Ingredients, dishes and drinks from Japan by Ad Blankestijn

Monday, August 15, 2011

Takuan hosomaki

Sushi roll with Takuan. 沢庵細巻。

The omnipresent pickle Takuan has already been discussed in another post. Another name for this type of sushi roil is "shinko-maki" - "shinko" is a general term for pickles.

Takuan Hosomaki
[Takuan hosomaki. Photo Ad Blankestijn]

Takuan is cut in thin slices and used as filling for this thin sushi roll. With kappamaki (cucumber) and tekkamaki (tuna) one of the three most popular fillings for hosomaki, thin sushi rolls rolled in nori (seaweed). A fourth one is nattomaki.