This is Hamanaka (浜中) brand AAA grade Bafun Uni in 250g.
Why Is Hamanaka Uni So Special?
Hamanaka 浜中 is a seafood company in Hokkaido that produces farm-raised Uni. Quite possibly more than anywhere else, Hamanaka revers Uni as one of the most sublime delicacies there is. This shouldn't come as such a surprise when thinking how much Hamanaka dedicates to raise Uni on the farm.
Especially the season like now, at the end of September, when all Uni supply is short due to the Uni's spawning season, their Uni is one of the most sought-after items by high-end Japanese restaurants.
After harvesting Uni, they send the Uni materials to Uni manufacturers, these manufacturers are mostly located in Hokkaido, they are more than 50 manufactures around the region, powerhouse manufacturers like the Ogawa 小川 or Kimura 木村usually receive the most out of the Hamanaka Uni and make the Uni packs with the material and send them to the Uni market.
So September is always a tough month for the Uni manufacturers. This is the month of the transition as Uni quality is getting lesser. Bafun Uni starts spawning and Murasaki Uni is still very soft. However, this Hamanaka Uni always being a reliable source.
How we choose your Uni
Every morning, our staff carefully evaluates the available trays of Uni to select the Uni that matches the exact specifications and quality of your order. Each Uni tray is carefully chosen by our Uni processor in Hokkaido and delivered directly to your doorstep in the U.S.
Best consumed in Sushi, Sashimi, Chirashi, Gunkan Maki (wrapped in nori)
How to store Uni: Keep it chilled in the refrigerator, NOT the freezer. They are delivered fresh & chilled.
Available for pre-order only. The estimated process time is usually about 7 - 10 days after you place your order. Once your order arrives from Japan, it usually takes 24 hours to process it for delivery. We ship the item via UPS Overnight, and deliveries are made from the first drop to early afternoon.
*Stock for this item is always limited so reserve yours now before it gets claimed.
* This item is subject to market prices and may increase without notice.
*Regarding UPS shipments, we cannot be responsible for any damages caused by UPS. We will package it properly, but any handling issue by UPS must be claimed with UPS