Zubair and I had uni on the mind.
“Sea urchins…to eat?” he responded. He looked skeptical, but said that if we gave him an hour, he could go back in the ocean and bring some back.
“How many you need?“
“Oh, well, um, two, three?“
It was spectacular. The spines on the sea urchins were whirring around like crazy. I attempted to pick one up (very stupid) and the fisherman immediately yelled at me to stop. Apparently once the spines poke into your skin, they break off easily and you can’t pull it out of your skin without breaking. Oh, and there’s poison too. Good thing he stopped me!
There were five pieces of uni in each sea urchin. We picked them out and slurped them down, on the beach, under the sun. The only thing to make that moment more perfect was a hot bowl of white rice, heheheh ^_^
…and two. I wanted to take better upclose photos, but it was hard as our fingers were covered in slime ;) We ate about six sea urchins (or, thirty pieces of uni), and then we could take no more. I never thought the day would come where I’d say “no” to more uni! We offered some to people on the beach, but they were rather skeptical and turns us down. What a shame, haha.