Uni Salt

Seller: Tentatsu
Producer: Tentatsu
ID: 84
Enhance any dish with the lingering aroma of uni.
¥ 1,944
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Uni salt is a byproduct of the uni extract-making process of Fukui's Echizen area. "Uni" is the Japanese word for the edible part of sea urchin. This seasoning has been treasured for ages thanks to the unique sweetness and strong fragrance of uni that spreads across the palate with one taste. Made from pure Bafun uni extract, the simplicity of this salt suits it for a number of uses. Delicious as a luxurious furikake sprinkled over rice or white-fish sashimi or a finisher for soups or pasta, this salt offers an expanding aroma as soon as the lid is removed from any dish that makes use of its characteristic taste. Popular as a rimming salt in upscale mixology, uni salt suits wines just as well as nihonshu. There is no other seasoning like it.
Dietary Restrictions
  • Gluten-free
  • Pescetarian
Common Allergens
  • Eggs
  • Shellfish
Technical Details
  • Product weight: 30 gr
  • Product height: 1 cm
  • Product width: 9 cm
  • Product length: 15 cm
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Region
Uni Salt is produced in Fukui prefecture.
Producer
Tentatsu
Fukui Prefecture
As the oldest uni merchant in Japan, Tentatsu devotes itself even today to a philosophy of honor and craft in products made to please a lord. The multi-century history of Tentatsu is intimately tied to that of Fukui, Echizen, and the feudal lords of Matsutaira who once presided over it. As an official merchant of the domain, the company was crowned Tenno-ya (King of Heaven's Shop) in 1804, with a goal of producing a long-lasting uni product for wartime. This mission led to Tentatsu's original invention and famed product: salt-stored uni. The company's current title hails from the nickname "Tentatsu", given in the Meiji era, and its shio uni products are neatly wrapped in a reproduced map of Fukui castle dating from the Edo period.