California roll with spicy tuna on top, sweet and sour sauce, tempura flakes. $18
Tokkuri Tei, Honolulu HI
Kilauea is a volcano on the island of Hawaii so they stacked this sushi roll to resemble it – pretty creative. The reddish spicy tuna on top even mimics flowing lava. It tasted pretty good but I’m not sure it was worth eighteen bucks. The spicy tuna had a slimy, squishy texture that I didn’t particularly enjoy.
Light-covered palm trees, Kapahulu Avenue.
I like the idea of the texture the tempura flakes will add to the dish. Styling it after a volcano is smart, because if the presentation is a little messy the staff can claim it looks like a messy volcano eruption.
True, you can always fall back on creative marketing. 🙂