Unagi is a staple dish in Japanese cuisine and there are many different ways to savour it. Listed below, are the different ways to enjoy eel in Japan: hitsumabushi, unakushi, kabayaki and unaju.
Kawachiya is a restaurant located on a very nice, old shopping street in Shibamata, a neighborhood in the eastern part of Tokyo. It specializes in freshwater fish, and it's unagi (eel) dishes are particularly popular. We went to Kawachiya to see how the popular unagi dishes are made. The restaurant was established some 250 years ago, so we were fortunate enough to witness the very traditional, authentic way of unagi cooking!