Rumaki was invented by a Hawaiian chef. It originally always included chicken liver and water chestnut wrapped in bacon. The little nugget was then marinated in soy sauce and brown sugar before being baked. Since I love chicken liver, this is a delicious dish to me. But, some people do not like chicken liver (all of the rest of my family) and now there are other variations, all of which still contain water chestnuts. Although, I have had the chicken liver kind with an apple slice instead of the water chestnut. I have also seen versions of rumaki replacing the chicken liver with pineapple. That sounds very good! I may have to try out some various versions and post the recipes.
But, actually we were all just a little surprised that his choice wasn't more elaborate. He chose a classic, the BLT! Yup! The good old bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich. It really is a great choice!