The newest Instagram food trend mashup: Sushi Burgers

We love to eat. We also love to discover and experience new foods and flavours. However, in order to experience these new discoveries, we need to constantly create new food mashups, like the churro ice cream sandwich or mac and cheese meatball sandwich. And the newest food trend mashup to grace our taste buds comes with a Japanese twist involving sushi and burgers.

Sushi burgers are a Japanese take on American comfort food and are the latest food trend mashup to take over Instagram. Sticky rice takes the place of a typical burger bun, served with layers of fish, avocado, and other tasty toppings stacked in between. It puts a hearty, handheld twist on a traditionally delicious delicacy, concocting a more substantial cousin to a standard sashimi or maki roll.

Vegan sushi burger
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Instagram-worthy food mashup
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First originating — and still on the menu — in Japanese fast food chain MOS Burger, this food mashup is now making the rounds on the internet with different variations you can easily recreate at home. The burgers are usually packed with ingredients like raw fish, fried soft-shell crab, or American-styled favourites, like fried chicken or beef patties. The sushi burgers are then topped with things like avocado, spicy mayonnaise, pickled ginger, and red cabbage. The potential for creativity is almost boundless, so long as everything fits between two rounds of sticky rice.

Sushi burgers give Japanese twist on American staple

It’s a brave new world for burgers and as you can see, they make for a very photogenic dish. And of course, if you’re lazy like many of us, and can’t be bothered with the whole cooking thing, there are restaurants serving up sushi burgers. Are you going to try one?