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plf515 Sep 30, 2011 02:38 PM

I like eel. I know about the use of eel in sushi, and have favorite sushi spots at different price ranges. But what about other cuisines? I know there are some Chinese uses, including Sichuan, but what about others? And I know some Mediterranean countries use eel, but don't know of restaurants that serve it.

So, any favorite restaurants that serve eel?

I'm open to different cuisines and price ranges.

  1. Veggo Sep 30, 2011 03:42 PM

    You may want to try angulas if you can find them at a higher end Iberian resto.

    1. RUK Sep 30, 2011 04:27 PM

      Smoked Eel is delicious!! But I don't know of any restaurants serving it.
      It used to be sold in small shops along the Mosel/Germany along with a nice bottle of Mosel Wine. But, around here in the USA ( Fair Lawn NJ) I can buy it easily at our local Russian delicatessen along with other smoked fish.

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        olympusnyc Sep 30, 2011 05:13 PM

        Macy's, in the Cellar, used to sell smoked eel. Not sure if they still do.

      2. kosmose7 Sep 30, 2011 04:49 PM

        You could try Soto's eel dish. Eel covered with shitake mushroom slices and sea urchin, then broiled with soy-based tare sauce.

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        Soto
        357 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10014

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          plf515 Oct 1, 2011 02:25 AM

          Oh my that sounds wonderful! I also love sea urchin. I will put that place on my list

        2. kosmose7 Sep 30, 2011 05:03 PM

          There is also a Korean eel dish which is broiled with ginger and spicy bean paste sauce. Pretty good dish, but I don't know which restaurant in NY may have it.

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            Breezychow Sep 30, 2011 05:34 PM

            Can't give you restaurants, but just wanted to thank you for a "blast from the past". I grew up along the shores of Long Island, & trapping for eel was something we did every summer. Skinned them (which was a real trial), grilled them, & enjoyed them. In addition, our local seaside fish market sold them smoked, & they were FABULOUS!!! I sure miss them.

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