This is a sushi burrito. Photo by Flickr user Jennifer 8. Lee.

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Behold the Sushi Burrito, Dallas’ Latest Food Trend

This hearty alternative to rolls is making an appearance on menus across town.

The problem with sushi, for those of us with ferocious appetites, is that you can indulge in spicy tuna and rich uni, and feel full. But then 20 minutes later you find yourself hungry and craving another shrimp tempura roll.

Sushi burritos, which offer a solution to this dilemma due to their sheer size, are slowly but surely making an appearance on menus across Dallas. Fish, rice, vegetables, and mayo, wrapped up in soy paper or seaweed. You know, like a burrito except fishier.

Here are some local sushi burritos worth trying.

The Superman Burrito at Densetsu in Plano is loaded with ahi tuna, salmon, crabmeat, and avocado, all wrapped up in soy paper with spicy mayo and hot ponzu sauce. The ahi tuna, fresh salmon, and avocado add a nice pop of color inside the accompanying crabmeat. Densetsu is all about that presentation, which makes any sushi experience even better.

Uni Sushi has their own “Giant Burrito Roll” and holy burrito, Batman! You’ll get some bang for your buck wth this one. With fresh salmon, tuna, avocado, and crabmeat with eel sauce and house-made spicy mayo on the side, you’ll probably want to eat this in one sitting.

Sushi burrito from Hikari Sushi. Photo by Julia Trupp.
Sushi burrito from Hikari Sushi. Photo by Julia Trupp.

The sushi burrito at Hikari Sushi is a beautiful specimen. The burrito is similar to others around the city with the standard fresh tuna, salmon, avocado, and crab mix, and it is a good size for holding—it doesn’t feel like too much. Bonus: Hikari Sushi lines the top of their sushi bar with various stuffed animals, including Hello Kitty, so even if you decided to take yourself on a date, you won’t be eating alone.

Sushi Lover, where the menu is laced with sexual innuendos, has the Japanese Burrito. Rather than the typical halves, the chef cuts this roll into four pieces, for tasty baked bites filled with salmon, crab, yellowtail, white fish, and a special sauce. The menu itself is for those who have a good sense of humor and can successfully place an order for rolls like the “Sexy Time Special.” Own it.

Know of a sushi burrito we should try? Let us know in the comment section below.

Julia Trupp is a D Magazine intern.

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