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05/08/2013 01:22 pm ET Updated Jul 08, 2013

13 Great Sea Urchin Dishes To Try In Los Angeles - Eater Maps - Eater LA

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In past years, the lowly sea urchin had been relegated to a small portion of local sushi shops and the Japanese export market. Recently, more chefs and restaurants are adding sea urchin, or uni, on menus, giving the spiny ocean floor dweller the limelight via pasta, toasts, and composed dishes. It's easy to find pretty great uni at local sushi bars, but this list is about using sea urchin in more creative ways. With convenient sourcing from the Pacific Ocean, LA's local uni is considered some of the best in the world, giving Angelenos a reason to celebrate this delicacy. Herein, Eater presents 13 Great Sea Urchin Dishes to Try in Los Angeles.

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