Sushi-B'rito @ sPICE Canopy, Bayan Baru, Penang.
The rise in health conscious customers has forced the industry players to be innovate and competitive. One of the items propelled by such change is Sushi Burrito; ginormous mix of meat/ fish, crunchy veggies wrapped with Seaweed. The idea of turning the Mexican delight into Sushi form may be somewhat repulsive but the outcome is exciting. Sushi-B'rito is one of the first of its kind to offer the true fusion of Japanese and Mexican. The place Sushi-Burrito specialist joins the tenants at sPICE Canopy (formerly known as PISA); the interior is clean and bright, with ample seating. It adopts a fast-food takeaway concept- diners are to order at the counter and wait for their turns to be called. The menu is direct and straight-forward, with a few choices of Sushi Burritos, Rice Burgers and Japanese Don on offer; quality's good but the price might be a little hurtful to the wallet.
Salmon Burrito Set (Rm 20.90)
Beef Burger Set (Rm 21.90)
All orders come with a choice of ala-carte or set meals; the latter option will incur an additional Rm 3. One of their signature Sushi Burritos- Salmon Burrito sees chunks of smoked Salmon, crunchy greens and a handful of Rice wrapped with Seaweed. Smoked Salmon was used in lieu of fresh Salmon (Sashimi); the Smoked Salmon imparts a salty-smokiness to the wrap and it was good to go on its own. No additional dressing or dips required; we thought it was brilliantly crafted. It was a small disappointment to know that no Guacamole was on offer. Every Set Meal comes with a drink and Fries or Edamame; though we'd prefer to have a bowl of Miso Soup to go with the Sushi Burrito.
Their Beef Rice Burger paled when in comparison with Salmon Sushi Burrito; the Beef patty was expertly cooked- slightly crumbly but perfectly juicy in the middle and most tender but the seasoning was rather bold and felt a little saltish towards the end. We'd also prefer the Rice Patties to possess a charred aroma, not too sure if they grilled them but if they did, they need to do it for slightly longer. It was a quite enjoyable meal otherwise.
Set Meal- Japanese Green Tea and Edamame
Set Meal- Japanese Green Tea and French Fries
Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 6.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Address: No. 108B-01-12, Setia sPICE Canopy, Jalan Tun Dr. Awang, 11900, Bayan Baru, Penang.
Business Hours: 11 am to 10 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: N/A