Sea urchin, also known as Uni, is loved by chefs and features heavily on tasting menus around the world. The delicacy of the ocean has a strong flavour and a strange texture if you’re not used to eating it.
What Does Sea Urchin Taste Like?
Sea urchin is a little briny but not overly salty. Fresh ones should hit of sweet, ocean flavour with an iron and zinc taste on the tongue. There's a strong mineral, seaweed hit to Uni and it should be creamy in texture. Older ones feel slimy on the tongue and it can quickly go bad and taste very bitter.
Watch the video below as BuzzFeed round up a group of American diners who have never had the pleasure of tasting sea urchin before.
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