Anago – Sea Eel
When it comes to eels in sushi, many Western diners are most familiar with the freshwater unagi. Somewhat less common among other sushi restaurants is the saltwater variety of eel, known to the Japanese as anago.
Difference Between Freshwater and Saltwater Eel
Anago is distinctive from its freshwater cousin in its texture and taste. Many people find it to be pleasingly soft and sweet, with a somewhat less oily quality. While the unagi is generally grilled before being used in sushi, anago will usually be simmered. You can find this exciting taste sensation at our Bellevue Japanese restaurant, so come on down to Flo Bellevue to try some anago today!