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WHAT'S UP WITH THIS UNI CRAZE?

If you've been seeing #foodporn posts on social media about uni in all forms, and wondering what the heck is going on or how to eat it, don't worry, you are not alone. Besides the fortunate ones who've tried it while traveling or dining out at higher-end Japanese restaurants, this is a relatively new seafood item for most Singaporeans. 

So what is uni? Uni is the sea urchin's gonads (organ producing milt/ roe). When placed in your mouth, it is best described as a creamy pillow of ocean that melts, leaving an aftertaste like no other. 

The most popular way to have uni is to have it raw, embellished with all your favourite things like in our featured picture (courtesy of our customer, Abi)  above. 

But, if you want to go one step further to cook uni, go ahead and try them! Here are some ideas.

1. Uni Omelette Rice 

Rich Uni Omelette Rice ~ Hands Only | Tastemade (Click beside if the video does not load)

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 Dishthefish Tastemade Uni Omelette Rice Hand Made Fresh Fish Third Generation Fishmonger

(Credits to Tastemade)

2. Uni Porridge

 

(Credits to Baidu)

Top your porridge off with uni and some garnishing, akin to having salted egg with porridge, only creamier and more "oceany"!

3. Uni Chawanmushi

uni chawanmushi

Recipe and credits here.  

The world of seafood is a fun and delicious one if you're willing to explore it, and we (at Dishthefish) are here to help you with it! Get your uni from us at Dishthefish and try them in the variation that best suits you! Check out a live video of us cleaning a Uni at our shop here.

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The Rockfish was tough to eat when fried

All is good

Except that the fillets are packed into one bag only instead of individual packs which proves to be troublesome as we can’t finish 2 fillets at the same time. Other than this the fish looks fresh and I’m looking forward to have a hearty meal

Fresh and delicious

The cod steak is fresh and delicious. I have bought several times.

Very fresh

Very fresh, well sliced, was great in fish soup

Fresh and sweet

Wrapped in banana leaf with sambal chilli and put in the airfryer for 15mins 200c. Delicious and cheap. Taste better than those sold in shops and so much cheaper too. Ownself make is best.