Sea urchin roe, known as uni 雲丹 in Japanese, is one of those foods which tends to divide people very sharply between those who love it and those who hate it. If you're in the latter group, you probably wouldn't be interested in a new product featuring it, but if you're among those who just love the flavor bursting with umami, the subtle combination of brine and sweetness, and the creamy, melt-in-your-mouth texture of uni, you may be interested in what we're about to tell you here.

Hokkaido Loco Farm Village are known for their Unishōyu 雲丹醤油, an uni soy sauce which has sold over 100,000 units and won the Grand Prix at the 10th Anniversary Seasonings Championship held by the Japan Vegetable Sommelier Association, the 2020 Japan Gift Awards and the Gold Prize at the 2020 Monde Selection.

With that track record, it's a safe bet that their latest product will be worth trying too.

Uni Bagna Càuda

Taking inspiration from the popular Italian dish bagna càuda, this new proposal from Hokkaido Loco Farm Village is delicious, versatile and sure to please uni-lovers.

There are three good reasons to buy Uni Bagna Càuda:


Drawing on their previous success, they made ample use of their proprietary uni paste which is the base ingredient for their award-winning Unishōyu. The full flavor of uni comes out with every bite.

Collaboration with a historic soy sauce brewery

To make Uni Bagna Càuda, they collaborated with a soy sauce brewer with a 75-year history in Hokkaido.

Matches your daily cooking style

You can use it as a dip for your vegetables, either hot or cold:

You can use it by itself or blended with other ingredients to make a delicious sauce for your pasta dishes:

You can spread it on toasts or as a base for bruschetta:

Of course, those are just a few suggestions. You can also use it dressings in a ramen salad, pork shabushabu salad or a seafood variant of chicken babanji salad.

Product Information

  • Name (JP): 雲丹のバーニャカウダ
  • Name (EN): Uni Bagna Càuda
  • Price: 1,000 JPY + tax
  • Volume: 120 grams (4.23 oz)
  • Shelf life: 1 year
  • Availability: Product page

By - Ben K.