So remember how I left Nori utterly disappointed with their Sushi Burrito? Well, I didn’t regret that one too much, because I like to try everything at least once. At least I learned early not to come back. I almost lost faith in the concept of the sushirrito until Tokyo Tokyo came up with something similar but not quite: the Tokyo Tokyo Makirrito.
It’s a third of the price of a sushirrito at Nori, and has two variants: The Samurai Karaage (Php 100), and the California Kani (Php 100). An additional 25 pesos upgrades it to a meal with a glass of red iced tea.
The rice is packed really tight, which makes it easier and less messy to eat compared to other sushirritos. The seaweed wrap also was also of just the right thickness, making it easy to sink your teeth into it. I liked how zesty and fresh the California Kani variant was, but I did find the meaty Samurai Karaage more to my liking because of the drizzle of teriyaki sauce.
It can get a little “dry”, so you might want to ask for soy sauce and wasabi for your order to give it a little kick. Unlike other sushirritos, it doesn’t come with a flavorful dip, but the core should have enough sauce to complement the other ingredients.
For a hundred bucks, it’s more satisfying and budget-friendly than other options in the market. Some would say that this concept is pretty lazy — it’s practically unsliced sushi or maki when you think about it. I love it, though. I like burrito, and I like eating food with my hands, so the concept of a maki you can eat without the need for chopsticks is brilliant.
On another note, why doesn’t Tokyo Tokyo have a delivery service?! Yoshinoya has one. Tokyo Tokyo needs to have one to cater to my emergency cravings!-HANA