Thought of as one of the sea's most sublime delicacies, urchins are hand-harvested by deep sea divers with small-scale tools. This results in very little unintended catch of other species and does not damage the ocean floor, thus leaving a smaller ecological footprint than most of the more popular seafood items.
Each round, spikey shell contains only 4-5 delicate tongues of edible uni in different shades of orange and golden yellow. These hand-foraged sea urchin have a sweet, buttery flavor and clean ocean aroma; with a luscious texture that melts in your mouth. Many people describe it as an umami rich taste of the very essence of ocean.
Urchin's spiny shells can make getting to uni tongues seem like a daunting task, but a few tips will make you a pro in no time: