Well-known for its exceptional natural sweetness and salty ocean flavour, sea urchin is arguably the “edible gold” of the sea, with its yellow-orange roe that lies under the sharp spines. From March to mid-June, Cafe will be dazzling seafood lovers with a mouth-watering array of sea urchin favourites and inspired dishes, prepared by Chef de Cuisine Chung Wai Yau.
To pamper diners with this world-class delicacy, Chef has meticulously chosen Red Sea Urchin harvested on the British Columbia coast of Canada. Given its moderate climate and unpolluted habitat, the Canadian sea urchin is often larger in size; meaty and creamily opulent.
One of the most popular ways to enjoy sea urchin is by eating it fresh in sushi. Head to the Japanese section, where sea urchin temaki and sea urchin gunkan sushi are served to order. Patrons can sample the distinctive taste of this marine treasure which delivers a rich flavour that encapsulates the very essence of the ocean.
The smoothness and creaminess of sea urchin is also highly delectable when savoured as a sauce. The sea urchin in white wine cream sauce is available at the live poached Boston lobster station, where guests will enjoy the succulent lobster with this appealing topping. Other scrumptious dishes include sea urchin with steamed egg white, in which the steamed egg has a custard-like texture and delicate taste from umami of dried kelp and bonito stock. Alternatively, the fried rice with sea urchin, tobiko and barbecued pork is equally tempting, as the fine raw sea urchin sits atop the slightly chewy fried rice with crunchy tobiko and barbecued pork, offering a range of textures in every bite.
No dinner would be complete without alluring desserts. Pastry Chef Gary Lau has created an enchanting sea urchin ice-cream with yuzu ginger, in which the raw sea urchin is placed on top of a velvety blend of milk, cream and urchin roe, with a touch of yuzu ginger syrup, elevating its sweet yet fresh flavours.
The all-day restaurant Cafe also serves an impressive range of freshly made delicacies from different live cooking stations, ranging from freshly sliced sashimi and sushi, teppanyaki foie gras and tempura, a fine selection of fresh pastas and pizzas to authentic curries and fresh naan breads, an array of Western antipasti, salads, cold cuts, seafood on ice, as well as homemade desserts.