Going Beyond California Maki

California Maki

Go to a place like Kitaro  or Tokyo Tokyo and the first thing you’ll hear people order is the California Maki.   For most people, it’s the only kind of sushi (vinegared rice topped with fish or some other delicacy) or makimono (vinegared rice and various ingredients rolled into a sheet of nori) they’re willing to eat.  I guess, despite globalization and cross-cultural interaction, most Pinoys are still squeamish about eating things wrong.  It’s ironic, considering how kinilaw (fish, meat, or veg “cooked” in vinegar; kind of like a South American ceviche) has long been a part of Filipino culinary culture.  But, again, I digress…

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