Aka Rishiri 赤利尻is one of the best if not, the best bafun uni produced in Japan. Aka 赤 is the term “Red” which is the highest grading for uni. Rishiri 利尻 is a high island in the Sea of Japan off the coast of Hokkaido. Due to the surrounding nutrients rich water in the region, the kelp that thrives in the area known asRishiri kombu 利尻昆布 is one of the best in Japan. The same quality kelp (kombu) is also the main diet of the sea urchins that home to the area. Therefore, the quality of uni in the region is well known in Japan.
Due to strict environmental protection regulation. The sea urchin harvesting activity in the area can only be from June to end of August. The best tasting period for Rishiri uni is mid-July according to uni professionals. Since the raw material harvesting is weather dependent, grading and assembling is also a time consuming process. Therefore, it is not a product that is available on a day to day basis. The best way to secure one of these delicacy is by pre ordering.
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