Hako Sushi is prepared by forming the rice into a rectangular sushi mold called an oshigata. Toppings are carefully layered with ingredients cut to neatly fill the oshigata mold. Genji's Chef Takao Iinuma, protégé of Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, has put his spin on traditional Hako, which is typically made with cooked or cured ingredients, by incorporating pickled and raw ingredients like pickled mango and raw wild salmon.
Genji chefs are serving two signature rolls ready for grab-and-go or made to order. The Snow Crab Hako Roll includes Yukari, a dried Japanese red basil powder, roasted red pepper and hot mayo, and the Wild Salmon Hako features pickled mango, chives and Yukari.
Customers can also try a sampling of the rolls with the Hako & Kanpyo Roll Combo that includes four pieces of either the Snow Crab Hako or Wild Salmon Hako and six pieces of Kanpyo Roll, a sweet braised Japanese squash. For those interested in sampling both Hako, the Hako Mosaic is comprised of six pieces of both Wild Salmon Hako and Snow Crab Hako.
WHEN: Beginning January 29, 2014
· Snow Crab Hako & Kanpyo Roll Combo $8.49*
· Wild Alaskan Salmon Hako & Kanpyo Combo $8.49*
· Snow Crab Hako & Wild Alaskan Salmon Hako Mosaic $9.49*
*Prices may vary by location
WHERE: Available at Genji locations within select Whole Foods Markets nationwide
For a full list of locations please visit: http://www.genjiweb.com/
ABOUT GENJI SUSHI: Established in 1997, Genji Sushi is dedicated to the finest quality all-natural sushi and Japanese-inspired cuisine in a grab-and-go style. Its sushi bars are located in over 165 Whole Foods Market locations in 18 states and the District of Columbia, as well as the U.K. At each location, skilled chefs prepare a variety of fresh items on-site, including raw, cooked, vegetarian and vegan-friendly sushi and sides. The company's mission is to serve food-lovers with delicious is to contribute towards healthier food consumption habits on a global level. For more information, visit www.genjiweb.com