Please make note of our 3 Strikes Rule (http://www.meetup.com/pleasurepalate/pages/Attendance_Policies_and_3_Strikes_Rule/) before RSVP-ing to this event. Canceling your RSVP within 24 hours or not showing up at the event without contacting the Organizer ahead of time will result in a strike. (Besides its lame (http://watchdog.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2013/01/LameDuck1.jpg) to cancel out last minute)
THIS IS A SECOND TABLE OF FOUR HOSTED BY SUNNY, SAME DATE AND TIME AS THE FIRST TABLE. WAITLISTERS FROM THE FIRST TABLE WERE ADDED TO THIS TABLE.
I'm not a club goer, but for the Maruhide Uni Club (http://www.maruhide.us/uni_club/), I'll make an exception. If you're into uni, you should check this place out. Every morning Maruhide sends a fleet of ships from San Pedro to the Central Coast north of Santa Barbara, to catch sea urchins (as well as sea cucumbers), which are then transported to its Long Beach plant where the "roe" (really, the gonads) are extracted by hand and packaged. The North American "red sea urchins" are large in size and very sweet compared to Japanese Bafun Uni.
This Torrance restaurant is the factory outlet for this Japanese sea urchin wholesaler which serves both domestic and Asian markets. You can even purchase uni and other sea products to go.
Uni Cream Pasta
Here's what the Yelpers (http://www.yelp.com/biz/maruhide-uni-club-torrance), LA Times (http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-dd-scouting-report-maruhide-uni-club-in-torrance-20130613-story.html), and Tasting Table (http://www.tastingtable.com/entry_detail/la/14178/Maruhide_Uni_Club_is_your_source_for_fresh_sea_urchin.htm) think about this temple of uni. Besha Rodell of the LA Weekly (http://www.laweekly.com/2014-02-27/eatdrink/maruhide-uni-club-review-uni-uni-and-more-uni/) has a weird take on the texture and flavor of uni, "It's like having sexual relations with the ocean."
WHAT YOU MUST KNOW:
Please don't be late. You can order your own items but what's the point of that? Sharing is encouraged. That said, you will be responsible for paying for all food items that you order including your own beverages.
Please bring cash to settle your bill.
There is a large parking lot in front.
I will email all attendees my cell number the night before the dinner, so that I can be contacted if you arrive before I do, or are running late, or are lost.
We gonna party like it's your birthday!!