Mixed Seafood, Seaweed Salad, Tempura Crumb, topped with Scallop, Kiwi, and Black Tobiko
After seeing this intriguing combination on the menu, I knew I had to try it. I actually love scallops and I enjoy a good kiwi here and there, especially with strawberries. However, I wasn’t very optimistic about this pairing, but I had to give it a whirl and hope for the best.
While I’m normally a fan of tobiko in general, I particularly found the black tobiko in this roll to be slightly overpowering. the kiwi adds a nice and refreshing taste to the overall roll. Specifically, the kiwi adds some nice acidity and a slight sweetness as well. The scallions are nice, but hardly noticeable. The seaweed salad particularly stands out and is quite delicious. This roll is well balanced with a hint of heat that lingers in your mouth afterwards. Solid and unique roll.
Fairly unique roll. The textures of the kiwi and scallop can be a downer for those seeking some crunch. Perhaps if there was cucumber, or the tempura was fried slightly longer it would be more balanced in terms of overall textures?