshwater eels in Japanese.   Unagi is a common ingredient, served as part of “Unadon” (うなどん, 鰻丼), a donburi dish (Rice ball dish) with sliced eel grilled with soy sauce, mirin (sweet cooking rice wine), sugar and sake.     Unagi is often eaten during the hot summers in Japan. There […]


All-you-can-eat “shabushabu”

I’m starving! = Onaka pekopeko (おなか ぺこぺこ) I’m stuffed! = Onaka ippai (おなか いっぱい) * “Onaka” means “stomach”.     “Shabushabu” (しゃぶしゃぶ) is a Japanese dish of thin slices of raw meat (usually paper-thin slices of beef or pork) and raw vegetables cooked at table in a simmering pot of broth. The freshly cooked ingredients […]