‘Norigami’ Sushi Tacos Blend the Best of Both Worlds into One Tasty Treat

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Recently, connoisseurs  of Japanese cuisine have been experiencing tasty sushi hybrids. From exquisitely garnished burgers to maki-inspired burritos, avant-garde restaurants and trendy food trucks across the globe have been experimenting with new and unique ways to prepare and eat the traditional rolls. Now, fun-loving foodies have another chopsticks-free combination to try: sushi tacos.

Created by Norigami, a pop-up shop based in Southern California, the sushi taco pairs the yummy ingredients of Japanese food with the portable and convenient nature of tacos. Each quirky creation consists of a seaweed and tempura shell filled with rice, veggies, and fish topped with sauce, sprouts, and other condiments. This winning concept hasn't changed much since its conception, which the company comically recollects on its website as a “slightly drunken” discovery fueled by the boredom of Norigami's future chef.  “As somewhat of a joke, a sheet of nori [seaweed] was dipped into tempura batter and dropped into the fryer. We added some leftover sushi rice, krab mix, and whatever sushi scraps we got our hands on and TA-DAH! The sushi nori taco was born.”

Though Norigami exists only as a pop-up for now, the company hopes to open a restaurant dedicated entirely to the scrumptious sushi taco combinations. You can make this delectable dream a reality by donating to its GoFundMe page. In the meantime, be sure to keep track of Norigami's wandering whereabouts through its Facebook page.

Tasty and totally Instagrammable, the sushi taco has taken Southern California by storm!

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h/t: [Rocket News 24]

All images via Norigami unless otherwise stated.

Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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