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Aug 13, 2012 02:27 PM

Best Eel / Unagi in GTA

Alright I'm so fairly addicted to this video right now..

Must acquire. Whose got the goods.

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  1. What preparation are you looking for? I don't know many places that don't use the packaged kind for things like Unagi Don.

    I have tried the Unagi in that video and it was the best Unagi I have ever had. It was like candy.

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    1. re: Notorious P.I.G.

      oooh that looks so good!
      Where did you have it N P.I.G?

    2. Oh man, you did not just post a Ryugin video and ask where to get it in TO. I might have to go all Charles Yu and scold you for being so foolish.

      Also, I am now starving. Geez.

      1. The best Anago ( sea eel ) and Unagi ( fresh water eel ) I have tasted outside of Japan was at Sushi Yasuda in NYC. Yasuda San actually told us ( me and fellow chowhounder Fourseason ) he bought live ones from both China town and other fish markets and make the products himself. Still, similar to NPIG's experience, IMHO, they were nothing near the Michelin 3* Ryugin in Tokyo or their 2* offshoot in Hong Kong!!

        Best eel I had in Toronto was at Sushi Kaji where he too made the product using live ones from scratch ( see photo ). It was OK!

        But then, its hard for one NOT to compare any Japanese food outside of Japan with the real Mc-Coy??!!

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        1. re: Charles Yu

          My bf has made it using fresh/live ones and it was one of the worst things I've ever seen. It was amazing but I personally don't ever need to see that again. :-)

        2. That looks amazing. So intense!


          1. You are torturing us! Looks so delicious. No chance finding that level of excellence in Toronto.

            If you are up for a different experience, Fisherman Clubhouse (Chinese) is known for their braised eel in black bean sauce.