Only in season from early Summer to Autumn (ending October)
What's so special about this Uni?
If you've read about our Ginjiro Premium Special Uni, this Uni also came highly recommended by an Uni vendor who worked at the Uni auction for 10 over years.
So which is better? The Rishiri Murasaki or the Ginjiro Premium Special? They are both of the same grade/level and are equally well-loved by Uni vendors and sushi chefs everywhere. The difference in price is solely because they are from two entirely different companies.
The only difference is that this comes from the Rishiri Island - the island in Hokkaido that's most famous for Kombu and Uni in the whole of Japan.
Every Tom, Dick and Harry tells you their Uni is from Hokkaido but the only one that matters is the one from Rishiri Island. It's important to note that the best Uni feed on Kombu - and hear this: Rishiri Island has the best Kombu.
It is also important to note that just because somebody tells you that their Uni is from Rishiri Island, it doesn't necessarily mean that they are the best of the best because 1. Uni still has to be sorted according to grades 2. Only grade A Uni fetches a high price at the Uni Auction 3. Because they are so great and almostcomparable to the Hadate/Higashizawa Uni, they are usually snapped up before they could even get sold at the main market.
Only Rishiri Island Uni will bear a Rishiri Island logo sticker. Please check.
Like the Ginjiro Premium Special Uni, these are A LOT creamier and are a lot firmer than the rest of the other Murasaki Uni. Similar to the Higashizawa/Hadate.
You really get what you pay for with this and we're happy to share that some of our customers who got this reallyenjoyed it.
Why are seasonal Uni better? Uni that are in season are much sweeter, creamier and just all round better. Uni that isn't in season are spawning (giving birth), which means that they would be passing on all their nutrients to their babies, resulting in a Uni that isn't as sweet as one that is in season.
Why is yours better? We have been working with the vendors at Tsukiji Market for over 15 years now. Gaining access to the Uni auction just means that we get first dibs on the best quality Uni for the day at the best price range. Everything else then gets passed on to the Uni vendors at the Tsukiji Market and all around the world after the auction.
What grade is your Uni? Grade A. Not all Uni get to be in the Uni auction, only Uni of Grade A gets into the auction.
Air-flown from Japan, directly from Tsukiji Market
Imported upon order only
The Murasaki Uni is also known as the Shiro Uni (Shiro = White but is a lot more yellow than 'white'. Unlike its cousin (the Bafun Uni), Murasaki Uni looks more yellow/brown while the Bafun is a shade of dark orange.
By order only; air-flown items will be flown in every Tuesdays & Fridays (unless otherwise stated), please place order at least 3 days prior to your preferred Tuesday/Friday.