Sea hedgehog – another must-try dish when traveling to Phu Quoc


Sea urchin or sea hedgehog is another must-try dish when traveling to Phu Quoc. There are some variations of cooking sea urchin such as steam, soup or raw salad… The popular way of cooking sea urchin is grilling. Sea urchin is cleaned and roasted over charcoal fire until you can smell the aroma. Salt and lime juice is added . You can even try a bit mustard and eat it raw with some mug of beer. The raw salad is made by adding some lime juice and mustard on newly-caught sea urchins and then being served with mustard greens.

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something you may not know – Sea hedgehog nutrition facts

Once you see the spiny body of a sea urchin, the last thing you might want to do is get close enough to touch it, let alone eat it. Sea urchins, however, are edible. In fact, the uni, or soft tissues of the sea creature, are a delicacy, according to the Pacific Urchin Harvesters Association. The meat of the sea urchin is also quite nutritious.
Sea Urchin Basics

A 100-gram portion of sea urchins, which is equal to about 3.5 ounces, contains 119 calories and very little fat. The fat that a serving of sea urchins does contain is almost all unsaturated fat. For example, there are 1.75 grams of polyunsaturated fat in a serving of sea urchins. Eating polyunsaturated fats in place of saturated fats, such as those found in a burger, can help lower your overall cholesterol level. Sea urchins also contain omega-3 fatty acids, which can help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of an abnormal heart beat.

Sea Urchin via Phu Quoc Xanh

3 way to enjoy sea urchin

In Vietnam, Sea Urchins usually live in Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan, Binh Thuan and Phu Quoc beaches. There are many ways to create food from Vietnamese Sea Urchins as eat alive with green field cabbage, mustard sauce, cooking with rice soup or grilled it with spring onion. Now I will introduce 3 dishes which cook with this amazing ingredient.

Sea Urchins with Rice Soup:

This dish is really tasty and healthy. Many people, who tasted it thinks that this seafood is an amazing gift from the Sea to Human. It is really easy to cook. However, you only have the best Sea Urchins with rice soup when you get fresh sea urchins. There are many meat and eggs inside sea urchins. Using knife or spoon to separate meat and eggs out of it, embalm with multi flavor. After that, you fry it on pan from 1 or 2 minutes. Next, pour it all into the boiling rice soup, taste it again and enjoy your delicious dish.

Eating Sea Urchins alive:

Like other Vietnamese Street Food, we have one really simply process to make it. Most people eat it with green field cabbage and mustard sauce or just enjoy it with salt pepper lemon sauce. After catch sea urchins, you separate it in half and clean it. Get the meat into the bowl, add a little lemon and mustard sauce, stir recently and enjoy with green filed cabbage. With someone who cannot use mustard, they can use salt pepper lemon sauce instead.

Sea Urchin via My tour 

Grilled Sea Urchins with Spring Onion:

Who fall in love with grilled seafood, they cannot skip this delicious dish. Its process is really quick but it can bring an amazing taste ever. After you clean this seafood, separate it in haft by scissors put a little olive oil and spring onion. Next, you grill till it turns to yellow color with amazing aroma. Add a little salt pepper lemon sauce to make dish more taste and flavor.

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