People change,so does my preference for food.I wasn't that into rice for years.If there were options,like noodles,bread,potato and rice,the last thing I'd choose was rice.I even couldn't explain it,but I have no idea since when,my stomach has started to crave for rice.
Speaking of Japanese cuisine,it's easy to come up with sushi and seafood.According to my observation,I seldom see eel rice listed on menu in America or Europe.This restaurant I went today sells the best eel rice here in Taipei.You always have to queue in line for at least twenty minutes even during weekday.Lots of tourists go there as well.When I was lining up,I could hear different languages around me,English,Japanese and Korean,to name a few.
The key factor which makes their eel rice so popular,I would give the credit to the eel they choose.Instead of frozen eel,they cook fresh one.Besides,they make the fishbone really tender,so basically you don't have to pay attention to picking the fishbone,while having the yummy dish.
There're almost no room for improvement.But I'd say that the rice can be more tasty.Covered with the amazing eel sauce,it's no problem to eat up the rice.However,without the sauce,I really doubt it.
If you are frightened by the snake-looking of eel,I'd say don't judge a book by its cover.It doesn't taste as it looks.You'll gonna be surprised!
Add:No 13-2,Lane 121,Sec 1,Zhongshang N. Rd,Taipei,Taiwan
(No reservation.You just have to wait wait......and wait!)