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
What is the difference between this and the other Murasaki Uni? Narabi = Straight, in a row. Bara = woven, uneven. Bara Uni is simply a box of Uni that are of the same grade but the pieces of Uni are not uniform in size in one box. However sizes of the Uni don't differ all that much (they are grade A, afterall). Narabi Uni contains Uni that are of almost uniform sizes.
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.