Food·Posted on 29 July 2021Australians Are Obsessed With Fried Chicken Sushi, Even Though It's Apparently SacrilegiousWe know it's a crime against tradition, but we just can't get enough.by Julia WillingBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Look, we've gone through this many times before, but Australia really does have a unique approach to food. Flickr @giffordclan / Via Flickr: giffordclan In fact, there are many naysayers who claim that we don't have a national cuisine at all — we simply bastardise other cultures' foodie traditions and label them as ~fresh Aussie flavours~. Flickr @joyosity / BuzzFeed / Via Flickr: joyosity Well, I hate to add fuel to our critics' fire, but I'm afraid exhibit A) might work against us: May I present, Australia's favourite sushi recipe, the fried chicken roll. Flickr @1Nine8Four / Via Flickr: snapah Oooh, she's looking fine. Now, I'm a little ashamed to admit this, but up until this year, I'd really never considered that the humble chicken roll was not, in fact, sushi at all. Flickr @avlxyz / Via Flickr: avlxyz This captures my go-to order fairly effectively. I mean, chicken katsu is Japanese, right? Not to mention, exquisitely delicious, so it makes sense that an authentic fried chicken sushi should exist? Werxj / Getty Images, Flickr @waltzes / Via Flickr: waltzes But after recent research and some very loud audience feedback, I'm afraid I can no longer deny the sacrilege of forgoing fresh, raw fish in favour of a crumbed and battered chicken tender. Flickr @avlxyz / Via Flickr: avlxyz To the people of Japan and the highly-trained, tradition-steeped makers of sushi, I say only this: Accept Australia's sincerest apologies for this abomination. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF CBC P.S. Can you maybe find it in your hearts to officially add roast chook into the traditional mix? You'd be doing us a bloody big favour.