The Zahav Roll

October 12th, 2011

The first Celebrity Roll we feature was unveiled in early August of this year.

The Zahav Roll is a collaboration between Chef Zama and Chef Michael Solomonov. Inspired by the award-winning cuisine that Chef Solomonov creates at his Old City restaurant Zahav, the hand roll creatively fuses the Japanese and Israeli culinary traditions together.

As Chef Zama details in the video, the meaty hand roll is stuffed with sushi rice, black sesame-edamame hummus, and tuna, all wrapped tight in red shiso soy paper. Delicious edamame falafel is served alongside the four hand rolls and Zama’s spin on tzatziki: yuzu juice and crème fraîche. Each element of the dish collides on the plate for a true fusion experience.

$1 of each Celebrity Roll benefits a charity of the celebrity’s choice. Chef Solomonov chose the Philadelphia Police Athletic League (PAL). PAL is “Cops Helping Kids,” by providing free educational, athletic and cultural after-school programs for youth to become successful and productive citizens.

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Welcome to the New zBlog

October 11th, 2011

Welcome to the new online home of Zama Restaurant!

The last few days have been a bit tumultuous with our website name change. Unfortunately, when we changed the name a few unexpected changes came along with it, and our previous blog posts were all lost.

So, in the coming days and weeks we will be re-introducing parts of our Celebrity Roll Series. You can also expect in-depth coverage on some of the fine seafood we use at Zama, plus new videos in the very near future.

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Ryan Madson & the “Mad Dog” Roll

September 26th, 2011

Ryan Madson had his best year yet with the Philadelphia Phillies this season, finally earning the closer role. He earned his own sushi roll too, in our Celebrity Roll Series. The “Mad Dog” Roll features yellowtail, jalapeño and avocado wrapped inside soy paper then tempura battered. It’s served open-faced, topped with tuna sashimi and an avocado salsa. As with each Celebrity Roll, $1 is donated to charity for each roll sold. Ryan’s charity of choice is the Variety Club, which serves children with disabilities.

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Questlove’s “Drum Roll”

August 17th, 2011

Philly’s own Questlove, leader of the Legendary Roots Crew, is EVERYWHERE these days. Going from cross-country tours to late night TV to centerstage of City Hall’s Fourth of July celebrations, Questlove is a man who never sleeps (or so it seems). Luckily, he took a little time to come by and learn to make his cheesesteak-inspired Celebrity Roll with Chef Zama.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rE8mxUseECA&annotation_id=annotation_595366&src_vid=SN1yeiQAIFM&feature=iv

 

The Questlove Drum Roll has a few twists that make it truly special. A chili-flecked soy paper gives the roll a little heat. Inside, tender washugyu beef calls out through rice and provolone cheese. The Drum Roll is ordered wit or witout sauteed onions with a jalapeño popper and horseradish aioli on the side.

For each roll sold, $1 is donated to Questlove’s charity of choice, Harlem Village Academies.

 

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