Where to find uni (sea urchin)?
We love uni! It's hard to find here...wondering if anyone knows of a sushi place (or fish monger) that has it somewhat regularly?
We usually get it from Wakamono, but when they run out, it would be nice to have a few alternatives.
1251 Mont-Royal est, Montreal, QC H2J 1Y4, CA
MIyamoto is a pretty easy source. For fishmongers have seen routinely at La Mer and Gidney's. Probably at Falero as well though I don't frequent that often.
The best Uni that I have ever had was at Jun i on Laurier. They are probably the premier sushi place in town. The server told me that they source their Uni directly from the East coast and that that quality of Canadian Uni generally exceeds that of that of Asia. I can't say for sure if that it true, but this Uni was super fresh, creamy, and delicious.
Thx for starting this thread, kb...on a related note, does anyone know where to find the uni paste in a jar?
I brought a bottle back from San Francisco once and it was amazing - obviously not anything like the real thing, but it lets you add an uni-like flavour and texture to all kinds of dishes. I haven't had any luck finding it in town - tried many of the usual haunts (Eden, the place on Ste. Cath west near the Korean resto, Kim Phat, the one in CDN plaza) but no luck. People seem to have no idea what I'm talking about when I ask for it. Any sightings?