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"Mexican Sushi": Born In Culiacan, Blowing Up In The US

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"Mexican Sushi": Born In Culiacan, Blowing Up In The US

Mexican sushi was born in Culiacán.  The legend goes like this...

According to sushi chef Ronaldo Guerrero, there was once a small Japanese style sushi cart in Culiacan.  Across the street, there was a taco stand. 

One day, a local customer was bored with tacos (I didn't know that was possible); he wanted something "different."

So the unknown genius decided to put some carne asada in his shrimp roll and boom...surf-and-turf Sinaloa-style sushi was born.

 

 
 
 
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At Culichi Town, where chef Guerrero works, you can get the "Guerrero roll", which has carne and pollo asado, bacon, cream cheese, avocado, and queso inside.  The roll is deep fried and then drizzled with cilantro and chipotle dressing.

You can also get the Norteño roll, which has serrano pepper...

 

 

The surf-and-turf "Quesito" roll, which is deep fried and topped with melted Monterey queso...

 

 
 
 
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Van a querer #elquesito #tucasaamiga @culichitownmontclair1 #vamosadarle

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And, of course, you can get a Hot Cheeto roll...

 

 
 
 
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Culichi Town, which started in Chicago and now has locations all over the US, claims to have been the first Sinaloa-style Mexican sushi restaurant.

But another restaurant also claims that title...  

The founders of Sushi Loco call themselves "the original Mexican sushi".  They started in 2011 with a sushi cart they bought in TJ and called "Sushi-Island".  Now they have two restaurant locations and have been featured on Univision.

 

 
 
 
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Who wants to ROLL with us?!? . . . . Tag a sushi lover ????????

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Either way, "Sinaloa-style" sushi is popping up all over the place...

 

 

Serving not just deep fried surf-and-turf sushi, but also "natural" rolls...

 

 
 
 
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Agua Chiles Roll & Dodger Game happening now!

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Some spots don't claim Sinaloa.  El Tataki calls itself Mexican-Japanese fusion...

 

 

Some places specialize in sushi "burritos"...

 

 
 
 
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But all the Sinaloa-style Mexican sushi spots also serve traditional platillos de mariscos...

 

 
 
 
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And forget the sake, these spots all serve up cervezas, micheladas, mangonadas and margaritas.

 

 
 
 
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Happy Friday everyone, cheers! ✨(featured: mangonada and cucumber jalapeño cocktails)

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And it's not just Mexicanos who are excited about it...

 

 
 
 
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SUSHI AND TACOS. What could be better. Both were good and I’m shook about it

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thursday night sushi ritual at the mexican restaurant

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So, this weekend, enjoy some banda and a Modelo with your deep-fried carne asada sushi.  Arriba Sinaloa!

 

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