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cucumber wrapped sushi

I'm looking for a particular kind of sushi roll. I've had it up in NY under the name "Canadian Roll," but I haven't found anything like it in this area.

The roll is just avocado and crab stick, no rice. Instead of nori, they use thin sheets of cucumber to wrap it, then it is served with a sweet vinegar sauce.

Has anyone had this in this area or seen it on the menu? I'm from Ellicott City, but I'm willing to travel around for it. I'm often both north of Baltimore and down in NoVa.

Thanks for the help.

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  1. My wife and I have had it at Yin Yankee in Annapolis actually. Pretty good. We have a favorite up here in Owings Mills - Edo Sushi and Edo Mae that has excellent sushi and may have it. Although I have my favorites I always get, I've never asked them if they do. It may be worth a call. Yin Yankee is a pretty cool place, and they have some good entrees as well, plus the downtown Annapolis area is pretty nice to stroll around and check out. Might be worth a trip. Good luck.

    1. I have learned that if you sit at the sushi bar, make nice with the chef, toss a few bucks into the tip basket and ask for it, they'll make it. Cucumber and crab stick are common ingredients at all sushi restuarants, and even if it's not on the menu they'll try to accommodate.

      1. Tokyo Sushi in Glen Burnie (in a strip mall off of Rte 2 on 177, or Mountain Road) makes this. It's divine, as is the rest of their sushi. :) I think they have best sushi I've eaten in Baltimore or DC.

        1. Minato, on North Charles St in Baltimore, will do it as a special request.

          1. Chui's Sushi in HarborEast near the Whole Foods has several cucumber wrapped, no rice rolls.

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            1. Niwano Hana in Rockville has it

              1. I think you're referring to a specific dish typically called Kani Su. It's usually under the appetizers at many sushi restaurants. I don't know of specific places that serve it in DC but you might want to start by looking here:


                1. I live in S Carolina, and here we have a restaurant that serves a version of this
                  in a martini glass, A really attractive and easy app.
                  To make a single serving use
                  4 tablespoons of rice wine vinegar
                  1-tablespoon sugar
                  1 tablespoon salt
                  mix above and dissolve (you can add a piece or two of minced pickled ginger too)
                  peel, seed and thinly slice cucumber and avacado, use as much as you would like,
                  the cucumber is better if allowed to marinate for about an hour in sauce
                  cut 3 to 4 pieces of crab in half
                  Assemble in glass
                  You can also sprinkle with sesame seeds

                  1. Crab stick? Really? That's like dressing a dog in a tuxedo.
                    It's the hotdog of Japanese food.