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Finding Uni in London

UK2004 Jan 28, 2013 09:55 AM

Looking for uni for a pasta dish, anyone know suppliers in London, they gave it in Atari ya but asking 23 pounds for one hundred grams, I need sixty grams per portion.

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    Theresa RE: UK2004 Jan 29, 2013 02:35 AM

    I don't understand the question ...

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      PhilD RE: Theresa Jan 30, 2013 03:47 AM

      Uni = Sea Urchin Roe

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        zuriga1 RE: PhilD Jan 30, 2013 05:07 AM

        I wrote that here this morning, but for some reason the reply did not appear on screen, I hope this one does. I asked my resident Japanese expert. He comes in so handy at times.

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          Theresa RE: PhilD Jan 30, 2013 05:16 AM

          Thanks - the word "uni" threw me - thought it was being used as an abbreviation for university!

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        klyeoh RE: UK2004 Jan 31, 2013 01:34 AM

        Have you tried asking at a Japanese supermarket, e.g. Arigato at Brewer St, Soho - they might be able to help:

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          YSL RE: UK2004 Jan 31, 2013 02:38 AM

          Don't any of the larger Asian supermarkets like Wing Yip sell it at their fish counter? I know it's a bit out of the way and would need preparing, but other than going to Billingsgate Fish market, that's the only other place I can think of?

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            lacemaker RE: UK2004 Jan 31, 2013 03:19 AM

            I've seen it for sale from time to time at the borough markets - fresh and whole rather than packaged. I'd try other upscale fishmongers, but failing that you might get rpeserved at a Japanese supermarket, though I can't recall ever having seen it there.

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              UK2004 RE: lacemaker Feb 1, 2013 01:59 PM

              Sorry to those confused, should of said sea urchin roe! They do have it in Atari ya but twenty three pound for hundred grams is punchy, am trying to find an alternative sauce.

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                PhilD RE: UK2004 Feb 1, 2013 04:32 PM

                It's a very expensive ingredient even in countries it is common so you may find it tricky to find it cheaper in the UK as its so specialist.

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