There are a lot of different types of Sushi Rolls out there. The choices are endless and mind boggling. We will attempt to give you all of the Sushi options you might be faced with when staring down that long list of menu items.
Along with the sushi roll names are the sushi ingredients. If you get confused about anything, below the list will be more information about Sushi.
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In alphabetical order:
*NOTE: To find Vegetarian sushi rolls try typing in the search box “Vegetarian” or look for the words “Vegetarian Sushi Roll” in the sushi ingredients.
Types of Sushi Rolls
1. Avocado Roll
Ingredients: Avocado ( Vegetarian sushi rolls )
2. Alaskan Roll
Ingredients: Smoked Salmon, avocado, Imitation crab
Alaskan Roll (Version 2): Fresh salmon, cucumber and avocado.
3. Asparagus Roll
Ingredients: Cooked Asparagus. ( Vegetarian sushi rolls )
4. Atlanta Roll
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Ingredients: Fried tuna, salmon, albacore with spicy aioli sauce.
5. Baked Salmon Roll
Ingredients: Broiled Salmon, crab, cucumber, cream cheese, and sweet sauce
6. Bath Street Roll
Ingredients: Octopus, crab, smelt egg, cream cheese, avocado and cucumber.
*NOTE: Multiple recipes, ingredients may very depending on Japanese Restaurant.
7. Blue Crab Roll
Ingredients: Lump blue crab meat with avocado or and cucumber.
8. Boston Roll
Ingredients: Cooked Shrimp, cucumber, tobiko, plus avocado or lettuce.
9. British Columbia Roll
Ingredients: Grilled salmon skin, cucumber, and sometimes sweet sauce.
10. California Roll
Ingredients: Imitation crab, cucumber, and sesame seeds.
11. Carrot Roll
Ingredients: Carrot ( Vegetarian sushi rolls )
12. Caterpillar Roll
Ingredients: Cucumber, avocado, unagi, kani kama.
13. Chicken Teriyaki Roll
Ingredients: Chicken Teriyaki and sliced cucumber topped with avocado.
14. Classic Roll
Ingredients: Same ingredients as California Roll. Crab, avocado, and cucumber. Most commonly the crab is imitation crab made from fish.
This is one of the few types of sushi rolls that share the same exact ingredients. Maybe called the classic because its usually the starting point of most American sushi lovers.
15. Crazy Boy Roll
Ingredients: Fried California Roll with eel sauce on top.
16. Crazy Roll
Ingredients: Spicy Salmon, spicy tuna, avocado, crunch, masago wrapped inside soybean seaweed.
Crazy Roll (Version 2): Shrimp tempura roll with spicy tuna on top.
*NOTE: Multiple recipes, ingredients may very depending on restaurant.
17. Crystal Roll
Ingredients: Eel, spicy kani, avocado, and crunchy inside, tobiko and eel sauce on top.
18. Cucumber Roll
Ingredients: Cucumber ( Vegetarian sushi rolls ).
19. Dancing Eel Roll
Ingredients: Shrimp tempura and cream cheese, with eel and sometimes avocado on top.
20. Dragon Roll
Ingredients: Eel cucumber topped with avocado and masago.
21. Dynamite Roll
Ingredients: Prawn/Shrimp Tempura, yellowtail, carrots, avocado, chili, cucumber, with spicy mayo.
22. Eel Avocado Roll
Ingredients: Cooked Eel with avocado, topped with sauce.
23. Eel Cucumber Roll
Ingredients: Cooked Eel with cucumber, topped with sauce.
24. Energy Roll
Ingredients: Eel, yellowtail, yamagobo, green onions, smelt eggs.
Alternate Recipes: Too many to count.
25. Fantasy Roll
Ingredients: Tuna, salmon, yellowtail, tobiko, avocado, cucumber with mayonnaise in white seaweed wrap.
26. Fire Roll
Ingredients: King crab, white fish, tomato, asparagus and tobiko tempura with spicy mayo.
27. Firecracker Roll
Ingredients: Spicy scallops. Raw Tuna and avocado.
28. Futomaki Roll
Ingredients: Crab, egg, and vegetables.
