Monday, July 23, 2012

The last eel dinner

My hostmother came home this week with a big batch of glazed eel dramatically announcing it will  be the last eel we ever eat as export from the US is tightens.

A popular article in the national newspaper 'Asahi Shimbun' stated, "Following Europe's lead, the United States is moving toward regulating the international trade of eel under the Washington Convention, which is aimed at protecting endangered species". Also claiming that the Japanese are responsible for up to 70% of the worlds eel consumption. See full article here.

That morning on all the morning tv shows, tv hosts were eating eel in all sorts of ways, celebrating the soon to disappear big part of Japanese culture.

Mama prepared a lovely eel on rice dish for the family Sunday night while papa was home. Served with miso soup and egg tofu. Eel is a little too oily and strong tasting for me, but I savoured every moment:)

The below photo is not the result from Sunday's dinner, but I thought I should share what Mama must put up with when our fun happy family BBQ's end. Well, they finish for Papa and the boys at forks down...can't say the same for mama:p

1 comment:

  1. I think Grandpa needs to move in for a week with his 'orange rubber gloves' he would show them how it's done!