One of my favorite things in the world are Balinese “Hollow Pyramid” sea salt crystals because they are unlike any other sea salt in the world. Truly. They have a very delicate, subtle salt flavor, a slight sweetness with a bright fast finish. And not only do these little morsels taste amazing, they are a visual delight too!
These coarse grain crystals are a naturally occurring product of the cool, windy days marking the end of monsoon rains. They are very fragile and are gently scooped from the surface of the brine to dry in the exposed wind and sun. How the salt crystals form into large hollow, delicate 4-sided pyramids are an unknown phenomenon. When the local Balinese are asked how and why, they simply respond, TAKSU…. By the hand of God.
I love to sprinkle these on dishes as a garnish or grand accent. Rarity is to be respected.