Thursday, October 07, 2021

The purple uni soba incident at Healthy Soba IKI

Healthy Soba IKI, uni soba

This happened at an event by Healthy Soba IKI where they brought in purple uni for their soba and a bunch of wines to pair their food with. If anyone was wondering, only the spines of the sea urchin are purple. The gonads are still yellow.

Healthy Soba IKI, duck rillette

The event also included a bunch of normally off the menu items like duck rillette......

Healthy Soba IKI, buckwheat burrata

......and burrata with toasted buckwheat and Kampot pepper. There only other toppings on this besides those were some thinly sliced negi, salt and EVOO. The nutty toasted buckwheat were very good pairing with the burrata. 

Healthy Soba IKI, foie gras

We tried some creamy slices of chilled foie gras with balsamic vinegar glaze.

Healthy Soba IKI, uni soba
Healthy Soba IKI, uni soba

The main event was the chilled purple uni soba. Soba was topped with lemon zest, EVOO, strips of nori and shirasu. So the flavours were umami and refreshing at the same time. Because of the zest, the flavour had more intensity than their regular lemon soba.

Healthy Soba IKI, uni soba

We ordered some cheeses. Again, something that's not on the regular menu. There's Comte and....I don't know what's the other two but they were creamy and stinky so I liked them.

Healthy Soba IKI, wine

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