100 Surprising Facts About Sushi - #5. Who Really Invented the California Roll?
California Roll has became the iconic Sushi item in US and rest of the world. As far as I know (based on the restaurants I worked for,) it is the most popular item on the menu. Even at stores like Whole Foods and Trader Joe's, it is the most visible sushi item. So, who invented California Roll and how did it become so popular? The story I heard (and was telling people) was that one day, a sushi chef at sushi bar in Los Angeles (little Tokyo) was asked the special of the d