Live sea urchins
- JustinCooper Feb 9, 2002 01:12 PM
Does anyone know a place in the Bay Area to buy live sea urchins? Yum.
Sushi Zone, the fine (if Chinese owned) sushi bar in Oakland Chinatown, serves them with the spines still moving. They also have some wonderful cooked food, a great premium sake menu, and they validate parking. A few months ago they had a happy hour special including 2 for 1 sake and appetizers.
They make a fantastic roll with salmon, cucumber, radish, and no rice.
They should be able to point you to their supplier.
388 9th St. Suite 268, in the Pacific Renaissance Plaza
I'm not sure about markets, but Ebisu serves "live uni" @ ~$18. It's delicious and obviously very fresh, but honestly the uni nigiri I had at the same sitting was just as good. Then again, the volume in the live uni is probably about the equivalent of 4 pcs. of nigiri so price is probably about even. The other nigiri was rather disappointing given the price.