Living sea urchins don’t look appetizing at all – what with their scary looking spines. But mind you, sea urchins or “tuyom” as they are locally known are actually considered culinary delicacies in many parts of the world. In fact, a kilo of sea urchin roe fetches hundreds of dollars.
So when I spotted some fishermen selling fresh sea urchins for sale at White Island, Camiguin, I just had to get some! They were selling them for Php 50.00 (about US$1.50) for 3 pieces. Ate them raw with coco vinegar. Yum!
Have you tried eating sea urchins? Let me know in the comments section 🙂
Meanwhile, here are some shots taken at White Island, Camiguin. Planning to visit this beautiful island in Mindanao?