A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from December 31, 2005
King Kong Roll
King Kong is a popular movie, first made in 1933 and remade in 1976 and 2005.

Some years before the 2005 remake, the "King Kong roll" (sushi) was invented. (We do not know where.) Since the 2005 remake, more sushi places have sold it.

The "King Kong Roll," unlike a "turkey roll," has no ingredients of a giant ape. The ingredients vary considerably, but it is not at all clear that it consists of ingreidents (tuna or eel or crab or shrimp) that an ape would eat.

So why is it called a "King Kong Roll"? Because the roll is large? Because it's a name that sells?

(Google)
Tokyo Tokyo Fine Japanese Cuisine -> Sushi Menu
King Kong Roll, 17.00. Lava Roll, 13.00. Fire Boat, 16.00. Paradise Roll, 18.00. Palm Spring, 12.00. Small World, 15.00. Vegetarian Specials ...
http://www.tokyotokyousa.com/sushimenu.html - 59k - Cached - Similar pages

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(Google)
Godzilla movies, 8 pm-midnight in Chicago - metromix.com
Sushi and drink specials include: King Kong roll (shrimp tempura, spicy crab mix and cucumber topped with spinach tempura flakes, $7.50); Godzilla roll ...
metromix.chicagotribune.com/ dining/137667,0,426796.event - 61k - Cached - Similar pages

(Google)
Ra Sushi, Chicago with photo! via Planet99 Guide to Chicago: Ra ...
Menu items include the Godzilla Roll ($10), King Kong Roll ($7.50), Mt Fuji (onion and bell pepper with sauteed lobster and mushrooms), and the Mega Monster ...
http://www.planet99.com/chicago/restaurants/14373.html - 18k - Cached - Similar pages

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(Google)
Chunky_Monkey's 65 San Francisco Restaurant reviews by local people. We also ordered the King Kong roll which is soft shell crab and unagi and spicy tuna. Pretty good. But the super dragon roll was better. ...
sfsurvey.com/profile.asp?ID=2488&n=reviews - 174k - Dec 29, 2005 - Cached - Similar pages

(Google)
R1. King Kong Roll
(Working on a group order? Share your shopping cart with a friend by email.) R1. King Kong Roll. Albacore, onion, garlic and tobiko.($7.95). Quantity? : ...
http://www.waiter.com/cgi-bin/SCMMOS/ GetItem.cgi?R1KINGKONGROLL+SC.59G6a2cGIvEbE - 7k - Supplemental Result - Cached - Similar pages

(Google)
Sushi Rock
king Kong roll : Albacore, onion, garlic AND tobiko.($7.95); R2. Volcano roll : Spicy Salmon, Asparagus, AND tobiko.($6.95) ...
http://www.waiter.com/cgi-bin/SCMMOS/ GetRestaurant.cgi?SUSHIROCKWDD4001 - 66k - Supplemental Result - Cached - Similar pages

(Google)
newdinnermenu.htm
King Kong Roll. Salmon, tuna, yellowtail,shrimp, crab, cucumber, avocado, tobiko.
$13.95. Specialty Rolls. (6) pieces:. Rainbow Roll ...
207.97.251.55/carryout/mjl/newsushimenu.html - 43k - Dec 29, 2005 - Cached - Similar pages

Posted by Barry Popik
Food/Drink • (0) Comments • Saturday, December 31, 2005 • Permalink