This is from the popular channel, Cooking with Dog.
Japanese food born in Nagoya, Hitsumabushi.
As you know, this is the dish of rice mixed with diced spitchcock eel.
The name “Hitsumabushi” seems to be the registered trademark of “Atsuta Horaiken” in Nagoya.
It’s said this name is from “Mixing (mabusu) with rice in wooden container (Hitsu) of rice”.  The way that chopping eels and mixing it in the wooden container existed as a providing meal in Hamamatsu and Tsu before “Hitsumabushi” became general.
In foreign countries, eel itself seems to be rare.  How do foreigners react to this “Hitsumabushi”?



USA
I often ate this when I visited Japan.  It’s the best dish for me in my life!

USA
Hitsumabushi is my favorite!  Thank you for letting me know how to cook this!

Denmark
If I was Japanese, I could eat these things everyday…   :(   +4 

USA
Eel is what?  Is this fish? 

USA
I hope the book about Japanese ingredients and how to cook will be released.  I wanna add Japanese cooking in my cooking repertoire.  Japanese cooking tastes good and also looks good, too.

USA
I’ve never seen eel at shop here.  Once I had this, it became my favorite.  If I could find eel at shop, I will try to cook hitsumabushi!

Canada
It gives power, so Nakata should love this!

USA
I may be able to eat eel if it’s mixed with rice.  Umai!   +10

USA
I don’t like fish, but it looks nice!   

USA
Until I knew it’s eel, I thought “It looks nice” but…  Ugh….

Germany
I can’t imagine how taste is like.  But I really want to eat this one!    Even I try to cook Japanese food, it’s very difficult to find the ingredients in Germany.   

Romania
I had this when I visited Japan!  It was incredibly tasty!!! 

Canada
Eel is nice, but it’s expensive.  It’s not the dish we can have daily… 

France
Hitsumabushi is one of my favorite dishes.  I had this at the restaurant in Nagoya.  Only this dish was served.  (At Japanese restaurant, usually only one dish is served.  And it’s perfect!)  Even people who don’t like fish would love this one!

Sweden
I cooked hitsumabushi with my mother when I was little even we didn’t use some sauce nor sake, though.  But it was very tasty!  It’s very nice!

USA
Eel is very tasty.  Oh, don’t give me opposite opinion.  If you say it’s yucky, you are wrong…   +5 

USA
I love Hitsumabushi!!!  I really wanna cook it now!   :D   +3

Living in Japan
I love to eat Hitsumabushi when I’m tired or need something giving me power.  This always helps me!

Malaysia
I often eat eel, but I didn’t know it’s eel!!!   

Canada
Hitsumabushi…  I thought it’s Himatsubushi…

Finland
Actually, it’s a word play with Himatsubushi?

Denmark
I hope every country will create this kind of channel!   +267 

UK
Ahhhh!!!  My favorite!!!  It matches to Sapporo!!!  It’s incredibly tasty!!!

Finland
In Japan, even a rice cooker is high-tech…  Interesting! 

Poland
I’m not crazy about Japanese food, but…  Hitsumabushi would be my favorite!  :D

USA
I wanna try if the eel is much cheaper…  It costs $13 for a small one…. 

Anonymous
If we cook Hitsumabushi with an electric eel, can we get more power?  We say eel is good for analeptic, right?

USA
It’s from Nagoya…  I regret I didn’t have this when I visited Nagoya…

Anonymous
Seriously, Hitsumabushi is my favorite among Japanese food!

Canada
Japanese cooking is an art!  Every movement and procedure are very unique.  It attracts me! 

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