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Jul 14, 2010 12:34 AM

Where can I buy uni cream sauce???

I read about it, but cannot find it. I need something to curb my uni fix between the real unis. I went to Nijiya in Rowland Hgts, nothing. what is it called exactly and what aisle should it be in? Do they carry it at Matsuwa? Marukai? Thanks!

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  1. I've never seen something like this. A few companies do sell canned urchin "roe" (actually urchin gonads) and you can get it fresh from places like Quality Seafood at the Redondo Beach Pier complex. But in a can (or jar) with some sort of commercially prepared cream sauce? Never seen it (but I'm willing to attain a new experience if some other hound out there has).

    Quality Seafood
    130 International Boardwalk, Redondo Beach, CA

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    1. re: Servorg

      I actually saw it mentioned in a thread here, but it was from 2007 or so, and it mentioned Nijiya specifically. It is an uni cream sauce, for pasta. I plan on going to Redondo soon. :) I practically grew up on the pier! When I was a kid, a worker at Quality SF offered me some uni in a still alive urchin, and I was like no way! Come to find out years later, i had in it a chirashi, and I asked what it was. I was like Doh! I should have taken the sample! XD Needless to say, I love it, not only is it my SN, I named my dog after it.

    2. you can find the retault package at most high-end Japanese markets (i.e., Nijiya and Mitsuwa). Just go to the pasta section and snoop around the packaged.

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      1. re: nomnomnoms

        I've also seen them at various 99 Ranch Supermarkets near the checkouts.

        99 Ranch
        17713 Pioneer Blvd, Artesia, CA

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