When I worked at a popular sushi chain-restaurant, I was lucky enough to try a wide variety of different hosomaki, uramaki and temaki.
During my lunch, these are a few of the Japanese-style rolls that kept me going through a busy shift:
Spicy Tuna Mini Inside Out Roll
This roll contains raw tuna and spring onion, and is wrapped in layers of toasted seaweed (nori) and sticky rice sprinkled with chives.
Salmon and Avocado Uramaki
The coupling of salmon and avocado is something of a staple in sushi kitchens. It's like the ham and cheese sandwich of Japan.
I really love salmon and avocado rolls because they're simple to make, and with a generous helping of Japanese mayonaise - they taste delicious and creamy.
My favorite sushi roll of all time
It's tough picking a favorite sushi roll of al time - but I guess I'd have to go for a Soft-shell crab temaki.
Each restaurant does them slightly differently, but here's what I'd fill my cone-shaped seaweed wrap with:
- sticky rice
- soft shell crab tempura (the shell on these tasty crabs is so soft you can easily bite through it).
- citrus-infused tobiko fish roe
- pickled radish
- sweet chilli mayonaise