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Watch: A master sushi chef makes a roll out of a Big Mac

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Sure, why not?
By Thu-Huong Ha
Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

When people talk about ocean-friendly sushi, they probably don’t mean rolls made from McDonald’s hamburger meat.

Even so, the concept has strange appeal, as we see in a new video from master sushi chef Hiroyuki Terada, chef of NoVe Kitchen and Bar in Miami, in which he makes “sushi” out of a Big Mac and fries.

The star of the YouTube series “Diaries of a Master Sushi Chef,” who has racked up over 40 million views for his precise cutting skills and twitching live shellfish, now brings you “Will It Sushi?”, the story of a sad 770-calorie double-decker hamburger and fries that became a fetching roll of beef and fresh veggies.

Oddly, the process is entrancing.

Terada first deconstructs the burger:

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Screenshot by Quartz
Screenshot by Quartz

He slices the bun into thinner rings for his nori and adds fresh tomato, avocado, and cilantro to the meat, cheese, and fries:

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Screenshot by Quartz
Screenshot by Quartz

It looks a bit like a kati roll before being cut into sections:

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Screenshot by Quartz

At the close, Terada adds spicy mayo, barbecue sauce, and microgreens:

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Watch the transformation in full in this 14-minute video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10TCXHA_y0E

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