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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.

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  1. Veggo RE: plf515 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 RE: plf515 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 RE: RUK Sep 30, 2011 05:13 PM

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

      2. kosmose7 RE: plf515 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 RE: kosmose7 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 RE: plf515 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 RE: plf515 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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