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
Go Sushi has been around for almost a year now, but in case you haven’t heard of them yet, that’s because their first branch in Maginhawa is actually just a takeout store. Almost two weeks ago, they opened their first ever full-blown restaurant that offers affordable Japanese fusion dishes that’s worth every centavo.
Their vision is to let their customers try gourmet sushi and other Japanese dishes that won’t burn a hole in your pocket. Would you believe that you can order one hefty serving of maki rolls under 200 bucks?
But what makes them extra special is that they are the first ones to release donut sushi here in Manila! 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, mt. salmon lava, and so much more.
They also have affordable rice bowls priced under 200 bucks!
Other rice toppings options include wasabi sisig, asian wings, grilled sukiyaki beef, katsudon, and more.
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.
No reservations accepted
View their Instagram account
Mindanao Ave (beside Balai Pandesal), Project 8, Quezon City
You can also find them 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 now is that they are launching new “Sushi Dōnatsu” tomorrow, March 11!
Six new flavors of Shinsen’s Sushi Dōnatsu are being launched at at a flat P278 price point.
Check them out this weekend, you can book a table via Booky and get P300 OFF + free dessert! Learn more about it here.
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