If you're thinking, "Who hates sushi!?" I know right? But these people do exist. My boyfriend is one of them. So you too might have that one friend who ruins everyone's sushi lunch plans because they don't like it, or also have a significant other who isn't down for the sushi date.
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So maybe your friends don't like raw fish, maybe any fish, seaweed or other characteristics of sushi, but these dishes are sure to impress! Lots of them are different takes on sushi that are more like hot dogs, poutine, pizza, nachos, and other "regular" food that your non-sushi loving friends can enjoy.
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Hates Sushi A Little 🍣:
October Rain Roll at Naru // 159 Osborne St
This is one of the most impressive sushi presentations ever. It might be hard to tell but it's massive, like the size of your face!
SOS Cow Roll at Sushi Cushi // 1045 St James St
This sushi is straight fire! Literally. They serve this roll to you right at your table up in flames!
Volcano Roll at Izakaya Edokko // 190 Smith St
This roll turns your sushi into an erupting volcano. It's covered in spicy sauce like hot wings! (but not hot wing sauce)
SushiCake at Fusian Experience // The Forks, 1 Forks Market Rd & 612 Academy Rd.
Sushi cake FTW! How amazing is that? If you don't like seaweed this dish is great because it tops the ingredients rather than rolling them in seaweed.
Sushi Pizza at Wasabi // 1360 Taylor Ave & 588 Broadway
This take on sushi is cool because they turn the rice into a patty that is fried and crispy. Then it's cut into slices just like a pizza.
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Hates Sushi Moderately🍣 🍣:
Sushi Burrito at Chosabi // 520 Portage Ave & 2696 Pembina Hwy
No chopsticks needed! Plus everyone loves burritos. They offer a "build your own" like Subway but for sushi!
Salmon Poke Bao at Fusian Experience // The Forks, 1 Forks Market Rd & 612 Academy Rd.
These are made with steamed bread rolls called Bao buns. They are a unique bun and cool to put toppings in if you're not into rice.
Wild Sockeye Salmon Poutine at Fusian Experience // The Forks, 1 Forks Market Rd & 612 Academy Rd.
Sushi poutine! Everyone loves poutine. This spin on the dish is a must try for any friend who thinks they have tried every kind of poutine.
Sushi Tacos at Ichiban // 189 Carlton St
Also for your friend who thinks they have had every kind of taco, have they tried this? The sushi is wrapped with a crispy taco style shell.
Sushi Nachos at Ichiban // 189 Carlton St
So let's just turn all Mexican style food into sushi. I'm down with that! Instead of traditional nachos toppings, this is topped with sushi toppings.
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Hates Sushi A Lot🍣 🍣 🍣:
Wagyu Sushi Sliders at Fusian Experience // The Forks, 1 Forks Market Rd & 612 Academy Rd.
Sushi burgers! Another bucket list item for your foodie friends who think they've tried it all. Also great for those who don't like seaweed or fish.
Teriyaki Bomb at Sushi Shop // Outlet Collection Winnipeg, 555 Sterling Lyon Pkwy
The inside has crab, shrimp, and cheese and then it's fried with mayo and teriyaki sauce on the outside. It's a cool non-sushi snack.
The award-winning Hiroshimas! It's like a hot dog but topped with seaweed, mayo and more sushi like toppings.
Poke Bowl at Chosabi // 520 Portage Ave & 2696 Pembina Hwy
Basically a bowl of rice and toppings! Traditionally it should have raw fish but you can put whatever you want in it so there is no way you can't like it.
California Sushi Tacos at Fusian Experience // The Forks, 1 Forks Market Rd & 612 Academy Rd.
These sushi tacos are great for people who don't like raw fish, seaweed or chopsticks! It's an easy way to eat sushi for people who don't like sushi.