Unagi (eel) Yakitori

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Some years ago, I heard a radio documentary on eels:

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/360/theres-something-about-eels/3100968

It was interesting to learn about this creature. It was also around that time, that I started to eat unagi Japanese style on rice.

We randomly picked this place in the middle of Piss Alley at Shinjuku just because they had 2 empty seats. We went in and all the patrons went silent and gawked at us for quite some time. I said Hello and they went back to their chattering. We had no idea what they served and then saw a picture on the wall.

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The first photo on the wall shows the owner back in his much younger days, perhaps some 30 years ago. And the place simply has not changed.

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I am sure I spied some faded duct tape holding up the air conditioning unit.

The obligatory cheap long neck of beer goes well with the eel.

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And the lamp above the cooker has not been cleaned all these years as well.

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