For the sake of those trying to make good on New Year’s pledges to eat better and lose weight, Zama’s chef Hiroyuki Tanaka just rolled out a new sushi combo that holds the rice. The new “rice-less” option presents two pieces of several different new rolls that substitute rice with various vegetables or quinoa chirashi. Zama’s new creations include tuna wrapped in daikon; snapper wrapped in cucumber; salmon wrapped in lettuce; yellowtail wrapped in carrot; blue fin tartar with scallions sandwiched between watermelon radish and served with a quinoa chirashi tossed with shitake mushrooms and pickled ginger topped with tamago; and fresh water eel and shrimp with eel sauce.
Zama’s new rice-less rolls. Photo: Zama