Monday, November 2, 2009

The ultimate sea urchin experience

Sea urchins are spiky echinoderms that creep around on the seafloor on tiny, retractable tube feet. Unfortunately for them, they are also very tasty.

Took my dad and one of my sisters to Shoya on saturday night. They had the degustation; I opted for sushi.

Being the greedy pig that I am, I also ordered a side of 'uni', or sea urchin roe. The delicate slivers of yummy softness were presented inside the halved, spiky exoskeleton of an urchin that sat on top a leaf perched on a block of ice. It was almost too beautiful to eat. Almost. The roe was soft and sweet and delicious....Heaven from a bottom feeder.


The Mutant said...

Something about the phrase Heaven from a bottom feeder makes me giggle like a school girl. Dunno what it could possibly be though. Any ideas?

Adaptive Radiation said... sure know how to make a grown man blush. Not that kind of bottom feeder Mutant.

Victor said...

On the other hand something about urchins and Mutant somehow seems naturally linked to me.

Evol Kween said...

I didn't realise those things were a delicacy?

Adaptive Radiation said...

Victor - I hope you are not implying that Mutant is a bottom feeder.

EK - You must go to Shoya and sample some!

Victor said...

Ad Rad - far be it for me to spill the beans on Mutant's proclivities. I was suggesting that one might see Mutant as a bit of an urchin himself.