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What Makes “Uni” Sea Urchin from Hokkaido So Special?

Creamy, plump, rich in briny umami and with a gentle sweetness, uni (sea urchin) from Hokkaido is an absolute delicacy. Uni comes in several varieties and is harvested nationwide across Japan, but those from Hokkaido are particularly venerated and highly prized. What makes them so special? Here we decipher the secrets behind the exceptional quality of uni from the northern island of Japan.

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A Rare Sea Urchin That is Hard to Find, Even at Toyosu Where The World's Top Uni Gather

Hello, everyone! This is Kimi from Hokkaido Uni Shop.  Today, I would like to introduce you to the valuable and delicious sea urchin that even connoisseurs at Uni (sea urchin) market, who are watching sea urchin every day, would be excited to see arrive and would try their best to get the best Uni available.  'Valuable sea urchin' is frankly... (IMHO) ... sea urchin that is rare to produce.First, take a look at this image. What are the characteristics of the sea urchin in this photo?To me, The green label Sea urchin is a whitish color The grain is large Lined up neatly and look luxurious These are what I was impressed with... Next, look at this picture. What are the...

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