Hitsumabushi @ Tokyo

July 30, 2017

If you spot an unagi specialist restaurant in Tokyo, head in for a hearty helping of hitsumabushi, a more elaborate version of unadon - the centrepiece is a grilled eel fillet over warm rice that's meant to be portioned into four servings. Consume the first serving plain to savour the comfort-food simplicity of eel & rice; then mix the second serving with spring onions & wasabi for extra uplift. The third serving is poured over with a clear soup, ochazuke-style. The fourth serving? Eat it the way you like best.