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Old 01-14-2012, 01:07 PM   #1
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Where and when to buy Sea Urchin (uni)?

As topic states...

I'm only aware of Steveston Fisherman's Wharf and Lobster Man on Granville Island.

But it seems it's in season, but can't find it anywhere. I called a number I found online and they said they won't be back at Steveston until Spring. Lobsterman doesn't have anything. I found ONE there a week ago.

Where do the Jap resturants get their live supply from?
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angel seafood should carry it. u won't find it in the fridges (well since their fresh) so ull have to ask the cashier or one of the people working there about it.
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Sea urchin fresh from the uni factory - B.C. (including Vancouver) - Chowhound
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believe it or not, T&T have live ones occasionally.
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According to that link, they sell uni in large quantities?

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^Agreed. Very incredibly messy and dirty inside. And feels awful cracking up a live animal to feed off its gonads.

It seem like most places that do sell (angel seafood and Sung Fish co) and suppliers to sushi places. Buying 1-2 sea urchin worth of prepared uni would be welcome?
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I did it. Wasn't bad at all.
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T&T has them @ $14.99 in a tray (8 pieces) by their sushi dept.
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I did it. Wasn't bad at all.
Yeah I got one from steveston last year and it wasn't too hard. I poured out the guts into a sieve and just picked at it while watching tv lol
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i almost stopped eating UNI completely after preparing my own, almost

i find the ones in the trays taste better than the fresh ones, is it just me
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fresh ones from sushi hachi actually tastes the best. dunno how they do it, but it just tastes better than any other sushi restaurant i've tried.
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After finding out I can buy 3-4 Big uni at steveston for like $10. I stopped paying $16 for 1 UNI outside.

i will have 1 piece of sushi for $3 though, go figure lol
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saw a bunch at lobster man over the weekend.
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when is the right season for sea urchin?
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I really like Uni. However, how safe is it to eat?
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I meant more like mercury levels, etc.

Turns out they're in the low end.

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Anyone notice Uni from japan seems to taste a lot better than the farmed american kind?
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The waitress at Hanako Sushi tells me Uni season is around September until December ish
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T'was a brave person, who first decided to try to eat Uni.
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I found some great looking uni recipes for anybody who is interested:

Uni ponzu shots: Uni Shooter with Ponzu Sauce | Steamy Kitchen Recipes

Uni risotto: Uni Risotto with Seared Japanese Scallops, Truffle Vinaigrette and Ikura Recipe | Yummly

Another version.. in spanish. Not hard to translate on babblefish: Dulces bocados: Risotto de erizos de mar


Uni ceviche: Sea Urchin Ceviche Recipe

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Hahaha I was just about to post Ripert's Uni & Caviar pasta.

But I will post this instead (skip to 0:50):

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The secret box challenge on Master Chef was Uni yesterday. Look it up there were some great ideas.
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