Monday, June 20, 2011
Adventures in Sushi: Uni
I've had - and love - tako (octopus), ika (squid), and fish eggs (forget what that's called). I think I've tried eel too, but not sure. My most adventurous sushi experience was uni - a premium sushi always listed at 'market price'. It's sea urchin...you know those spiny purple brown balls that wash up on the beach?
I had it at a team outing, which was good because uni does not look appetizing at all (see the picture). It resembles a hairy, orange tongue. I'm not sure but - without the peer pressure to eat it after having declared my intention to do so - I might have chickened out. No joke, it was gushy, squishy, and tasted ghastly. But at least I can say I've tried sea urchin.
Perhaps the wasabi sauce would have helped with this particular experience.