- This sushi is also fried, has hot sauce and a creamy mayo type sauce. It is arranged in a circle around crabmeat.
- The right sushi has avocado on top. The left has tempura jalapeno (a spicy pepper) placed on top. Then more hot sauce.
- This one was weird. I didn’t like it. It has mango and avocado on top.
- Look at all that ‘Sushi’!
American Sushi is very strange. It is made using many heavy flavors and ingredients and is loaded with calories. A lot of cream, mayo, and deep-frying. It is also very spicy. Not wasabi spicy, but hot sauce spicy. The focus of American Sushi is neither fish nor rice. It is the flavors from all the ingredients and sauces together.
The sushi is strange, but it is delicious (probably because it is so unhealthy!). The sushi restaurant in my town is all-you-can-eat (there are no time limits in America) and very inexpensive at around 15~20 dollars a person. The spiciness is awesome and something I really miss in Japanese food.
So, Sushi in America is not really Sushi. But, curry in Japan is not really curry either. When something imported into another country, it is changed so it fits the taste and sensibilities of that country. Is it a good thing? Is it a bad thing? I don’t know. But if you get the opportunity to eat American Sushi I recommend that you try it without comparing it to ‘real’ Japanese Sushi. You might even like it.