(Matsutake Mushrooms and Pike Conger Eel)
When the hot summer ends and the temperatures drop, the mountain’s bounties start rolling in. After spawning their eggs, pike conger eel (hamo) store up nutrients for the winter. The hamo this season are extra plump and full of deep flavor that pairs especially well with matsutake mushrooms. By slow-roasting the fatty hamo over charcoal, the fragrant matsutake mushrooms absorb the savoriness of the fish and the flavors synergize to create a complete dish. Served with sauce and a pickled plum cooked in dashi.