Well, it does. Same texture too. Loved the flavor..but for me, it's hard to get past the color and then the feel of it in my mouth. It's a delicacy..it's expensive...and it's also the gonads of the sea urchin. Who knew? I stepped on a sea urchin once..it was the day after I got stung by a scorpion. Good times.
We had one fabulous sushi meetup at Akebono on Freeport Blvd in Sacramento. My non-raw-fish-eating husband even tried some sashimi!
Anyhoo...I wrote about it over at the food forums if you want to read more. I think the others will chime in too. It's under dining experiences. We always have such a great time...lots of laughs and great food. I will become a regular at Akebono.
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