- It’s known by everyone!
- Get there early!
- Here we go, Anago-meshi!
- If you don’t have time, this is for you.
It’s known by everyone!
“Ueno” restaurant is in front of the ferry port that takes you to Miyajima. (URL:http://tadaimajp.com/2015/08/miyajima/). We went there, because the local people recommended it. Conger eel can be caught in the Inland sea near Miyajima, so conger eel rice, or “Anago-meshi” is just as popular as oysters. The sweet and spicy teriyaki sauce will make you hungry.
Get there early!
We arrived at around 11:30 and waited for about 30 minutes before being seated. You will usually have to wait for about 2 hours on weekends, so please get there early and be prepared to wait in line.
Menu items are Shiroyaki at 1080 yen, Anago-meshi small at 1512 yen, medium at 1782 yen, and large at 2160 yen. We weren’t so hungry and ordered a small plate of Anago-meshi, and will try their Shiroyaki on our next visit.
Here we go, Anago-meshi!
Their Anago-meshi is so tasty! The rich tasting conger eel grilled with a sweet and spicy sauce tastes very delicious. Conger eel are often eaten in a stew in Tokyo, but here it’s grilled and served over rice. The rice is steamed using excess conger eel, so it tastes like soy sauce. If you also sprinkle some Japanese pepper on it, it tastes even better. It’s definitely worth waiting for!
If you don’t have time, this is for you.
You can get take-out lunch at the shop. The Anago-meishi lunchbox was first sold as Ekiben (packed lunch sold on trains) and still tastes good even if it’s not freshly cooked. You can eat it anywhere, on the train, on the ferry, or even on a bench in front of the famous Miyajima Otorii gate. Please enjoy this dish and make your trip even more memorable!
There are several shops that sell Anago-meshi lunchboxes at Miyajima-guchi, but please try this restaurant first!
1-5-11 Miyajimaguchi,Onocho, Saekigun, Hiroshima