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Let's Deep into the Delicacy: The World of Uni

Uni, more commonly known as sea urchin, is a delicacy that has won the hearts of many across the globe. This mesmerizing marine treasure, with its luxurious taste and velvety texture, has a lot more to offer than meets the eye.What is Uni? Uni refers to the edible part of the sea urchin. These fascinating creatures move along the seabed, nourishing themselves on seaweeds like kelp and wakame. They rely on their fluid-filled tube feet for movement, respiration, and excretion. The protective hard shell encrusted with numerous spines gives the sea urchin a resemblance to a hedgehog, lending its English name.Unpacking the Inside Story Internally, the sea urchin has a digestive tract and gonads. The most coveted part, which we...

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Unveiling the Uni Universe: AAA Rishiri Vs. Gokujo AAA

As any Uni connoisseur will tell you, not all Uni are created equal. The difference between AAA Rishiri and Gokujo AAA Uni is a subject of much discussion among aficionados of this delectable delicacy. So, what sets them apart? Is one inherently better than the other? Let's dive into the heart of the matter. AAA Rishiri Uni: The Taste of Unadulterated OriginAAA Rishiri Uni stands as the embodiment of terroir from the pristine waters of Rishiri, a small island off the northernmost tip of Hokkaido, Japan. This unique environment imbues the Rishiri Uni with a rich, creamy, and sweet texture that's simply unrivaled. It's estimated that a whopping 70% of the exquisite flavor of AAA Rishiri Uni is attributed directly...

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The Secrets Behind Sea Urchin: Unraveling the Factors that Influence its Taste

In this Blog post, I'd like to talk about factors influencing the taste of Uni which I have received many quires about from customers. First of all the taste and quality of sea urchin can vary, leading to the belief that visually appealing sea urchins are more delicious. However, there are several factors that determine the taste of sea urchin (by the way, I will continue to use Uni as Sea Urchin in this article), so let's explore these factors to understand the secrets behind its flavor. I believe these following factors influence the taste of Sea Urchin: Brand and Place of Origin: The brand and place of origin play a significant role in determining the taste of sea urchin. Different...

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Demystifying the Grades of Uni: Understanding the Packaging Variation

Introduction: Uni, or sea urchin, is a delicacy cherished by many seafood enthusiasts around the world. With its rich and creamy texture, it has become a sought-after ingredient in various culinary creations. However, for those new to the world of Uni, the different grades and variations can be a bit confusing. In this article, we aim to shed light on the packaging variations you may encounter when ordering Uni online. The Mystery of Packaging: Recently, we received a question from a customer who noticed a difference between the packaging of the Uni they received and the one displayed on our website. To clarify this confusion, we must delve into the grading system of Uni and how it affects the packaging....

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Difference between Kaneshin Uni and AAA Gokujo Uni

Kaneshin Uni is often compared to other AAA Uni. Let's clarify. Kaneshin Uni   AAA Uni  The distinction between Kaneshin Uni and Gaokujo Uni lies in their mode of procurement. Gokujo Uni (AAA) is obtained through auctions where a large number of Uni are brought to the market every morning with over 1000 trays available. The market auctioneer then grade each Uni they based on the condition on the day and determine the grade of each Uni whether it's AAA, AA, A+, A, or regular. Therefore, the quality of Uni varies every time with factors such as weather, season, conditions, etc. On the other hand, there are special Uni categories like Kaneshin Uni. They are manufactured products made to specific specifications...

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