Miyajima Anago-meshi, anago barbecued with a sauce over rice
Anago is the Japanese word for salt-water eels, normally referred to Ma-anago (Conger myriaster). Ma-anago are used for a seafood dish in Japan. They are often simmered (sushi) or deep-fried (tempura), compared to unagi (freshwater eels) which are usually barbecued with a sauce (kabayaki). Anago is also slightly less rich and oily than unagi. Anago has a very soft texture and sweet taste.