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Sep 5, 2008 07:01 PM

Crunchy California Roll - VANCOUVER

I have a friend who is searching for a crunchy cali roll - either tempura flash fried or just rolled in tempura flakes....any suggestions?

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  1. I have had tempura flaked rolls at Saki Maki (Commercial Dr), The Eatery (Kits), Tanpopo (West End) and a bunch of other places.

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    1. re: fmed

      Look for the word "crunch" on the item - this usually indicates tempura flakes. eg, at The Eatery...not a personal favorite restaurant, I might add....the crunchy cali roll is called Captain Crunch.

    2. Minato Sushi at Oak & Broadway has the "Minato Roll" which has crab, cucumber and tempura bits with a light teriyaki sauce. I don't think it includes avocado but I'm sure you could request something like what you're looking for.

      1. Kaide Sushi does a "tempura" roll but it's done with Cornflakes! It's really crunchy and quite tasty if completely unique!

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        1. re: starlady

          And I thought Ajisai in Kerrisdale was the only place doing a tempura roll with cornflakes, starlady! They don't have a deepfryer, hence the creativity, but this place has really excellent sushi all round. Just be prepared for a wait, as it is very busy...

          1. re: grayelf

            Good to know thanks!! Kaide doesn't have a deepfryer either.

        2. Kadoya on Davie does a very nice tempura flash fried California roll.