It’s Anago Day!

Today’s Class was using Anago as Sushi item.

Anago (穴子) is the Japanese word for salt-water eels and the appearance is very similar to Unagi(Eel )

What’s the difference between Unagi and Anago?

Before checking the Today’s Anago Lesson, let’s learn the differences between Unagi and Anago.

At a first sight, probably you can not tell the differences between Unagi and Anago since they are so alike!

But there are several differences in the appearance, tastes, nutritions and even their lifestyles.


Unagi has a dark black skin color.

On the other hand, Anago has a lighter skin color compared to Unagi and has white dots from the head to tail.


Unagi is more nutritious and contains more vitamin and oil compared to Anago.


Since Unagi contains more oil, the taste of Anago is lighter than Unagi.


 Anago spend whole their life in the sea. Unagi lives in river and goes to the sea only to lay eggs.

Let’s try Anago Dishes!

At first, students learn how to clean Anago by seeing the teacher’s lecture.

Look at their serious faces!

Look! This is Anago!

Cleaning Anago. You have to be very careful here.

Anago could be cooked in several different styles, such as Sushi, Tempura(fried), Chirashizushi and more!

In the today’s class, students made three disihes,

・Anago no Tataki  ( lightly roasted Anago:穴子のたたき)

・Anago no Bara chirashi(Sushi Bow with Anago Topping :穴子のバラちらし)

・Anago no grill & Hone Senbei(Grilled Anago  & Born Cracker :穴子のグリルと骨煎餅)

Anago no Tataki

lightly roasted Anago: 穴子のたたき

Anago no Bara chirashi

Sushi Bow with Anago Topping : 穴子のバラちらし

Anago no grill & Hone Senbei

Grilled Anago  & Born Cracker : 穴子のグリルと骨煎餅

Of course, students ate all the delicious Anago dishes after the class!

yamyam  : P