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Eggslut serves whole eel on giant gourmet unagi egg sandwiches in Japan

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By grape Japan

Los Angeles egg and sandwich speciality store Eggslut’s Japanese counterpart is bringing unagi eel to the menu, releasing a new Unatama Egg Sandwich (a mashup of unagi and tamago, which is Japanese for “egg”) using a generous portion of eel, a traditional Japanese food favorite of the summer season, and the free-running eggs that eggslut is known for.

This gourmet lineup of unagi egg sandwiches is a collaboration with Japanese spice company Yawatayagoro, combining highly regarded shichimi spices with filling ingredients for a “stamina” inspired summer menu.

Take a look at this amazing visual.

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The Unatama egg sandwich serves up a generous whole portion of grilled, soft eel covered in sweet and smoky eel sauce, matched with Gouda cheese and the scrambled eggs cooked with eggslut’s special fermented butter.

There will be three different versions of the sandwich available:

Tokujyo: Unatama Egg sandwich (whole eel)

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Price: 3,058 yen. (With cold Shijimi clam soup, Mitsuba parsley, Nara pickles mixed with mayonnaise, chopped nori seaweed, and three types of Yawatayagoro’s spices)

Jyo: Unatama Egg sandwich (1/2 eel)

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Price: 2,178 yen (With cold Shijimi clam soup, and three types of Yawatayagoro’s spices)

Nami: Unatama Egg sandwich (chopped eel chunks)

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Price: 1,080 yen (With cold Shijimi clam soup, and three types of Yawatayagoro’s spices)

The new lineup brings a fancy dining touch to the egg sandwich with a chance to chow down one some luxurious unagi as well.

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Ew, will get a charge

-6 ( +1 / -7 )

How can this be traditional Japanese,when the bun was not invented in Japan

-6 ( +1 / -7 )

The name of the restaurant...it's crude, or am I missing something?

0 ( +8 / -8 )

I wouldn't eat that if it was FREE.

For that price, I'd go and pig out in Burger King.

-9 ( +1 / -10 )

Egg, you ignorant slut.

no one is eating a Sandwich where the eel can’t even fit in it.

if you need a plate to eat it, it kinda of eliminates the portability factor.

just leave the eel on a bowl of rice and call it a day.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

I prefer "egg whore " myself

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Some other people have noted the name. I thought in English "slut" was a derogative term for a certain type of woman. Does it have another meaning? There is one here in Shinjuku, but I don't want to go in.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Sometimes I think the Japanese should for the most part just leave Western food alone, their take on it and what they produce is almost always pitiful.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

gokai_wo_maneku Today 09:52 am JST

Does it have another meaning?

I was puzzled too when I first came across one (I believe the one you mention in Shinjuku). At first I thought it was the usual affair, a Japanese brand name that has a different connotation in another language (ask any German speaker what they think of the clothing brand "Snidel"). I had to look it up and ...

... turns out, no, it is on purpose, a strange exercise in shock marketing. "Sluts for eggs" because they put egg on everything.

And, yes, a shameful waste of perfectly fine unagi. Like putting ketchup on a good steak.

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The name always has troubled me a bit.

Eggslut is not a Japanese company - originally American and has branches worldwide.

The term "slut" was appropriated by various uber-foodie trends/establishments quite a while back to denote an overly delectable dish or treat. One that comes to mind is "Chocolate Slut" which featured on many restaurant menus.

Eggslut's signature dish is just called The Slut.

With that - the name has always troubled me. The term slut in English has no warming / positive connotations at all, in fact it's down right derogatory.

And re the article - the only servings that appear sensible/practical are the 1/2 sized or chopped.

The full size looks like an expensive wallow in gluttony - imo.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

I’ve never liked unagi. Its chewy and has an odd aftertaste.

If it werent slathered in sauce would it even be edible?

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Awesome. I eat Eggslut all the time here in LA. The Fairfax is my favorite.

Visiting Japan in Sept when my wife goes back home. This is officially on the list!

0 ( +0 / -0 )

The whole eel one is just stupid, you can't even eat it as a sandwich.

Why hasn't the store been sued as a sexist name yet?

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Hey everyone we're gonna be different to be ... well ... different.

So brave. So avant garde. So eggish. So eelish. So ... stupid.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

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