Mexican Sushi: A Trend We Hope Doesn't Stick
Natalie Miranda Guamuchilito roll from Señor Sushi
Mexican sushi. That's one fusion we never thought would exist and one we're not too sure we want to stick around.
Apparently it is a thing, since there are at least two spots in metro Phoenix that craft the rolls.
Señor Sushi on Indian School and 43rd Avenue and Taco Kissi on Bethany Home are the two Mexican sushi places. We braved Señor Sushi and took on a few of their rolls to see what this trend is all about.
Natalie Miranda Inside Senor Sushi.
The décor at Señor Sushi is Japanese, with a large fan hanging on a red wall in the waiting area and a few fake branches in a pot. The restaurant is wide open with a sea of tables, and the booths are raised. There is a stage and dance floor at the back of the restaurant; Señor Sushi hosts musical guests and shows boxing matches.
The menu is a mix of traditional sushi rolls, appetizers, and noodles, along with Mexican rolls.
Natalie Miranda Firecracker jalapeño appetizer
We ordered the firecracker jalapeño appetizer. It wasn't spicy, as one might expect from a jalapeño dish. It was heavy with cream, both in the crab mix stuffed inside the jalapeños and the in cream on top. The sauce on the side gave the flavor a bit more depth.
Natalie Miranda Carne asada roll
Almost all the rolls featured cream cheese inside them, and the carne asada roll -- breaded and deep-fried and stuffed with carne asada, tomato, jalapeño, onion, cilantro and cream cheese -- just didn't feel right. Hot, deep-fried cream cheese did not leave us wanting to finish it. On the upside, the meat was well seasoned and juicy.