Unagi (Eel) Sauce Bottle

AFC’s first generation all-purpose eel sauce.
The plastic bottle has a green screw-on lid, with a green paper label wrapped around its body. You can see the first generation AFC logo towards the bottom of the label, and NET Wt. 9.5 oz. (230mL). To the left, the barcode, its distribution, and suggestions of use are listed. To the right is the Nutrition Facts with the ingredients (soy sauce, sugar, starch, caramel, amino acids, and alcohol) listed below.
AFC extended their product line to include sushi related products to diversify the consumer’s sushi eating experience, and popularize ingredients used in traditional Japanese foods. Eel sauce is typically used over grilled eel in Japan, though it can also be used over grilled meat and vegetables as suggested on the packaging. Eel sauce is also a popular sauce used to drizzle over sushi.
Currently not on view
Object Name
eel sauce
date made
ca 1980s
Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise Corp.
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
paper (overall material)
overall: 5 9/16 in x 2 1/4 in; 14.12875 cm x 5.715 cm
place made
United States: California, Compton
ID Number
catalog number
nonaccession number
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Work and Industry: Asian Pacific American Business
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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