I like sushi, but I will say this up front--this is my list, and yours will be different.
5: Salmon Cucumber Roll - Very simple--nice, neat salmon flavor slightly enhanced by the subtle cucumber. The cucumber crisp crunch gives it a touch of texture. A bit of soy sauce (and in this one instance, for the salt) helps enhance the flavor an make the cucumber "pop."
4: Yellowtail Scallion Roll - Softer and milder than tuna, you can really taste the scallions if this roll is made correctly (in rolls with other fish, I find the scallion gets lost behind the tuna, eel, salmon, etc.). The scallions should also add just a hint of a crunch. This is a really good beginner roll--it's not "fishy" and it's not overwhelming.
3: Crunchy Spicy Tuna Roll - An inside-out roll with sesame seeds dotting the outside, crunchy tempura flakes in the middle, and tuna diced or mashed together with spicy mayonnaise. Don't worry--the spicy mayo is not very spicy, but if you want some heat, add a bit of wasabi. Some places mess around with the formula (adding scallions or putting the tempura on top), but I haven't found a combination or addition that makes this better than it already is.
2: Rainbow Roll - There is no set recipe for this, but it's usually a vegetarian roll (often cucumber, avocado, or scallion) with a piece of colorful sashimi (raw fish) draped on top. This gets the #2 spot because it's one of the prettiest rolls you'll see. It's often served with several different fish of varying colors, and makes a strong visual impact. It's beautiful and it's delicious.
1: Tuna Avocado Roll - My go-to roll. Creamy avocado with cold, flavorful tuna--good with a touch of wasabi and a few dashes of soy sauce. (A note on soy sauce--it's good when it's soy flavored, not salt flavored.) It's a hearty, full-bodied roll, with the tuna and avocado working together to create an explosion of flavor.
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