May be enjoyed raw but is more often used for adding creamy texture and umami flavor to soups, sauces and pastas
Ocean-fresh taste with slightly bitter finish and melty, ultra-soft texture
Not recommend for high end sushi presentations due to melty consistency
Size: 16 oz
Vana (C-Grade) is uni that doesn’t fall into a Gold or Premium category. It is dark yellow or orange, or may even appear brown in color. Uni pieces may be intact but are mostly broken. Vana offers a slightly bitter, almost nutty flavor and ultra-soft consistency. For this reason, it is not recommended for sushi presentations. Vana may still be enjoyed raw, but because of its melty texture it is often used in pastas, soups, and sauces as a thickener and to create desirable umami flavor.