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Northern sea urchin (Kitamurasaki uni)

Northern sea urchin (Kitamurasaki uni)

What is Kitamurasaki uni?
Sea urchin with fine texture and ocean flavor is meltingly delicious. Creamy and sweet after taste. Unlike salmon roe, the seaweed flavor loses a bit of the delicate sweetness so there are some sushi chefs who rarely make sea urchin in a roll. It is served with a splash of nikiri and wasabi on top.

Also called Naked sea urchin.

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Main production area

Hokkaido Aomori

Famous production area

Miyako Hakodate

Season

Summer