Cucumber rolls, known as “kappa” or “kappamaki” in Japan, are among the most popular types of sushi rolls in Japan. Kosher sushi enthusiasts here in Toronto also enjoy them, especially vegetarians.
Kappa rolls are typically served in their simplest form, involving just the cucumber itself along with rice and seaweed. They are wrapped in the traditional way, so the seaweed serves as the outside cover. Because they are so simple, they are seldom eaten as a full meal. Instead, they are most often served either as appetizers or hor d’oeuvres. For our lunch customers, many offices that order individual rolls for each of their employees also order a couple of kappa rolls to be shared among everyone.
Of course, while these kosher sushi rolls are typically served simply, we would also be happy to customize them by including other ingredients as well. One of the most popular combinations with cucumber is imitation crab legs. This option makes them more substantial, and you could have this as your main course. Another popular addition to cucumber rolls is cream cheese. The two flavors complement each other nicely and are sometimes combined with spicy tuna to create a delectable dish sure to please just about any palate. For vegetarians looking to spruce up the rolls, other options include asparagus and lettuce.
Kappa rolls can be a great selection as part of your kosher sushi offerings at parties or major events. They are well-suited to feature in the early part of the event to allow people to have a small snack or to be part of a larger platter that includes more substantial sushi rolls.
Why not try adding a cucumber roll to your next order from Kosher Sushi here in Toronto? You may well find that you have a new addition to your standard sushi fare.