6 Weirdly Awesome, Trendy Sushi Hybrids We Did NOT See Coming

This story was originally published on May 6, 2016.
Until recently, we'd really only ever eaten sushi as rolls or hand rolls. But then a restaurant in New York City started serving a sushi burrito, and the internet never looked back. Since then, there have been countless photos of sushi hybrids (all based on already-trendy foods) posted to Instagram. They include burritos, burgers, cake, and even sandwiches. We rounded up some of the popular pics, in case — like us — you were blissfully unaware of the endless possibilities. If we had to guess, we'd say it's only a matter of time before sushi pizza and sushi ramen take the internet by storm. Are you a fan of these mashups, or are you a sushi traditionalist? Let us know in the comments!
1. Sushi Burritos
Basically a bigger hand roll with more fillings.

A photo posted by Jillian Diamond (@diamojl) on

2. Sushi Burgers
But do rice buns function as actual buns or do they immediately fall apart?
3. Sushi Cakes
These are all about the beautiful layers.

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A photo posted by O My Nosh! (@omynosh) on

4. Sushi Sandwiches
Basically a sushi burger, except with seaweed and a more even rice layer.

A photo posted by Kai Sushi Bar (@kaisushibar) on

A photo posted by San Francisco Eats (@bitemesf) on

5. Sushi Doughnuts
Don't worry, these aren't a weird mix of savory and sweet. They just borrow that iconic hole-in-the-middle shape.

A photo posted by SAM ☾ (@sobeautifullyraw) on

A photo posted by SAM ☾ (@sobeautifullyraw) on

6. Sushi-Stuffed Croissants
Crack open these croissants to find an unexpected layer of smoked salmon, pickled ginger, wasabi, and nori.

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