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Bakudan at Hecho San Francisco

Savory Sight: Bakudan

Japanese gets creative with this high-concept dish of sea urchin, shrimp, salmon roe, quail egg, and fermented soy that Yoo Eatz recently discovered.


Oishiiiiiiii!! A few months ago, I grabbed drinks and dinner after work with a good friend at Hecho. We were intrigued by the restaurant's izakaya-meets-tequila bar concept, and we were not disappointed. The highlight of the meal was a dish called bakudan, meaning "bomb," and boy was it an explosion of flavors. The artfully constructed dish contained uni (sea urchin), amaebi (raw shrimp), ikura (salmon roe), uzura (raw quail egg), and natto (fermented soy bean) that you briskly stir into a delicious soup, roll up in a rectangle of roasted nori, and munch away for a beautiful bite of the sea.

Hoping to expand your palate? Check out her blog for more adventurous eating — then share your creations with us in our Savory Sights community group!

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luckyduckyy luckyduckyy 5 years
I love fish. And I've never tried raw egg... I think I'd like this :)
Nancy-Einhart Nancy-Einhart 5 years
Wow that looks intense. Brave of you to order it!
Gabriela-Une-Vie-Saine Gabriela-Une-Vie-Saine 5 years
I'm strangely intrigued by this dish. I think I'd be okay with eating everything except the raw egg- definitely adventurous!
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