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Avocado Sushi at Uchiko

BK1017 Nov 25, 2013 09:05 AM

The wife and I love the avocado sushi at Uchiko and being avid home cooks, we were hoping to replicate this at home. It's fairly straightforward, with the rice topped with avocado slices, wrapped in a thin band of nori.

What has us perplexed is what they brush on the avocado. Soy? Fish sauce? Combo? Seems like both, but also seems like neither.

There is also a small bit of pseudo lime zest on top, but more complex than straight lime zest. Alone, that bit finishes with a bit of heat.

Any advice would be helpful.

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    WesTexas RE: BK1017 Nov 26, 2013 07:34 AM

    I've never had the avocado sushi, but they put fish caramel on a few of their items (just a guess what it might be).

    Pretty straightforward to make.

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      WesTexas RE: BK1017 Nov 26, 2013 11:03 AM

      Ok, i thought about this a bit.

      The lime (but not lime) zest is surely yuzu. The preparation is probably yuzu kosho.

      Asahi imports should carry it but it is easy to make (and much better).

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        BK1017 RE: WesTexas Nov 26, 2013 11:32 AM

        YES! Thanks for the tip. Looking at pictures on the web, that's exactly the stuff on top. Will experiment further and report back. Thanks!


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          Homero RE: WesTexas Nov 26, 2013 12:24 PM

          Yes, its yuzu kosho and tamari. This is my favorite piece of sushi at Uchiko. I have bought the yuzu kosho at Asahi, but I have also noticed that the yuzu kosho at Uchi/Uchiko is not fermented like the traditional yuzu kosho. They make it fresh and don't ferment it. Also, tamari on it's own is a little too watery. I have had great results with letting a small saucepan of tamari simmer and reduce down by about 1/3 to almos 1/2. That makes it just a little thicker and allows it to "stick" without rolling off and dripping off the side.

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            BK1017 RE: Homero Nov 26, 2013 12:39 PM

            Beautiful, thanks for the advice! Glad my wife and I are not the only ones to obsess over that piece of sushi. Divine!

        2. girloftheworld RE: BK1017 Nov 27, 2013 07:41 PM

          it is brushed with yuzo and white soy..you can find both at central market

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