You Know, every time i eat Japanese food, I'll end up choosing Unagi or Tempura set. And every time I wallop the fella, I'll remember about the time when i followed my brother to go for eel hunting. It's very interesting but of course it was hard work!
One fine night, while big C was lepaking at my house (before married la) my brother was packing his stuff and suddenly Big C decided to join him. So I followed also ler. And the things that we need, a transport to go to the destination, a string with a hook, a bucket, a piece of cloth and torchlight.
The transport that we need is our ...Kaki (legs). Just walk to the padang (field) behind our house. Walk ...walk....walk...Suddenly my brother jumped into the longkang (drain) and began fishing for the eel. Big C and I of cos like stupid...just stand and see the professional do its thing.
My bro used the torchlight and flashflash at the drain water and spotted something floating. So went nearby and place the hook right in front of the mouth. and.....KAP!!!!!!!!!!
The eel took a bite on the hook and the hook went through its skin and of coz the fella is painful la.. So it will turn and toss and its very hard for you to remove the hook from its mouth. That's when the cloth comes, You need the cloth to hold the eel, but somehow the eel (cos its a long eel) will wrap around and it will squeeze my brother's hand (exactly like how a python kill its prey). Can see his hand turn red. And then after he entangled the hook from its mouth, he will just throw it into the bucket and continue. You don't even need a bait or something. And he managed to catch like 20 over eels in one night.
And we went home after that, and he poured the 20 over eels into another bigger bucket, guess how many was inside...countless! It was a very GELI sight to see so many swimming in there. And he told me he is selling it to the restaurant.
So every time I makan (eat) Unagi, I'll ponder whether it's from a farm, longkang, sea or somewhere else..