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I Tried GIANT Sushi In Tokyo And Lived To Tell The Tale

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The story begins in August 2016 when a few of my friends from BuzzFeed New York found really cheap tickets from NYC (seriously, it's a bargain right now) and decided to visit our BuzzFeed Japan co-workers in Tokyo. When we got to work they they had an idea for us: they really wanted to try really big ass, giant sushi rolls that have been kind of a thing in Tokyo lately.

The restaurant that has the giant sushi is a chain in Tokyo called Sushi Zammai. I'd like to think of it as the Olive Garden of sushi minus free breadsticks and salad. The guy extending his friendly arms in this picture is kind of like the Colonel Sanders of the chain.


So, anyway, the giant sushi is on a secret menu. The cost varies depending on the roll but they started serving it (at limited locations) because of demand. The customers wanted it so they delivered.


... and this was the aftermath:

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I'm not the biggest salmon egg fan so it kind of like biting into a GIANT fish oil capsule. The rush of salmon juice exploding in my mouth was... intense. The eggs also went everywhere: MESSY. Next time I think I'll stick with the pill version.

Review: I'm all set.


This was delicious.

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Again, it wasn't the easiest to eat... but there's nothing like biting into a huge chunk of sushi like a Subway sub. I'm not a food blogger so I couldn't tell you about the quality of fish, but as a "casual" fish eater this basically melted in my mouth.

Review: Get in my belly.

Final thoughts: Big sushi is cool as hell. It's also messy as hell but would be fun to do with your friend's for a birthday dinner (if you're into that sort of thing). Do I think it's the next big food trend in America? Maybe? It seems like Americans would be DTF with this food trend. Otherwise, next time you're in Tokyo check it out. It's truly an experience and the Instagram you'll get from it is great.