Last night a friend and I hit Sushi Mazi on Division for a belated birthday dinner -- sushi was pretty much the only non-frozen thing I could consider eating in 106-degree heat.
We ordered, among other things, the pop rocks roll:
Camera phone action shot; one piece down.
That's right, Pop Rocks. As in, the carbonated candy of late '70s and early '80s fame that sparked one of the most persistent urban legends ever. (No, your stomach will not explode if you consume Pop Rocks and soda.)
"Pop Rocks" by Kasia/flickr.
Gimmicky? Sure. Tasty? Definitely, once I discovered that a dab of salty soy sauce perfectly complements the sweet candy.
For the record, the spicy crunchy salmon roll was gimmick-free but also delicious, and the tempura tofu was one of the best fried things I've ever tasted…and let's face it, that's not exactly a short list.