29. Golden Roll
Ingredients: Deep fried roll with kani, eel, Philadelphia cream cheese inside, with chef special sauce, spicy mayo, and eel sauce.
30. Hawaiian Roll
Ingredients: Raw tuna, garlic, avocado, and more tuna on top.
31. Holiday Roll
Ingredients: Turkey, cranberry, with cream cheese (Thanksgiving in a roll).
32. Hot Night Roll
Ingredients: Shrimp tempura, cucumber, and spicy tuna.
33. Hungry Roll
Ingredients: Spicy tuna , crispy seaweed and tempura.
Version 2: A lot of variations for this roll. Ask your waiter.
34. Kamikaze Roll
Ingredients: Spicy tuna, crunch and tobiko. Sometimes with avocado as well.
Ingredients: Kamikaze Roll (Version 2) – Spicy tuna, salmon, tobiko with yellow tail on top.
35. King Roll
Ingredients: King crab tempura, avocado and lettuce topped with crunchy shrimp.
36. Las Vegas Roll
Ingredients: Cream cheese, avocado, yamagobo, crab and assorted fish. The whole roll deep-fried.
37. Lasagna Roll
Ingredients: California roll, broiled with shrimp and cream sauce.
38. Mango Roll
Ingredients: Crab meat, shrimp tempura, avocado, mango slices, with mango paste.
39. Mastercard Roll
Ingredients: California Roll with Salmon and Tuna on top.
40. Michigan Roll
Ingredients: Spicy tuna, smelt roe, avocado, and spicy sauce.
NOTE: There are so many different types of sushi rolls that the ingredients may very depending on the Japanese Restaurant.
41. New York Roll
Ingredients: Smoked salmon, apple, avocado.
42. Ocean Roll
Ingredients: Spicy snow crab, avocado and tobiko with kani on top.
43. Oshinko Roll
Ingredients: Japanese pickled radish ( Vegetarian sushi rolls ).
44. Peanut Avocado Roll
Ingredients: Roasted Salt Peanuts, avocado, wasabi, soy sauce ( Vegetarian sushi rolls ).
45. Philadelphia Roll
Ingredients: Smoked salmon, cream cheese, and cucumber.
46. Pink Lady Roll
Ingredients: Crab meat with salmon and avocado. Then topped with tobiko and wrapped in pink soy paper.
47. Rainbow Roll
Ingredients: California Roll topped with avocado and assorted raw fish.
48. Rattlesnake Roll
Ingredients: Shrimp tempura, topped with eel and avocado.
49. Rocky Roll
Ingredients: Tuna, avocado, and crunch with shrimp on top.
50. Salmon Avocado Roll
Ingredients: Salmon with avocado.
51. Salmon Cucumber Roll
Ingredients: Salmon with Cucumber.
52. Salmon Skin Roll
Ingredients: Cooked Salmon Skin with avocado and red peppers.
53. Salmon Roll
54. Scallop Volcano Roll
Ingredients: California Roll. Topped off with baked scallop and mushrooms.
55. Sea Roll
Ingredients: Spicy tuna and avocado topped with spicy scallop.
56. Seattle Roll
Ingredients: Raw Salmon, Cream cheese, cucumber and/or avocado.
57. Shrimp cucumber Roll
Ingredients: Cooked Shrimp and cucumber.
58. Shrimp Killer Roll
Ingredients: Shrimp tempura, cucumber. Topped with shrimp.
59. Shrimp Tempura Roll
Ingredients: Light batter fried shrimp, cucumber, avocado, mayo and masago
60. Smoked Salmon Roll
Ingredients: Smoked salmon with cucumber and avocado.
61. Snowcorn Roll
Ingredients: Crab with avocado, topped with baked white fish.
62. Soft Shell Crab Roll
Ingredients: Deep fried soft shell crab, cucumber, and tobiko.
63. Soho Roll
Ingredients: Smoked salmon, shrimp, crab and avocado.
64. Spicy Girl Roll
Ingredients: Spicy salmon and crunch with salmon and avocado on top.
65. Spicy Salmon Roll
Ingredients: Minced Salmon mixed with spicy mayo.
