Tekka Maki Sushi

Do you know Tekka Maki? 

Tekka Maki

It's a single item sushi roll, also known as hosomaki,
with nori (seaweed) on the outside and one item on
the inside.  Fill this roll with tuna and it's called Tekka Maki.

An interesting story, this roll was created for gamblers as a 
snack item (or sandwich like) at casino-type places
called "tekkaba" and hence the name "Tekka Maki"
Gambling place or casino (tekka) roll (maki).

With the seaweed on the outside, the gamblers'
fingers wouldn't get sticky from the rice.

Now you know more about your sushi.

Photo by Jay Terauchi
Jay Eats Worldwide
©Jay Terauchi


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