Forget about the oyster being an aphrodisiac, uni is the true sex symbol of the sea. The mere mention of it is enough to send the hearts of Japanese food fiends quivering in lustful anticipation. The orange gonads (yes, that’s the edible part of a sea urchin) of top-grade uni melt like thick cream on the tongue, leaving a complex sweet nectar kissed with brine, umami, and sometimes, a delightfully floral hint.



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