one of these things is not like the other…

mmmm.  Clam cream:

i don’t usually do this kind of thing

Manfriend and I decided to have a Saturday lunch date with our mini me in tow.   FYI Koto has mozzy sticks if you have a short person to keep happy while you chow down on Koto awesomeness.   Manfriend went for a typical steak dinner.   I went for a salmon teryiaki bento box.   We were both craving raw oysters but our server said it would be pretty awesome of us to try out uni (or ooni..I can’t remember.)

What you see above is Uni.   What is UNI?  Well via a google search:

Uni (oo-nee) is the Japanese name for the edible part of the Sea Urchin. While colloquially referred to as the roe (eggs), uni is actually the animal’s gonads (which produce the milt or roe). Uni ranges in color from rich gold to light yellow, and has a creamy consistency that some love and is off-putting to others

Yup.   I ate gonads.   Meh.  The funny thing is uni tasted NOTHING like raw oysters and was actually a little more expensive.   It wasn’t awful, it just wasn’t my fave.

 

Have you ever tried uni or another adventurous dish?