Thursday, April 24, 2014

U is for UNAGI AtoZChallenge

PUPUS, Hawaiian snacks similar to hors d’oeuvers, tapas, and canapés,
make up the third segment of my A-to-Z Challenge theme. 

Unagi is the Japanese word for freshwater eel. Genki Sushi Restaurant in Honolulu serves sliced unagi over rice topped with a dipping sauce called Tare, a sweetened, thickened soy sauce. 

I am not a fan of eel in any form but do believe in authenticity when writing articles. So I patronized the Genki Sushi at Ala Moana Center and selected a platter of Unagi from the converor belt of ready-made offerings. 


 
 
If you have read my ‘O’ post for AtoZ, you’ll understand when I say that Unagi and Uni (Sea Urchin Roe) are not on my list of Ono foods. 

My second sushi choice for the day was a plate of California Rolls, far better suited to a palate accustomed to fried perch and smoked salmon.
 
 

6 comments:

  1. I can't say I would eat eel either. Gross.

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  2. I've never had sushi before-eel sounds...interesting.

    Stopping in to say 'hi' from the A-Z challenge!
    Finley Jayne
    http://finleyjaynesbookshelves.blogspot.com/

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  3. My boss recently told me about the time she tried eel. She said she kept chewing, but it never broke down. How I laughed.

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  4. Here from the A-Z Challenge. I have a love-hate relationship with sushi. Some of it I love and some of it- like sea urchin- I hate. Even some of the stuff I think I love, doesn't go down so well sometimes. I often wonder if it's all in my head. Sort of like venison. It tastes okay, and if I didn't know I was eating a deer I might even like it. But, no, I can't eat Bambi.
    Caryn @writeonsisters.com

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  5. Sounds like we all agree on the taste of sea urchin.
    Nana, that is so funny about what your boss said. That was my exact same experience.

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  6. I think I would find it difficult to try and eat these,but I am sure they are good to people who have grown up on them. It is interesting to read about a different culture than mine in your post today--thanks for doing the not so appetizing research that was involved to write it.
    Mary @ The View from my World

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