Chances are, if you didn’t grow up eating sushi, or aren’t dining at a Japanese restaurant; you won’t know where to begin when trying new types of sushi. That’s why we’ve created this guide to help break down some the most common terms and recipes so you can find the sushi that works for you.
Before we get into the most popular sushi rolls here’s a basic rundown of the main types of sushi you’ll find at a Japanese restaurant:
Different types of sushi rolls
At a glance there are five main types of sushi you’ll find on a menu:
Nigirizushi or Nigiri sushi is of the most traditional form of sushi you’ll see. This type of sushi consists of a single topping (of your choosing) placed over palm-pressed sushi rice. Mostly in oblong form.
Sashimi is pretty self-explanatory. It’s fish or shellfish served ala-cart without rice.
Makizushi or Maki sushi is a type of sushi that has uses fillings and wraps them in sushi rice filled seaweed. Most of the time you will see Maki rolled together in a long cylinder form. Maki sushi is a prevalent type of sushi around the world.
Uramaki sushi is a roll that uses sushi rice on the outside wrapped around certain ingredients. So instead of the fillings on the inside, they are on the outside.
Temaki sushi is a cone-shaped hand-rolled type of sushi with nori on the outside. It’s often rolled by using one half of the nori sheet and then adding a small amount of rice and equal lengths of filling ingredients.
Now let’s talk about some of our most popular sushi rolls here at the RB Sushi.
12 most popular sushi rolls
Here are 12 of our most popular sushi rolls that you just have to try:
1. Alaska Roll
Alaska rolls are a simple yet popular choice for a sushi roll.
Served with: Crab and avocado while topped with salmon and masago.
2. Baked Zarigani Roll
Love crawfish? Try the baked zarigani roll; it comes loaded with spicy crawfish and avocado.
Served with: Crab and avocado while topped with spicy crawfish and crunch then baked to perfection.
3. The Dragon Roll
The dragon roll is an excellent choice for eel loves.
Served with: Krab and avocado and topped with eel and avocado.
4. Kryptonite Roll
Kryptonite means weakness, and that’s precisely what this sushi roll is – everyone’s weakness.
Served with: Spicy crab, scallop, and avocado, topped with albacore, seared tuna, and lemon slices
5. Lemon Roll
Are you looking for a little bit of zest? Try a lemon roll.
Served with: Crab and avocado then topped with salmon, yellowtail, and lemon slices.
6. Popcorn Zarigani Roll
The popcorn zarigani is a great (and popular) spicy tuna roll.
Served with: Spicy tuna and topped off with tempura crawfish.
7. Poway Roll
A fan of soft-shell crab? Consider the Poway roll.
Served with: Soft shell crab, crab, and avocado while topped with seared tuna and masago.
8. Spicy Crunch Roll
If you like tuna and you like it spicy, the spicy crunch roll might be the perfect fit for you.
Served with: Shrimp tempura, spicy tuna, and avocado.
9. Tiger Roll
A tiger roll is a popular option for those who like fried shrimp and avocado.
Served with: Shrimp tempura, crab, and avocado.
10. Tommy Roll
Spicy lover? The Tommy roll is perfect for you.
Served with: Spicy tuna topped with spicy albacore, jalapeno green onion, and red onion.
11. UFO Roll
The UFO roll is huge in the shrimp lover community.
Served with: Shrimp tempura, crab and avocado and topped with salmon, eel, seared tuna, and shredded potato crunch.
12. Volcano Roll
Resembling that of a volcano this roll is one of the most popular sushi rolls we have.
Served with: Krab and avocado with your choice of the following toppings: Albacore, salmon, and bonito flakes then baked to perfection.
How do you prefer to roll?
Do you prefer dining in or grabbing your sushi to go? No matter what your preference is, RB Sushi has the sushi for you. From our all you can eat endless options to our easy-to-use online ordering platform, we’ve got a roll for you.