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california rolls,born in van?

howlin Sep 4, 2010 04:58 PM

heard a vicious rumor that cali rolls were a van invention ,tis true?

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    vandan RE: howlin Sep 4, 2010 05:21 PM

    well partly true as local folklore goes , as Tojo claims to have invented the "inside outside" roll of which the cali roll is

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      vandan RE: vandan Sep 4, 2010 06:55 PM

      edit, the folklore is not regarding if Tojo actually said vit, i saw him on tv claiming it, it is regarding the truthfullness of the claim

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        fmed RE: vandan Sep 5, 2010 12:24 AM

        (Not that Wikipedia entries are any more reliable than Tojo's own claims): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Californ...

        "In the 1960s, Los Angeles became the entry point for sushi chefs from Japan seeking to make their fortune in the United States. The Tokyo Kaikan restaurant then featured one of the first sushi bars in Los Angeles. Ichiro Mashita, a sushi chef at the Kaikan, began substituting avocado for tuna (toro) and after further experimentation, the California roll was born"

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      vandan RE: howlin Sep 5, 2010 10:04 AM

      further , what Tojo says is that he was the first to put rice in the outside of the roll, therefore he claims to have invented that whole style of roll

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        fmed RE: vandan Sep 5, 2010 10:08 AM

        To add further confusion:

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          LotusRapper RE: vandan Sep 5, 2010 12:49 PM

          So ....... BC Roll was invented here, then ? [wink]

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            fmed RE: LotusRapper Sep 5, 2010 06:57 PM

            I recall that Tojo says he invented that one too.

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