07/18/14 12:42pm

What’s Your Favorite Way to Eat Uni?


Surely Bushwick’s freshest sea urchin.

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of dining at Momo Sushi Shack with my good friend Tyson Ho. While everything was excellent—especially the red wattle pork chop with greens—the standout of the evening had to be the live uni. With its creamy texture and marine flavor with a touch of funk it was like the triple crème brie of the sea. Tyson pronounced it his “best bite of the year.”

Served in the shell atop a bed of ice lined with shiso leaves with a teeny pitcher of aged Japanese soy sauce it was truly outstanding. An old friend once characterized bad uni as tasting like it was scraped from the bottom of an oil tanker.

After eating it I am pretty sure that my favorite way to eat uni would be to dive for it myself. So here’s what I’d like to know. What’s your favorite way to eat uni? For that matter, what’s the best uni dish you’ve ever had? Let me know in the comments or hit me up on Twitter.

Momo Sushi Shack, 43 Bogart St., Bushwick, (718) 418-6666


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