Mermaid Asian Bistro and Bar's sushi chef Tom Chen. (Jan. 27, 2013)
(Credit: Johnny Simon)
Sushi rolls in America have come a long way from their Japanese origins as simple arrangements of fish, rice and nori (seaweed). These days, rolls are all about the layering of colors, flavors and textures. A large number are composed and named according to the sushi chef's whim. Take, for instance, the dragon roll. Sometimes, the roll is fashioned of eel, cucumber and avocado. Other times, not....
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