May 31, 2009

La.Pi.S # 50 : pearlySHELLS



Sea Urchins are aboundant in La Union, more particularly in the town of Balaoan. The said town has a dedicated culture site, yup! is a fish pen for sea urchins.

i don't like this seafood. its too salty for me, its like drinking sea water. we just simmer this on boiling water for about 5 minutes and crack its shell with a knife. its pearly roe is the most prized one and the most delicious part.

Photo(s) herein is/are captured using Canon Powershot A580 last 24th of May 2009 at the Bacnotan Public Market, Bacnotan, La Union.

Have a great day ka-Lasang-Pinoy :D

kisses

11 comments:

luna miranda said...

i loveeee sea urchin, eaten raw. the japanese call it uni. i convinced a foreign client to eat uni sashimi---he said it looks like brains (hahaha) but when he tried it, he liked it!

Mirage said...

I bet they're costly too! Never tried yet but would love it as uni sashimi! ;)

raquel said...

me,too, i love sea urchin raw! and they are very salty but really good! i didn't know they have a farn in la union. are the expensive?

ces said...

this is something i haven't tried too...a bit scared to eat it raw but this is one challenge for me now!:)

Pacey said...

Oooppsss...I think it's best to dunk it with real vinegar with plus plus on it. Really takes away a bit of the salty taste. Try it.

julie said...

My eldest daughter loves sea urchins although we have to tell her when my late FIL ate a bunch of it, he was brought to Heart Center :(

Pinky said...

Now this is something I have yet to try... thanks for sharing!

MUSHROOMSfromHOME said...

love the foto, especially the one that was sliced open. did not know how it looks inside. would like to try uni sashimi too.

Mommy Jac said...

I love this food, uni here in Japan. btw I hope we can exlinks sana kk lang ba? let me know ha!!!

Manang said...

When I was in college and we went to Miag-ao, Iloilo for zoology field trip, my teacher ate this raw...sarap na sarap sya! I tasted it, but I could not take it! Maybe it is an acquired taste.

Jescel said...

I remember the time when I was in Camotes. We rose up early coz we knew it was low tide, and people were harvesting sea urchins. They were eating them on the sea shore. They were so sweet and fresh and yummy!

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