Hoshi Sushi: The Urban 515 Roll

Earlier this week, the Urban 515 team paid a visit to our friend La at Hoshi Sushi in the Drake area. He’s adding a new sushi roll to his menu: The Urban

Chef La Tran sharing some sushi-making secrets with us.

Roll. Inspired by all our favorites from the recent DSM: SushiBomb event, he set about creating his largest, most ambitious roll yet. We got to take a peek at the creative process, as well as learn some tricks of the trade, but we weren’t allowed to know what the end product would be. Chef La likes to keep people guessing. For him, sushi-making is all about creativity and the element of surprise. Curious how it all turned out? Watch the video!

The Making of the Urban Roll

Urban Roll in process

Even though this was the biggest sushi roll any of us had ever seen, we had no trouble putting it away. Our mouths were watering by the time we were done watching him put everything together. It looked beautiful, smelled incredible and tasted even better than we could have expected. Sushi truly is an art.

If you want to try some of the best sushi in town made by a master of the craft, visit Hoshi Sushi Lounge at 2314 University Ave. in Des Moines. They’re open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 11 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, and 11 a.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays. Their phone number is 515-369-7253.

While you’re there, be sure to take on the Urban Roll (there may even be an opportunity to win a free Urban Card – more on this to come!) And don’t forget to bring your Urban Card with you. Hoshi Sushi is offering buy one, get one half off on all sushi rolls to Urban Card holders!

The Urban team about to dig in.


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