Sushi - Sushi Info (Sushi Facts) - California Sushi Roll
California Sushi Roll
dawn of the fusion sushi era
sushi roll, or simply California roll was invented in Los Angeles,
in the late 70's and is considered a big
leap in sushi culture. It is also credited for spreading the popularity
of sushi in
the western world. Until the California roll
was invented, most sushi rarely utilized ingredients that were foreign
Japanese cuisine. It was also out of the question to use imitation crab
cuisine that concentrated on using the best seafood possible.
was the perfect substitute for
people unfamiliar to raw fish. Imitation crab, which is steamed ground
of white fish) with crab juice, does not have a fishy flavor, and it
raw food, while the avocado accented it with the oily texture that many
have. They are both rolled with the rice inside or outside, however the
roll or uramaki was used more
frequently to conceal the nori,
was not appetizing for many western customers.
The roll basically consists of
imitation crab, and julienne Japanese cucumbers. The cucumbers were
neutralize the overpowering aromas of Avocado, which may have been a
sushi chefs in the early days, but 30 years later, it is now being used
several types of sushi rolls.
California Roll has definitely started
a new “Fusion” trend in the sushi culture (also called "California Sushi"
in Japan). It was a groundbreaking success, and many new ingredients and
combinations of fish were beginning to be seen in sushi bars.
It proved that multiple main ingredients can be used for one sushi and utilize non-Japanese condiments as well. Now there
are a plethora of sushi rolls existing; too many that it is difficult
a complete list for. However, nothing can beat the simplicity of the California
roll and the
way it revolutionized the sushi world.