Explore Chef Naoki’s UniJanuary 30, 2018
Uni, the edible part of Sea Urchin, is a Japanese delicacy that people either love – or, just don’t. The intense salt-of the-sea flavor, coupled with the creamy texture is a favorite of many, especially Chef Naoki. Learn more about our current Uni offerings; Santa Barbara Uni and Hokkaido Uni from Chef Naoki, below.
What is the main difference between the two?
The uni from Santa Barbara tends to have a sweeter flavor, whereas the uni from Japan tends to have a creamier, smoother texture and a more balanced sweet, yet ocean-y like flavor.
If you’ve never had uni, here’s why you should try it.
High quality uni is both rare and delicious. Rumor has it that uni contains a natural euphoria causing chemical that affects the pleasure receptors in the brain.
And how you should try it?
Chef Naoki suggests eating uni as a nigiri or sashimi. Pair it with a crisp, dry sake or Champagne and you’re set! To make your reservation at Naoki Sushi, click here.