We Taste Tested Sushi Burgers So You Don’t Have To
We took a bite out of the newest food trend to see if it lived up to the two things we all love: burgers and sushi.
The newest food trend that's been popping up around the internet is sushi burgers. As in, SUSHI in a BURGER format. As four individuals who appreciate sushi rolls, we decided to try to see if eating sushi in burger form was actually practical or straight-up criminal.
Sushi burgers use rice as the "bun" of the burger, and then load it up with sushi-grade fish, avocado, and other toppings. The more ~adventurous~ ones use red meat instead of fish. Our sushi burgers came sans meat from Roppongi Asian Tapas Bar & Sushi in Hollywood, known for their The Famous Spicy Tuna Burger.
Oh my god this is my new everything. My world. Words cannot explain the new plane of euphoria that I have reached. I'm smitten. I love you, sushi burger. The rice bun was perfectly crisped on the outside, and chewy on the inside. The fish and avocado fell apart a little as I bit in, but I didn't care. I was in such a state of joy I barely noticed. I imagine the dining hall in heaven serves sushi burgers exclusively. They ARE that good, you guys!
Well damn! This is BOMB!!! It tasted like a tempura roll, but better because it's bigger. It's smaller than an average burger though. If this sushi burger was Britney Spears, she would say, "I'm not sushi, not yet a burger." However, I wish the rice was softer. I wasn't really into the crunchiness of it, but I would definitely eat it again...and again...and again. On someone else's tab. Not worth 12 bucks fam.
Guys, this is MESSY AF to eat. The tuna and avocado are slipping out everywhere. At first I was like, WHO *WOULDN'T* WANT AN EXCUSE TO EAT SUSHI WITH YOUR HANDS? But now it's like, yeah, bring on those chopsticks. Also, the texture of the fried rice "buns" are a lot chewier than I expected. But that being said, the flavors of everything combined are actually very good. I think I'd just rather stick to rolls from now on.
OK, right off the bat, this is fucking delicious. It's like a tempura roll just exploded in my mouth. Super good. It's a little smaller than I anticipated, but big things come in small packages. It's spiced just right, it's creamy, it's delightfully chewy, and the tuna melts like butter. However... $12?? For this? No. Homegirl, you're good but not $12 good. Docking two points just for the price. Would try again for $4, maybe $4.25.