A local magazine asked a food truck operating sushi chef for the most unusual question he'd ever been asked by a customer. Without hesitation, he responded "Someone asked if we serve sushi tacos." If you think that wrapping raw fish in a tortilla is nothing more than a gimmick to make some quick sales, you're not alone. If you still hold this opinion after tasting Jogasaki Burrito, then you might be on your own.
Keep in mind that a sushi burrito doesn't necessarily have to be wrapped in a flour tortilla. Jogasaki offers a soy paper wrapper for an additional fifty cents. The Jogasaki Burrito #2 ( pictured below ) comes with soy paper by default. For $7 you'll get a burrito stuffed with sushi rice, crab mean, spicy tuna, avocado, cucumber and shrimp tempura. The operative word here is "stuffed." That's one of the best things about Jogasaki Burrito: most of their creations aren't dainty snacks, but hearty meals. If a snack is all you're looking for, though, Jogasaki has got you covered too. Spicy tuna nachos! (Dorito's topped with spicy tuna and avocado.)
Ever since I had my first taste last week, I've been checking TruxMap daily to see if Jogasaki Burrito is going to be close enough for lunch.
I've often wondered if Japanese school children can construct a sushi roll with the same ease that American children can make a sandwich. Chances are the answer is "no." If painstaking hours of practice are what's standing in their way, my suggestion to the children of Japan is that they embrace the burrito.
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