Food Truck Friday: Muiishi Makirritos, a sushi bar that comes to you

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by Katherine Whaley / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on May 2, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Updated Friday, May 2 at 2:34 PM

HOUSTON—Matthew Mui and his sister Melanie started the food truck Muiishi Makirritos less than two years ago and it’s already a big Houston favorite. The name is a mouthful, and so is the food. 

Think of the truck as a sushi bar on wheels.  This sushi bar, however, serves up more than just your average roll.  Their most popular item, the “Kukuni Makirrito”, is a sous vide pork belly sushi roll, wrapped up in a seaweed wrapper, that you eat like a burrito.  

The menu is full of items like this, which can be described as a mash-up of Japanese technique and Texas flavors. 

Matthew learned the trade by working with some of Houston’s best sushi chefs, including Chef Hori, of Kata Robata.  He also worked at Soma Sushi and RA Sushi before deciding to open a truck.

Melanie also helped develop several menu items, including the Shrimp and Grits, which unlike the traditional variety, features tempura fried shrimp and Asian flavors.

Customers said they come back for the familiar favorites, with a unique twist.

“It reminds me of a California roll, but with really good cooked shrimp in it, and corn, very good,” Guinivere Smith said.

For more information, click here to visit their website.

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