Sushi Day and The Jiu-Jitsu Roll!

Tona's Awesome Sushi

Its sushi day!  I don’t go all that often as my usual tab is $40 just for myself.  So it is a special treat, sushi day.  If ever you are in Utah and want the best sushi to be found come to Tona’s Sushi Bar in Ogden.  I’ve traveled near and far.  They have been the best sushi I’ve ever eaten and remain so.  Especially the maki nigiri.  Tell Tony or Tina, the owners, I sent you. 

I asked Tony of Tona’s today to make me the Jiu-Jitsu roll!  "I have never heard of a Jiu-Jitsu Roll" you say.  Its because I made it up with the help of Tony just today.  As I sat eating my maki nigiri we talked about what the ingredients should be.  I decided because Jiu-Jitsu is powerful it should have something that really stands out.  We decided that ingredient should be spicy tuna.  But it also should show the smoothness of the technique so I decided it should be topped with salmon (maki). It needed one more ingredient.  I asked Tony what he thought and he said "something crunchy".  I thought "Ya to give it that tap or snap feeling!"  Tony recited off a list of things we might try when he said "mango" the light went on.  Mango to represent Brazil in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Here is what it looked like.  The lighting wasn’t so great for a picture but the roll was!  It was spicy sweet.  Give me your ideas for a roll!  Like what would be the ingredients for the arm bar roll?

Jiu-Jitsu Roll

Jiu-Jitsu is Life and Life is Jiu-Jitsu


3 Replies to “Sushi Day and The Jiu-Jitsu Roll!”

  1. This so totally rocks man! Tona is my favorite local sushi joint. The Jiu Jitsu Roll looks right tasty man!

    I’m thinking a Katsu (deep fried pork cutlet) center with fried egg. According to wikipedia ” “katsu” is a homophone of the verb 勝つ katsu, meaning “to win” or “to be victorious”. ” A properly timed arm bar is dang effective.

    The major point of interest in the arm bar is the elbow, so how about starting off with a mild sauce on both ends, but at the middle it’s hot and spicy? Like solo big glob of wasabi burning your sinuses out of your head hot. Eh, maybe not with pork.

    Wrap this up in rice paper instead of sea weed.

    No eel. I just don’t dig the eel.

  2. Jiujitsu roll! That’s awesome. Sounds good actually. My sister in law comes over later, so I’ll have her help me with a recipe. She works at Happy Sumo, which is also pretty good.

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