After eating just about everything that swims in the sea from a variety of venues in Baja last month, it's clear I'm not exactly squeamish about trucks, stalls, stands or any other food-dispensing conveyance. But when Fishlips launched, several people said to me "Sushi from a truck? I'm not sure about that." I can now report that the Fishlips truck is an impeccably clean place to get your sushi, and is inspected by the health department like a bricks and mortar restaurant (although trucks don't get letter grades). The sushi chef makes everything to order, using an electric rice conveyor belt for the rolls. My spicy tuna roll wasn't quite like a normal roll -- it used chunks of ahi anointed with sriracha rather than the usual ground tuna, but I liked that better since there was no mayo involved. The rice was kind of loosey goosey but it was a great deal at $3.50 for a half roll. Various lunch sets are also well-priced -- for around $8 you get a lot of sushi, in a combination of rolls and temaki, which are cute ball-shaped sushi. The warm edamame were also delicious, sprinkled with salt and much nicer than the cold supermarket variety. This sushi isn't completely traditional, but it's a good value and very fresh, so I give it:
3 out of 4 tires.
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