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Uni in the Triad?

DreamCyn Jan 15, 2012 12:16 PM

I love sushi. Like, adore it, devour it, could eat it every single day.
Unfortunately it's expensive and I make minimum wage (and only get paid once a month, which doesn't help things). So I don't get it very often. Once every few months and I consider myself lucky.

So, when I can, I make it at home. Generally, Super G Mart (in Greensboro) makes that easy. I can get tuna, nori, Masago, Salmon Roe, BBQ Eel, and a few other bits (even white tuna every now and then, and Hamachi if I wanted to cough up the $40 for a ginormous filet--never have, but i fantasize about it sometimes...) any time I feel like it. And it makes a LOT for my two-person home.

And although the grocery cost can be quite a bit higher than a sushi dinner for two, I really can make like ten times as much food or more.

The one thing Super G Mart NEVER has (as far as I've seen) is Sea Urchin Roe.
They have plenty of other kinds of roe- smelt, salmon, cod, flying fish, etc, but no Uni.

And, unfortunately, Uni is my favorite.

Does anyone know of ANY markets or shops in Greensboro (or triad area, for that matter) that sells it?
Do they sell it at Super G and I just am not privy to the secret of its locale?

I am willing to make a short drive for a whole tray of Uni for less than $20, so if it's outside of the 'boro, I'm cool with that.

But really, this is the one thing I would love to make at home. I actually crave it every now and then and would love to be able to buy it from one of the asian markets around here, if anyone sells it.

I just thought I'd ask around here, in case anyone's stumbled onto some nearby.

:)

  1. DreamCyn Jan 18, 2012 12:05 PM

    I know I can get it online, CatalinaOp and the like, but with shipping, that comes out to like $40, which isn't worth it to me for a tiny tray, which is why I'm looking for a local place.

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