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HELP! Where can I buy fresh sea urchin roe in NYC (retail)

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jimposan Sep 24, 2006 04:47 PM

Found it once in the chinese market on Elizabeth St but they rarely have it...

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  1. MMRuth RE: jimposan Sep 24, 2006 04:49 PM

    Citarella usually has it, though you may want to call ahead to check.

    1. Captain Jack RE: jimposan Sep 24, 2006 08:35 PM

      Many believe, as do I, that the best sea urchin on the planet comes from Southern California. Check out Catalina Offshore Products. They will overnight ship anywhere. Their Sea Urchin is amazing.

      http://www.catalinaop.com

      1. CTownFeedR RE: jimposan Sep 25, 2006 12:33 AM

        Japanese markets will generally carry it. I frequently see it at Sunrise Market, but it's not a given so call first.

        1. nyufoodie RE: jimposan Sep 25, 2006 04:55 AM

          korean groceries on 32nd st. - koreatown. would have it as well.

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            dippedberry RE: nyufoodie Sep 25, 2006 01:42 PM

            You are talking about HanAhReum, which does have sea urchin, but it's already been shelled and in a relatively large package -- there's at least 20-25 pieces in the box. The Sunrise Market ones also come shelled.

            Citarella carries them alive and still prickly. You have to shell them yourself, if you know how.

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