Sushi Ranked

With the semester coming to a close, I’ve decided to summarize and rank all of the different types of sushi I’ve had since starting this blog. So far I’ve tried 13 different kinds of sushi. Here they are, ranked from my personal favorite to least favorite:

  1. Spicy Tuna Roll – When I first tried spicy tuna rolls, I quickly knew they were my new favorite. The flavors all work well together to create a great taste!
  2. Spider Roll – I wasn’t expecting to like spider rolls, but they were actually very good. The sushi has a light sweet taste to it, and it goes well with the breaded crab inside.
  3. Spicy Salmon Roll – Spicy salmon rolls taste almost exactly like spicy tuna rolls, but the flavor is a little more mild, so I prefer spicy tuna rolls.
  4. Boston Roll – Boston rolls were my favorite type of sushi for a long time until I started trying new kinds. The taste is simple but still good.
  5. Tuna Roll – Tuna rolls are very simple but still have a pretty good flavor.
  6. Eel Roll – Eel rolls are another kind of sushi with a sweet taste. The flavors are pretty good, though sometimes the unagi’s flavor can be overpowered.
  7. Fantasy Roll – Fantasy rolls are good but have two peices of meat in them, which is a little too much for me.
  8. Shrimp Tempura Roll – Shrimp tempura rolls can be good, but their lack of ingredients make them get kind of boring.
  9. California Roll – California rolls have almost the same ingredients as Boston rolls, but they use crab instead of shrimp. This actually makes a pretty big difference, and I definitely prefer Boston rolls.
  10. Salmon Roll – Salmon rolls are very simple, and their texture can sometimes be unpleasant. To me, tuna rolls are a better choice.
  11. Vegetable Roll – Vegetable rolls are a nice refreshing side, but are extremely boring on their own. I would much rather have sushi with meat in it.
  12. Fried Roll – Fried rolls are the heaviest type of sushi I’ve had. There’s a lot of flavors, and they really don’t work that great together. It’s hard to eat many of these.
  13. Philadelphia Roll – Philly rolls have a lot of cream cheese. So much, in fact, that it’s almost all that can be tasted in the sushi.

So far I’ve found several new favorites since beginning this blog! Branching out has forced me to try types of sushi I never would have tried otherwise. Hopefully my luck will continue and I’ll find even more in the future!

Spider Roll

The name “spider roll” didn’t sound very appetizing to me. However, I was actually surprised by how good it was.

Spider rolls are made from breaded crab (not spider!), avocado, cucumber, and spicy mayo sauce wrapped in rice and nori.

Although the name didn’t thrill me, the ingredients sounded good so I tried spider rolls. I was expecting a decent taste, though nothing great.

However, when I tasted the spider rolls, they were much better than I was expecting. The taste was really good!

All of the flavors in the sushi worked well together, and the breading on the crab meat helped add a different texture to the roll than some other types of sushi. The spicy mayo didn’t really add any spiciness to the roll, but seemed to add more of a sweet taste (I actually thought the sauce was shrimp sauce when I first was eating the sushi).

I really don’t have any complaints about spider rolls. They may not have been the best sushi, but there certainly wasn’t much wrong with them. All of the flavors and textures are well balanced, and the roll is overall very good!

I’ll definitely be ordering spider rolls again, even if they aren’t the best, they’re still a great type of sushi.

Salmon Roll

This time when I ordered salmon rolls, I actually got salmon rolls, not spicy salmon rolls. They look pretty much like tuna rolls, though the taste is a little different.

Salmon rolls are made by simply wrapping salmon in rice and nori. It’s a very basic roll, but that’s not always a bad thing!

While the two are very similar, salmon rolls do have a different flavor than their tuna counterparts. The salmon has a more mild flavor than tuna and also has a different texture. I’ve honestly never been much of a fan of the texture of salmon in sushi, but the flavor is good.

The texture of the salmon is kind of “mushy,” but it’s not a problem as  long as the fish stays inside the rice and nori. If it slips out while being chewed, however, I can’t stand the texture by itself.

There aren’t many flavors in salmon rolls, so it’s good to dip them in soy sauce or something similar. Since the flavor of the salmon is milder than that of the tuna, salmon rolls are a little more bland, though they do still taste good.

There really isn’t much special about salmon rolls. They aren’t very interesting rolls, yet they’re still very good. However, tuna does seem to be a better choice of meat than salmon in this case. I probably won’t order salmon rolls again, simply because I prefer tuna in this case.