Okami Spicy California Rolls

My Lunch on Friday, 20 March 2009

Fully Cooked Spicy California Rolls
made by the company Okami, whose tagline is  The “Anytime” Meal

8 pieces in a plastic tray. Spicy Surimi Crab Salad rolled in roasted seaweed, wrapped in seasoned rice, topped with toasted sesame seeds.

Okami Spicy California Roll

I had this for lunch and totally enjoyed it. Pronounced it absolutely delicious. Good thing I didn’t read the ingredients list beforehand. I get totally freaked out with anything that looks this complicated.

INGREDIENTS: RICE (rice, water, sugar, rice vinegar, salt), IMITATION CRAB (pollock and/or whiting, water, wheat starch, sugar, egg whites, corn starch, sorbitol, contains 2% or less of the following: salt, modified food starch, natural and artificial flavors, soybean oil, sodium tripolyphosphate, tetrasodium pyrophosphate, paprika, color added), MAYONNAISE (soybean oil, water, egg yolks, distilled vinegar, contains less than 2% of high fructose corn syrup, salt, spices, citric acid, calcium disodium EDTA to protect flavor, natural flavor), CHILI SAUCE (red chili, sugar, salt, garlic, fish extract, lactic acid, acetic acid, ascorbic acid), SESAME OIL, PAPRIKA, SEAWEED, SESAME SEEDS.

Soy Sauce, Wasabi and Ginger for Sushi

3 CONDIMENTS: (not one of which I consumed)

LITE SOY SAUCE (water, wheat, soybeans, salt, lactic acid, sodium benzoate, less than 1/10 of 1% as a preservative)

WASABI (water, horseradish, rapeseed oil, citric acid, spirulina, mustard extract)

(ginger, water, salt, sugar, acetic acid, citric acid, malic acid).


ALLERGENS: contains fish (pollock and/or whiting, anchovies extract) wheat, eggs, soy, sesame seeds and is manufactured in a facility that may process products containing milk and tree nuts [grammatically correct?]

PERISHABLE. KEEP REFRIGERATED. Net Wt. 8 oz. (227 grams). SELL BY  03 25.
0034 8966 (bar code)

Nutrition Facts

 Serving Size 4 pieces (115 grams)      Servings 2
 Calories 290     Calories from Fat 130

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

 Total Fat 14 g  22%    
 Saturated Fat 2 grams  10%    
 Cholesterol 20 mg  7%    
 Sodium 670 mg   28%    

Okami, Inc.  11037 Penrose Street, Sun Valley CA 91352
Phone 818 252-6833. Fax 818 252-6769
Customer Comment Line 888-OKAMI-88

It turns out Okami is “the nation’s leading manufacturer of shelf-stable packaged sushi.” And for the sushi to be stable on the shelf, you do need preservatives and such.

Anyway, I bought this at Trader Joe’s today, and I have such faith in TJ’s that I’m sure they will not sell something that is harmful to your health. Like I said, I took great pleasure in savoring those eight large morsels for lunch.

Only later did I inspect the receipt and found the price to be just $2.99 ~