NEW YORK, NEW SENSATION! Hai street kitchen

sushi burritoAnyone who knows Mrs. Flavour and I is aware that we do love a good holiday. Despite living in an amazing city like London, we have the itchiest of feet and a serious case of wanderlust. If there’s money in the bank, you can bet we’ll be investing in sun, sights and seriously good eats. However, travel is far less fun without my gorgeous lady by my side and on a two-day work trip to New York, I felt like a heavily jet-lagged fish out of water.

Fortunately, they serve up some delicious food here and it wasn’t long before I tracked down something new. Whilst navigating the humid avenues lined with ginormous buildings, a street side cabin caught my eye. I saw a menu board containing two of my favourite words, yet never had I seen them combined this way: Sushi Burrito! Take my money now!

The geniuses behind Hai Street Kitchen on Times Square have paired the finest dishes of Japan and Mexico to create a mega-snack which was truly the most enjoyable part of this business trip. Their Slammin’ Salmon Burrito hit the spot like a Samurai Bandito. Chilled Salmon Tataki laced with fiery Gochujang sauce, enveloped by crisp romaine and pickled jicama, all wrapped up in a rice and nori poncho. I don’t generally expect sensational meals from a food truck but this bad-boy was fresh, crisp fusion of East meets Western. As filling as it was, I bought another one to go. After all, it’s going on the expenses.

After a few jars of the local ales, I called Mrs. Flavour to rave about my new discovery. She was overjoyed to learn all about my afternoon in the Big Apple, soothed by the voice of her loving husband as he regaled her with tales of tastiness. (Mrs. Flavour’s note: – It was almost midnight here. I was sleeping and you sounded like a half-cut Brit-abroad with borderline sunstroke. God only knows what the locals thought). As I sauntered off towards my Madison Avenue hotel, I felt a warm sense of contentment. The satisfying weight of the second Sushi Burrito nestled in my hand reminded me that tomorrow will get off to a great start. It’s not often I get to wake up to a Sushi Burrito for breakfast. As the sun set behind the Chrysler building like the Japanese flag, I think to myself: “There’s no way this delicious snack is going to make it through the night. Sayonara Muchacho!” Nom nom nom………

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