Sushi Maki offers 'turnover chain' roll to celebrate Hurricanes season
Owner Abe Ng wants to bring back Miami swagger of '80s
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – The University of Miami football team's "turnover chain" is so popular, it's now getting its own sushi roll.
Sushi Maki is selling its turnover chain roll at its five South Florida locations, as well as at Hard Rock Stadium, for a limited time only.
Abe Ng, owner of Sushi Maki, was born and raised in Miami. Although he didn't attend the school, Ng remembers the swagger of the Miami teams from the 1980s and wanted to bring back that feeling.
Ng said it helps having a restaurant on and near campus.
"We just wanted to have a little bit of fun with the team and encourage the team," Ng told Local10.com.
The undefeated Hurricanes are ranked No. 2 in The Associated Press poll and have two games remaining at Pittsburgh this Friday and against No. 4 Clemson in the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship game in Charlotte, North Carolina. Assuming the Hurricanes remain unbeaten, they'll likely be among the four teams to make the College Football Playoff.
Ng said the roll will be available as long as the Hurricanes are playing football.
"We'd love it to go on through Jan. 8," when the national championship game will be played, Ng said.
The turnover chain roll is made of tempura shrimp, avocado, cream cheese, spicy mayo, crispy shallots, masago and tobiko. The orange masago (salmon roe) and green tobiko (flying fish roe) give the roll its distinctive UM look.
"People really love the roll," Ng said.
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