66. Spicy Tataki Roll
Ingredients: Spicy tuna and cucumber, topped with avocado and cooked tuna.
67. Spicy Tuna Roll
Ingredients: Minced Ahi/Albacore Tuna mixed with spicy mayo.
68. Spicy Yellowtail Roll
Ingredients: Raw Yellowtail and spicy sauce.
69. Spider Roll
Ingredients: Fried Soft-shell crab, cucumber, avocado.
70. Spring Roll
Ingredients: Crab meat and avocado wrapped with cucumber, topped with tobiko, and Japanese mayonnaise.
71. Summer Roll
Ingredients: Crab stick, cucumber, avocado, lemon juice and mayo. Topped with salmon.
72. Sweet Potato Roll
Ingredients: Sweet potato. Sometimes fried.
73. Tampa Roll
Ingredients: Breaded fried fish and scallions with mayo.
74. Teriyaki Roll
Ingredients: Teriyaki seasoned meat and cucumber topped with avocado.
75. Texas Roll
Ingredients: Beef, cucumber, spinach leaves.
76. Tiger Roll
Ingredients: Avocado, shrimp tempura, and cucumber/lettuce.
77. Tuna Avocado Roll
Ingredients: Tuna with avocado.
78. Tuna Cucumber Roll
Ingredients: Tuna with Cucumber.
79. Tuna Roll
80. Vegetable Roll
Ingredients: Avocado, cucumber, yamagobo, kaiware, asparagus, and lettuce.
81. Viagra Roll
Ingredients: Sea urchin, eel and avocado.
82. Volcano Roll
Ingredients: King crab, spicy tuna, crunch and avocado wrapped in soybean paper with chef`s special sauce.
83. White Tuna Roll
Ingredients: Escolar Tuna.
84. Yellowtail Roll
Ingredients: Yellowtail, generally rolled with scallions only.
I know we said 86 different types of sushi rolls but I think some got eaten =/
Different Types of Sushi Ingredients
- Nori – Seaweed.
- Sushi Rice – Short fiber rice mixed with sushi vinegar.
- Tobiko – Flying fish roe (fish eggs).
- Yamagobo – Pickled burdok root (Looks like carrots)
- Kani kama – Real crab meat that is served cooked
- Unagi – Grilled Eel with teriyaki sauce
- Kaiware – Sprouts from daikon radish seeds.
- Masago – Capelin roe (fish eggs).
- Panko – Most commonly referred to as “Crunch”. Light flakes of Japanese bread crumbs.
- Wasabi – Japanese horseradish. An ingredient used inside sushi rolls or mixed with soy sauce for an added spicy kick in your mouth.
- Tempura – Anything that is battered and deep fried.
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Make Your Own Sushi Rolls
You can make different types of sushi rolls at home. All you need are the right sushi ingredients and tools to make them.
What is Sushi vs Sashimi?
Sushi comes from the Japanese cooking tradition of preparing a variety of different foods such as meat, vegetables, seafood, and fruits with a special type of cooked rice. Sushi is thinly sliced fish over a ball of rice. The rice can be either of brown or white but is mixed with a special vinegar to give it its taste and texture. Rolls are normally made with Nori or seaweed which adds to the unique flavor in different types of sushi rolls.
Sushi is sometimes confused with Sashimi, which is related a related Japanese dish but not the same type of sushi dish. Sashimi is a traditional Japanese dish where fish is thinly sliced and served as is. When you find this on a Japanese menu it is generally ordered in pieces rather than sushi rolls. Different types of sushi rolls are usually sliced up in to pieces of 6 or 8 but you are paying for a sushi roll and not by the piece as with Sashimi and Sushi.
New Types Of Sushi
Over the years Sushi Rolls have expanded into different cultures and with it new and different types of sushi rolls have been born. Today you can find different types of sushi for every type of person or diet. Some of these types include cooked Sushi, deep fried Sushi rolls, and Tempura Sushi rolls. Vegetarians now have an increasing set of menu options for dining on sushi. Types of sushi are even make their way towards non seafood but still meat options. In addition to all these new creations are lots of new sushi roll names to match!
There are many different types of sushi rolls, but can you think of more?
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