How to eat grilled unagi

Man Man Unagi Restaurant specialises in live grilled eels. Learn more about how to best enjoy grilled unagi from its chef-owner Teppei Yamashita. The restaurant is one of the new entrants on the Michelin Guide Singapore's Bib Gourmand list 2017.

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Man Man Unagi Restaurant in Keong Saik Road is one of the new entrants in this year's Bib Gourmand list, a section in the Michelin Guide that showcases eateries offering quality food for not more than $45 a person.

The restaurant specialises in grilled eel, which is dipped into a housemade sauce before it is served. (See story on C16 and 17.)


Chef-owner Teppei Yamashita, 36, demonstrates four ways to eat unagi.

Eat the eel and rice as it is, the way it is served; top it with freshly grated wasabi; as a porridge with dashi; and as a porridge with wasabi, chopped spring onions and shredded roasted seaweed.

How to eat unagi:


#ICYMI (Internet speak for "in case you missed it"), ST Food has all the details of the 38 eateries in this year's Bib Gourmand list, which was announced last Thursday. Keep it handy for ideas on where to eat. Bib Gourmand List 2017:


On the cooking front, here are three recipes by Malaysian cookbook author and celebrity chef Amy Beh on how to cook luffa gourd, a long, dark green, thick-skinned ridged gourd.

Try the gourd stir-fried with woodear fungus and egg white; braised with fish tail; or with meatballs and served with gravy. Luffa gourd recipes:

The New Paper's Hedy Khoo has shared a recipe for chicken rendang. She recommends opting for leaner kampung chicken in her recipe. Chicken rendang recipe:

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 25, 2017, with the headline 'How to eat grilled unagi'. Print Edition | Subscribe