Designer burgers have been a food fad staple for a couple of years now – with chains such as Dirty Burger, Shake Shack and MEATLiquor offering heavily indulgent and Instagram-ready treats.
By Nerti U. Qatja, @VOP_Today – Source: Helena Horton (The Telegraph)
People have also enjoyed mucking about with burgers, from the delicious-sounding mac-and-cheese burger to the bizarre ramen burger.
Sushi has gone from a posh dinner out to a lunchtime staple – and people are always finding new ways to consume it, firstly in burritos and now in weird burger hybrids.
Skim Instagram and you’ll find thousands of pictures of a strange but inevitable new food trend – with all the greasy indulgence of a burger encased in fat, sticky, opulent grains of rice.
Restaurants and food fanatics all over the world have been creating their own take on the Sushi Burger, and it can’t be long before it finds a way to one of our chains in the UK.
Chefs craft the rice into the dome shape of a burger. It is sometimes left just-cooked, sticky and fresh, and sometimes fried for ease of eating.
Also included are traditional sushi components, like raw fish, ginger, seaweed and wasabi, but with a burger shop twist – so some versions include pulled pork and pickles, while others include a big, juicy burger patty.
Above all else, however, it looks impossible to eat. It looks perfect for Instagram – combining a few food fads in one Frankenstein beast of a meal – but once picked up would leave you with dropped rice and sticky fingers.
It certainly doesn’t seem to have the face-shoving, juice-dripping qualities of a burger carried in a sturdy bun.
Many food blogs offer advice – eat this creation with a knife and fork or risk ruining your outfit by dropping the monster food fad creation on your lap.
The fried creations with minimal rice – such as the one pictured above – look less Instagram-ready, but easier to eat. If we were to try one (and we’re oddly curious), we’d go for this creation.
If you want to find out how to make normal sushi, check our our Sushi School video tutorials.