One of the most popular types of kosher sushi is the California roll. This is true not only in Toronto but throughout North America.
California rolls originated in California in the 1960s and have exploded in popularity since then. Today, they are considered a type of fusion cuisine, meaning that people take a type of cuisine associated with a particular country or region and tailor it to cater to the tastes of local residents. The most significant change that was made was that it was the first time that sushi was made inside-out. Because Americans didn’t like the taste of the nori, or seaweed, sushi chef Ichiro Mashita rolled it inside-out, putting rice and a garnish on the exterior and leaving the nori in the middle.
In kosher sushi, California rolls are especially popular because they give those who strictly adhere to kosher diets the opportunity to enjoy something that is very similar to crab, which is forbidden under traditional Jewish law. The texture, shape, and color of the imitation crab meat that is used to make these rolls are remarkably similar to the real thing. That makes this meal very appealing to Jewish lovers of seafood.
Other ingredients in California rolls include cucumber and avocado, as well as rice and seaweed, which are standard in Japanese rolls. We can also cover the rice with tobiko, masago, or sesame seeds to add additional flavor. If you would like us to provide you with California rolls for an event, we can also swap the avocado for either mango or banana, which is commonly done in some countries in which sushi has been adapted to meet local tastes.
If you want some of the best kosher sushi in Toronto, be sure to come by and try one of our delicious California rolls.