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    Lobster Bomb Named Great Lobster Roll in New England by Phantom Gourmet

    Yama Zakura Lobster Bomb Named Great Lobster Roll in New England by Phantom Gourmet – The Secret is in the SAUCE!

    Phantom Gourmet, Boston’s #1 restaurant critic, announced his list of New England’s eight best Lobster Rolls – just in time for summer. The Lobster Bomb, served at Yama Zakura, Yama Mama’s signature restaurant, was recognized on this exclusive list alongside lobster rolls served at amazing restaurants in the region such as Row 34, Gather, Joe Fish, Belle Isle Seafood, Bostonia Public House, Red’s Eats, and Evelyn’s Drive-In.

    Watch the 8 Great Lobster Rolls video and read the full story here.

    “It is so exciting to see a sushi restaurant on this list! It just goes to show you that food has no boundaries when it comes to bringing people together to enjoy something they love,” said the Yama Mama Anna Bouphavichith, owner of Yama Zakura.

    Typically served as a sandwich style meal made with chopped lobster and melted butter on a hotdog bun, the lobster roll is thought to have originated in Connecticut in the early 1900’s. The sandwich is a favorite for anyone living in or visiting New England. The Yama Mama has been serving her version of the lobster roll for nearly a decade, and if you’ve never experienced this treat, get ready, it’s a bit different.

    Described by the Phantom himself as “a Japanese style lobster roll layered with chunks of luxurious lobster, soaking in a sweet lemon mayo that’s torched to create a warm, decadent masterpiece,” The Lobster Bomb at Yama Zakura transcends tradition and expectations.

    “I love seafood and wanted to incorporate a New England tradition with sushi when I created the Lobster Bomb, but the secret is in the sauce,” said Bouphavichith.

    The Yama Mama’s Lemon Cream Sauce

    Sushi chefs at Yama Zakura smoother the famous Lobster Bomb with Yama Mama’s Lemon Cream Sauce and then torch the mounds of lobster to serve warm.  This is what gives the Lobster Bomb its unique flavor.

    The Yama Mama recently bottled three of her signature sauces served at Yama Zakura, and good news, The Lemon Cream Sauce is available for purchase. Now, you can enjoy the famous Lobster Bomb in the comfort of your own home. Enjoy!


    Lobster Bomb Recipe

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    Lobster Bomb Recipe

    Lobster Bomb


    • 1 cut sushi roll (See Sushi Rice Preparation)
    • 1 ½ cups of Yama Mama Lemon Cream Sauce and lobster meat (See Preparation Section Below)
    • 2 tablespoons of Panko – Japanese Bread Crumb (OPTIONAL)
    • 1 tablespoon of Tobiko
    • 1 tablespoon of Spicy Sriracha Sauce
    • 1 tablespoon of Unagi Sauce
    • Gari (Pickled Ginger)
    • Wasabi
    • Soy Sauce

    Meat for the Lobster Bomb

    NOTE: Measurements are for 1 Sushi Roll

    1. Heat 1 cup of the Yama Mama Lemon Cream Sauce in a pan on the stove until it begins to bubble.
    2. Add ½ cup of lobster meat to the pan and turn off the heat. Stir well.
    3. Set Aside.

    Assembly Instructions

    1. Arrange sushi pieces side-by-side on a plate so that the rice and vegetables are facing upwards.
    2. With a spoon, carefully scoop the Yama Mama Lemon Cream Sauce and lobster meatover each sushi piece.
    3. Lightly sprinkle panko across the roll.
    4. Drizzle Unagi/Kabayaki Sauce over the Roll.
    5. Finish off with Spicy Sriracha Sauce.
    6. Garnish with tobiko.