Originating in Miyazaki Prefecture, the lettuce roll is basically a makizushi made up of lettuce, shrimp and mayonnaise. These three ingredients bring about an indescribable taste. The crispiness of lettuce and tenderness of shrimp promote a unique deliciousness. Aside from shrimp, crab sticks or tuna are also used. Truly a superb combination of Japanese and Western cuisine. Although its taste has gained a broad popularity in Japan, please savor the original taste in Miyazaki when you have the chance.
[photo courtesy of the Miyazaki City Tourism Association]