When you visit Japan, there’s gotta be a dish you’re itching to try. Sushi? Ramen? Tempura? Okonomiyaki? Of course, they’re all tasty, but for us Japanese folks, the special dish that stands out is Unadon (grilled eel over rice). Taste preferences may vary, but I’ve never met anyone who dislikes Unadon.
Unadon is a traditional Japanese dish where grilled eel is placed on a bed of rice. It’s considered a luxurious delicacy, and yes, it comes with a hefty price tag. But trust me, the moment you take a bite, the price becomes irrelevant. I hesitate to strongly recommend it due to concerns about the sustainability of eel, but I really want you to give it a try. Its deliciousness reaches a level that will leave you amazed. If possible, go to a specialized restaurant rather than one with a diverse menu. It might be quite expensive for a family of four, but with Japan’s low cost of living, now is the chance.
Whether it’s sushi, ramen, tempura, or any other dish, I recommend eating at specialized restaurants rather than tourist-oriented ones. The authentic taste is something else. You’ll find value that surpasses the price you pay. Who knows, you might even end up going back to Japan just to have Unadon once more.