This was a meal I have been anticipating during this trip. I am glad to report it did not disappoint! Since I went there well passed the normal lunch hours, plus it was a weekday and I was alone, I didn't have to wait at all - lucky!!!
The most popular item on the menu here is the hitsu-mabushi, which allows you to enjoy the traditional unagi donburi in 3 different ways. (This kind of food is always right up my alley!)
Since I was seated at the counter, I got to witness all the action first-hand. They are so systematic and thus very efficient. Everyone knew exactly what they are doing! I even spotted Chef Enomoto!
|You can see Chef Enomoto from this picture!|
Most people are either here for the traditional unagi donburi or the hitsu-mabushi. Of course I am here for the hitsu-mabushi! After much anticipation, my order finally arrived! What a big bowl of unagi and rice!!! The unagi here is crispier compared to the unagi donburi I had at Hirokawa (廣川) in Arashiyama. Maybe it's because they expect you to pour the soup over the unagi so it has to be crispier to retain its texture? I enjoyed both but I prefer the unagi donburi from Hirokawa just a tad bit more. (Perhaps because of the fats?)
|That's a lot of unagi over my rice!|
|I wonder if they could let me special order so i will have tail instead of body next time.|
Or at least give me one of each! The tails taste better in my opinion as it's usually smoother.
(more exercise perhaps?)
|Bowl #1 - just rice and unagi to enjoy the original taste|
|Bowl #2 - add the condiments and enjoy a different flavor|
|Bowl #3 - add the condiments and pour the soup to enjoy yet another flavor!|
For bowl #4, enjoy how you love your hitsu-mabushi best!
2-10-26 Atsuta-ku, Jingū, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken
Tel: +81 052-682-5598
Hours: Lunch: 11:30 ~ 14:30; Dinner: 16:30 ~ 20:30Closed every Tuesday
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with the restaurant and I paid for my own food.