Mississauga’s First to Serve Sushi Burritos Opens Up
Imagine for a moment your favourite sushi roll on steroids - one that's about four times bigger than the average sushi roll on offer at a typical Japanese restaurant. What you've just pictured is called a "sushi burrito" and it's the latest craze in food fusion trends. This one originated in San Francisco and then made its way to New York City. Now, it's here.
Mississauga's first restaurant to offer the sushi burrito is Corner (by Spoon and Fork), a new quick-service restaurant located in the Dixie and Dundas area. The cafe-style eatery has European and Asian dishes from croissants to sushi to choose from, along with build-your-own options such as their popular "mum bowl" and now their sushi burrito.
The beauty about the build-your-own dish is the ability to customize your sushi burrito to what you're palate is craving. This is the perfect solution for those who are emotional eaters, since the combinations are endless!
The standard option for building your own sushi burrito includes your choice of one protein (lobster, crab meat, smoked duck, raw salmon, raw tuna, smoked salmon and unagi/eel); four toppings (shredded carrot, tofu, pineapple, roasted garlic, fried shredded sweet potatoes, picked cucumber, kimchi radish, alfalfa sprouts, pickled radish, seaweed, mix of pickled veggies, julienne mango, pickled wild mushrooms, kimchi, corn, crab meat, sliced cucumber, sweet Peruvian teardrop peppers, tomatoes, mandarin oranges, fish roe/tobiko, pickled artichokes, pea shoots, avocado, julienne red peppers, strawberries, sunflower seeds, fried tempura bits, bacon, fried shallots, sesame seeds, dried cranberries); choice of greens (mixed greens, arugula, fried kale, leaf lettuce, baby spinach, shredded cabbage); and lastly the sauce (mango mayo, strawberry mayo, wasabi mayo, honey jalapeno mayo, spicy mayo, sweet and chili lemon mayo).
I tried the rising sun which is very similar a spicy salmon roll but with extra veggies and crab meat. The rice is a thin layer and the bulk of the burrito is the stuffing, including ample pieces of fresh salmon sashimi.
I also built my own burrito which included lobster, avocado, fried kale, fried shredded sweet potato and sweet Peruvian teardrop peppers. The Peruvian peppers are a unique miniature teardrop shaped red pepper originating from Peru. It's a combination of a cherry pepper and jalapeno pepper that has that initial taste sensation and that feeling you get just before a hot pepper burns your mouth -- but instead of the heat, the pepper leaves you with a sweetness that lingers.
You also have the option to choose from six signature sushi burritos at Corner:
Rising Sun: fresh salmon sashimi, crab meat, lettuce, avocado, carrots, cabbage, tobiko, tempura bits, green onions, spicy mayo (as seen in cover shot).
Flaming Dragon: fresh tuna sashimi, baby spinach, pickled cucumber, tobiko, avocado, seven spicy toppings and spicy mayo.
Lobster Roll: lobster, avocado, arugula, tobiko, corn, sweet teardrop peppers, green onion, sweet and chilli lemon mayo.
Unagi Dance: grilled eel, avocado, arugula, cabbage, cucumber.
Smoked Duck: smoked duck, spring mix, red pepper, pea shoots, mandarin oranges, honey jalapeno and mayo.
Veggie Green: fried mushrooms, lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, avocado, alfalfa sprouts, shredded carrots and sunflower seeds.