Uni – Tokyo

There is talk about what are the best uni, and hands down the best are from Hokkaido. There are two types of uni that you can get from Hokkaido, ‘Ezo-Bafun’ and ‘Kita-Murasaki’, which are recognized as being especially tasty. Despite the name, ‘Bafun’ which means ‘horse dung‘, is very rich in flavor and generally fetches a price as much as $500/box with as few as 10 boxes of this quality reaching the Tokyo market.