Toronto’s Kosher sushi enthusiasts often come to us for tuna rolls because they are so familiar with the fish from other situations. After all, as Jerry Seinfeld once said to Elaine, “The whole concept of lunch is based on tuna.”
Tuna’s taste is strong but simple. This is in part due to the fact that it carries so little fat. Unfortunately, though, when it is served in sandwiches or in other styles that are more suited to Western diets, it is often eaten with mayonnaise, potato chips, or other unhealthy additions. This is in large part to compensate for its simplicity.
Tuna rolls give kosher sushi eaters the opportunity to enjoy the taste of tuna but to have it complemented by healthier flavors than are used in standard western fare. These ingredients run the gamut from cucumber, avocado, and lettuce to things like onion soy vinaigrette, crab mixes, and asparagus. It is also sometimes combined with salmon, another popular fish in Western diets. Wasabi and soy sauce are commonly used as condiments with this dish.
Tuna rolls are typically eaten in the middle of meals. Lighter white fish normally come before them while things like Spanish mackerel, sea urchin, and salmon roe may come after it.
Many health benefits come from tuna rolls. The tuna itself is high in protein without including the fat that so commonly comes with so many other sources of protein. Depending on the other items that you choose to get in your tuna roll, they can also be a source of countless other vitamins and minerals.
Customers who are new to kosher sushi often like to use tuna rolls as a transition to it because it gives them the opportunity to have something familiar along with all of the new flavors. Why not come by our restaurant in Toronto and try one of these rolls yourself?