The Bō-anago’s official name is the slime eel, however, its taste and texture are nothing like a regular freshwater eel. The distinctive flavor and consistency are like that of horumon, a Japanese BBQ dish consisting of broiled pig innards. Compared to horumon, it is easier to chew and has a rubbery but tender texture. The Bō-anago’s skin is crispy and flavorful, while the meat is pleasantly juicy. Though some locals of Oga think of Bō-anago as unsuitable for their palate, there is undoubtedly a population of fervent fans. Some even say that the food representative of Oga is not Hatahata, but Bō-anago. The fish is said to prevent summer fatigue and has been valued as a source of stamina during the hot seasons.
Last Update: 2019-10-11