Maki looks like it would be quite good. I can definitely see that as something Morimoto would do, some of the stuff he comes up with makes me laugh at the absurd brilliant fusion.
Looks good. Sushi is one of those things I'd love to learn to do well, I'm truly awful at anything delicate though.
On a side note, how do you find the Tanaka gyuto? And is yours in R2 or SG2?
R2. I've been wondering about the new sg2 though..
Sorry if this is a stupid question but... why the meat wrap and frying? I haven't seen it before, but maybe it's a common thing to do in some places. Wrapping things in meat usually makes for tasty food, but I wouldn't have thought of doing that to sushi.
I've seen crazy maki pattern rolls made. Someone even did a Barack Obama one. I don't know that some of them would taste good, but they sure as hell look cool. It really just depends on how hard you're willing to "geek-out" on it when you are putting it together.
When I made it I wanted to be authentic to the video...flour, egg, panko. But I could also see doing it with dehydrated parma...almost as a dust. There is a lot of sweetness in the roll....so I feel you need some Umami on the outside for balance.....just my 2 cents.