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What should be a bizarre mishmash of cuisines works surprisingly well at this Japanese-Mexican sushi restaurant.
Ever fancied a sushi-burrito? Granted, it’s an odd concept. We were a bit sceptical ourselves when we heard about the new Japanese-Mexican restaurant which rams these two staple foods together. But when we saw photos of these bewildering sticky-rice sandwiches, we couldn’t deny our curiosity.
Fuumi, on the Avenue Parmentier, its walls splashed with food-themed phrases like ‘old dirty mustard’ and ‘three cheese mafia’, offers a choice of eight set menus. The Cancun, for example, consists of marinated tuna, grilled sweetcorn, red onion, guacamole, red cabbage, coriander and yellow chili pepper sauce, all arranged all on a layer of nori (the edible seaweed used in sushi), covered with rice, rolled up and cut into two. It works brilliantly well: the burrito is fresh, tastes good and ends up like more of a massive sushi roll than a big, leaky burrito.
If we had one complaint, it would be that the sauce, similar to mayonnaise, sometimes overpowers the actual taste of the food. To avoid this, we’d advise you ‘create’ your own six-ingredient sushi-burrito, which includes one kind of fish and a sauce of your own choice, from a particularly sweet soy to several even spicier varieties.
TRANSLATION: LEONIE CATER
124 avenue Parmentier
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