If you’ve never rolled your own sushi, WHY NOT!? So what if it’s ugly. So what if it falls apart. It’s fun and so much cheaper.
One of my son’s favorite books when he was a baby was First Book of Sushi. Every time he orders ikura, one of the lines goes through my head, “Ikura squishy salmon roe like dabby dots of jelly. Salty on my lips and yummy in my belly”
I could probably quote the whole book to be honest, we read it multiple times a day.