To get a jump start on International Sushi Day, Culinary Council Member Andy Matsuda aboard the Koningsdam, created the Largest Sushi Roll at Sea on a June 9 cruise in Norway. After all, this was a special Food & Beverage Aficionado Cruise.
Called the “World Mega Roll,” the monster roll measured 49 feet long before getting rolled. It was 3.3 feet wide and used 70 pounds of sushi rice.
The onboard event took place around the Lido Pool so everyone could watch as Chef’s team pitched in while under his watchful gaze.
Largest Sushi Roll at Sea Fun Facts at a Glance
- 49 feet long (15 meters) pre-rolled.
- 3.3 feet wide (100 centimeters) rolled.
- 150 sheets of Nori seaweed.
- 70 pounds of sushi rice.
- 3 pounds each of tuna, salmon and shrimp.
- 1 pound of tobiko (flying fish roe).
Matsuda has been with Holland America since 2016, helping train Holland America Line’s chefs.
Guests can enjoy Matsuda’s signature rolls at Tamarind Asian-fusion restaurant on board several Holland America Line ships. Koningsdam has Tamarind plus its own sushi bar located within the restaurant.
Nieuw Statendam will have a separate sushi bar called Nami Sushi to feature more rolls exclusively created by Matsuda.