Move over, sushi burritos.
Sushi burritos and sushi bowls are so passé; it’s time to put the spotlight on sushi donuts, the newest sushi craze that will flood your Instagram feed.
This crazy mashup is beautiful in its own way and defies the way we know our traditional sushi. It’s a donut-shaped sushi where the cooled sushi rice is moulded to take form of a donut shape, with two layers of rice and ingredients like mangoes, salmon, black sesame and avocado in between. It’s colorful and fun to eat, although you may need to use your spoon and fork when devouring this delicious creation.
So far, we’ve found two notable restaurants serving this creative and delicious dish, but do let us know in the comments section below if you know any more restaurants offering their own kind of sushi donuts.
Go Sushi – Mindanao Ave
If you had known about Go Sushi’s humble beginnings as a takeout store in Maginhawa you would never have guessed that over a year later, they would be operating a full-blown restaurant in Mindanao Avenue. In case you haven’t heard of them, GoSushi serves affordable Japanese fusion dishes but they are most notable for being one of the first in Metro Manila to offer sushi donuts!
Their pride and joy, however, are their instagram-worthy sushi donuts. Currently, they are offering six amazing flavors (priced between Php 219-289) for you to choose from.
Philly Cheese Steak
Black Sesame Salmon
Looking for something to bring to your next potluck with your friends? They’re also popular for their sushi trays which you can have in a square plastic container (if take-out), or you can have it placed in a long marble stone tray if dine-in.
Other sushi flavors include the Crispy Tuna, Torched Eel roll, Salted Egg Tempura, Cordon Bleu, Crazy Maki, and Mt. Salmon Lava.
The restaurant proudly serves other Japanese dishes that don’t burn a hole in your pocket.
Would you believe that you can order rice toppings for under 200 bucks? Options include Wasabi Sisig, Asian Wings, Grilled Sukiyaki beef, and Katsudon.
Or you can try some of their comforting bowls of soup!
They also have Tonkotsu ramen and Sukiyaki.
They accept advanced orders and delivery requests, but strongly suggest that you pick-up the order yourself to guarantee the presentation of the sushi. They advise the customers who plan to order donut sushi to just come by the restaurant instead of having it delivered, because it may collapse since no nori is holding the rice to stay in place.
You can also find sushi donuts at…
Shinsen Sushi Bar and Restaurant – various branches
Shinsen which means “fresh” in Japanese is a homegrown sushi bar that now has two branches around Pasig. While it is known for its fresh sushi selections, oysters and teppanyaki, which you can read about here, what’s more interesting are their Sushi Dōnatsu.
Each one is named after a region in Japan and is priced at a flat Php 278 – not bad considering that one sushi donut is about as big as four regular sushi rolls!
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