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...
Murasaki Uni Purple Sea Urchin, perhaps is the most common Uni found Japan with its main season is just like Bafun Uni during the Summer/early Fall. How does it taste like compared to other Uni? Murasaki Uni is mustard yellow in color and has a clean, mildly sweet taste.
Kita Murasaki Uni is known as Japan's top quality Uni, with its being extremely plumb and large in size (around the size of your thumb) so it is much larger than any of its other Japanese counterparts and it is a lot creamier and sweeter with a light of texture that virtually melts in your mouth.
Rishiri Island, a small island off Japan's northernmost point, is well-known "Uni Heaven" with its Rishiri Uni often referred to as "Jewel of the Ocean". During peak season, almost 90% of Gokujo Uni (grade AAA) originate from this area and is one of the most sought-after items by Michelin Star restaurants worldwide.