In Japan, You Can Now Eat Butter Sushi
Sushi’s a low-fat, nutritious food—that is, until you deep-fry it, add cream cheese or mayonnaise, and garnish it with toppings that essentially render its health benefits useless. Now, a restaurant called Jinen in Osaka, Japan, has taken the fishy dish to unhealthy heights with a new special called “unagi butter sushi.”
Over at Eater, writer Daniela Galarza reports that diners are loving the sushi, which is made of rice, unagi (freshwater eel), and a generous pat of butter, all bound together with a rope of nori. Citing Japanese media source RocketNews24, she quotes diners' rave reviews. Apparently fans say “it feels like it’s melting in your mouth.” Considering that deep-fried butter on a stick has already been served—and savored—at many American state fairs, we’re guessing that unagi butter sushi could also make an appearance at Japanese joints in our country as well.
Butter sushi becoming an unlikely hit in Osaka https://t.co/K92rnpEeaL
— RocketNews24 (@RocketNews24En) October 22, 2015