Japanese Food 100 – #65 Hamo

Hamo, Japanese food

Hamo is a type of eels with Sharp tooth which sometimes called as a pike conger sea eel.

Hamo has a lot of long and hard bones in their body and has to be managed properly – it’s called Homekiri – before cooking.
There is a very special knife which is specially made for Hamo cooking which is extremely difficult to use!

When well-prepared Hamo is cooked, it will look just like a flower.
The high season of Hamo is during summer and popular food in Western part of Japan.

In Kyoto, there are many high Japanese cuisine restaurants serve Hamo dishes or series of dishes as a set menu including a Hamo pot dish.
Please try some if you visit Japan during summer and enjoy delicate flavor and texture.