Friday, November 07, 2008

Cheese sushi: Now that's just wrong

I popped over to the Wilshire outlet of chain Samurai Sam's to pick up some sushi for lunch today. There's nothing special about their sushi, but it's the closest sushi-like substance to my office. I was taken aback to find there was no sushi with fish on display! The bottom case held a selection of either cheddar or mozzarella "sushi." The top case had teriyaki steak sushi and teriyaki chicken sushi. I finally unearthed a lone tuna donburi bowl lurking behind the unholy cheesiness. A Philadelphia roll is one thing, that's just going too far. On the other hand, it's probably the only sushi my cheese-loving daughter would ever try.

6 comments:

mattatouille said...

probably some crazy korean's idea. Koreans put cheese in everything. (well I guess the japanese do too). Cheese ramen, cheese dumplings, etc.

Pat said...

I guess it's better that it's not cheese and fish together, just cheese and...seaweed. Ick. Some Asian dishes with cheese are good, like that Japanese fried cheese stuff, but most are not. Tokyo Table is smart not to put cheese on their sushi pizza, just mayonaise.

Billy Vasquez said...

Pat, how do you feel about Hawaiian style spam sushi? It's on my 99 cent recipe to do list! Also congrats on your L.A. Times "local beer brews" article.

Anjali said...

When I lived in Japan I was introduced to cheddar-yukari onigiri. It sounded completely disgusting to me, but the sharpness of the cheddar totally works with the slightly tart yukari and salty rice and nori. A testament to the power of cheese....

Pat said...

Hey Billy, I was surprised to find out that I love spam sushi! But when a co-worker brought in bunch of spam musubi made with the extra-spicy Tabasco spam, I found that even my digestive system has its limits. Of course I probably could have stopped before I had five pieces!

Sam said...

Omg, cheese sushi sounds brilliant. Although, maybe not those particular ones. As a veggie, I'm always looking for new sushi to roll at home.