Unagi with teriyaki sauce

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Sep 6 20:52:00 UTC 2011

On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 5:23 AM, Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
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> At Whole Foods in Kahului yesterday, I was stunned to see unagi =
> (freshwater eel) with teriyaki sauce on the menu. I verified with some =
> Japanese residents that teriyaki is common on unagi.
> In Japanese cooking, unagi is typically done kabayaki style =
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabayaki) and sprinkled with Sichuan =
> pepper (sansho).
> In both cases, unagi is often served rice bowl style (donburi).
> In any case, this provides evidence for the use of unagi in English =
> outside of sushi usage. Is unagi a menu item in Mainland teriyaki =
> restaurants?
> Aloha from Maui
> Benjamin Barrett=
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Why is it that, among the hundreds of mentions of Japanese cuisine
posted here, no one has ever mentioned _donburi_? Even in the list of
varieties of donburi in the W:pedia article, my personal favorite,
_okanedon(buri)_, is not cited.

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