Monday, April 12, 2010

Coping with a slippery eel

This week I have two cooking related entries. Both are used in preparing eels for cooking.

meuchi 目打ち

unagisaki (eel knife) 鰻サキ

References from Oishinbo A la Carte and Samurai Champloo for both entries.


Anonymous said...

Is this the same knife that the mother is using in episode 3 of Nuku Nuku?


Gilles Poitras said...

No she is using a mioroshi deba, a regular filleting knife used for fish. The one used for eels in the Kanto area has a triangular tip that resembles those on some swords.