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20: Salmon Skin Roll at Origami

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Think of sushi and you'll likely picture lush cuts of blushing tuna and gleaming bubbles of salty roe.

But if you've ever heard "all the flavor is in the skin," you know why the salmon skin roll at Origami is a singular treat.

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Crispy grilled salmon skin is fatty, flavorful, and crunchy, almost like the bacon of the sea. To keep the skin from cracking into a mess of stabby shards, they leave a bit of salmon on so the meat, fat, and skin all cook together. It comes swaddled with slightly tart burdock root, peppery radish sprouts, and juicy cucumber, making this somewhat akin to a sushi version of a BLT.

You can only get the salmon skin maki at the Origami Uptown location, but it's just $6.50 at happy hour, so it's worth the trek. Plus if you sit at the sushi bar, your rolls come out lightning fast, and you get a complimentary plate of pocky and orange slices for dessert.

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