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Japanese conveyor belt sushi chain celebrates Christmas with fried chicken sushi

By grape Japan

As the weeks-in-advance order lists at KFC and seasonal "big as your face" fried chicken boxes will tell you, fried chicken is the reigning Christmas food of Japan. That doesn't mean that families won't opt for a nice take-home platter of sushi, however. Popular kaitenzushi (conveyor belt sushi) chain Kappa Sushi has a solution for those trying to decide between one or another, however.

While sushi purists may be a bit put off, keep in mind that defining element of sushi is the shari, or sushi rice, and neta, the topping, isn't--so there's no real dictating what creative topping a sushi chef puts on it (as evidence by Japan's Kobe Beef and artistic vegetarian sushi).

So with Christmas approaching, Kappa Sushi is releasing their first ever fried chicken umachiki ("delicious chicken") in both black pepper and red pepper varieties. They can be ordered in a box family set of four for 800 yen, or individually for 200 yen. Additionally, Kappa Sushi will be offering a Fried Chicken Nigiri sushi dish, which features the black pepper variety of their umachiki, with a drizzling of mayonnaise, as sushi.

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All three items will be available at Kappa Sushi throughout Japan through Jan 11, 2021.

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© grape Japan

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OK, except for the mayo on top.

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~sigh~ So sad.

Tasty? Probably.

Is it sushi? Umm .. no! Should be called something else.

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Basically, sushi is now turning into mini-donburis.

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15 years in this country and I still cannot accept the Christmas abomination of fried chicken.

If you insist on xmas 'sushi', get some thinly sliced turkey breast, substitute the rice with stuffing or even roast potato and wrap a bit of bacon round it instead of nori......voila.

Or of course you could just cook a normal Christmas meal, yes you can easily buy turkey in this country.

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