How Do You Create the Largest Sushi Roll at Sea?

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In case you missed it, last week on June 18 was International Sushi Day.  And Holland America was not about to let this day pass by unnoticed.

To get a jump start on the upcoming Sushi Day, Culinary Council Member Andy Matsuda aboard the Koningsdam, created the Largest Sushi Roll at Sea on a June 9 cruise in Norway.  After all, this was a special Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruise.

Called the “World Mega Roll,” the monster roll measured 49 feet long before getting rolled.  It was  3.3 feet wide and used 70 pounds of sushi rice.

The onboard event took place around the Lido Pool so everyone could watch as Chef’s team pitched in while under his watchful gaze.

Largest Sushi Roll at Sea Fun Facts at a Glance

  • 49 feet long (15 meters) pre-rolled.
  • 3.3 feet wide (100 centimeters) rolled.
  • 150 sheets of Nori seaweed.
  • 70 pounds of sushi rice.
  • 3 pounds each of tuna, salmon and shrimp.
  • 1 pound of tobiko (flying fish roe).

Here’s how they did it:

largest sushi roll

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Matsuda has been with Holland America since 2016, helping train Holland America Line’s chefs.

Guests can enjoy Matsuda’s signature rolls at Tamarind Asian-fusion restaurant on board several Holland America Line ships.  Koningsdam has Tamarind plus its own sushi bar located within the restaurant.

See next:  My 14-day Transatlantic Crossing Aboard the Koningsdam

The soon to launch in December 2018 Nieuw Statendam will have a separate sushi bar called Nami Sushi to feature more rolls exclusively created by Matsuda.

Here’s a list of upcoming 2018 Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruises

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