This type of maki is claimed to be an American invention but there are also multiple claims where some originated in Canada. Anyway, regardless of where it came from what’s important is that is was named California Roll or California Maki due to its popularity in California. I also read in some article that this was the sushi of choice of Americans since in general during those days never liked raw fish they also never liked nori eventually removing them from sushi’s.
California Maki was born, without raw fish so it uses real snow crab legs (later changed to surimi) in addition to fruits and vegetables like mango, avocado and cucumber. The sushi was designed as well to be inside out hence Nori is placed inside using sesame seeds and/or masago as its outer layer. Without the fatty fish like tuna or salmon mayonnaise is used instead.
It’s a sushi that is easily loved by everyone, definitely its a nice and healthy alternative meal specailly if you are into your health and wellness journey this is a food that you should put into your diet. Like any other sushi, its delicious but it also lasts longer compared to other as it does not contain any raw fish, it is also an all in one sushi, with fruits, vegetable, seafood and rice all the quadrants of your food pyramid is represented. It’s one unique sushi, it has umami, its mildly savoury, tangy, sour, sweet, fatty and creamy, a nice combination of texture and flavours.