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  • - I've never had any type of vegetarian alternative to anything, so...

  • - You've never had a veggie burger?

  • - What is that?

  • (upbeat music)

  • - I love everything about like, not just the sushi,

  • I love ginger, I love wasabi.

  • - My sister gave me a spoon of wasabi when I was a little kid,

  • and I think I just became addicted.

  • - That's kinda messed up.

  • - I was a vegetarian for four years,

  • and then I had to make an exception for sushi,

  • so I became pescatarian.

  • - Now, since my girlfriend is recently a vegetarian,

  • now I've been looking all around the city for vegetarian restaurants

  • that both me and her can get food at.

  • - I've had very sad vegetarian sushi,

  • which is why I became pescatarian.

  • - If it tasted just like sushi,

  • I'd be happy with vegetarian sushi.

  • - Maybe I can eat a little bit less fish

  • and be kinder to the earth.

  • - Hey guys, my name is Guy.

  • I'm the chef and owner of Beyond Sushi.

  • (upbeat music)

  • I think of Beyond Sushi as something that no one is doing out there.

  • It's first healthy and not just vegan,

  • because not all vegan food is healthy necessarily.

  • We don't fry anything.

  • And everything is balanced and unique,

  • so you won't find these combinations anywhere else.

  • For me, it's all about the package and the balance between the flavors when you eat

  • and colors and textures and everything that comes with it.

  • Spicy Mango has black rice, English cucumber, avocado,

  • mango on the inside, it's topped off

  • with semi-pickled cabbage, carrots, and peppers.

  • - (Max) So spicy mango is one of my favorite flavors,

  • so I'm excited about this one.

  • - It looks very fancy.

  • I love the little dollops of sauce on top, that's so cute.

  • - The plating is beautiful, let's get that right.

  • So already we're beyond sushi in one sense of the word.

  • I think it's delicious.

  • I don't know if I would feel like I was eating sushi.

  • I feel like I'm in my own kind of like food now.

  • Although I guess like the experience we're having

  • of the way we just ate it makes it really sushi-like.

  • - I love the spice of it, it has a really nice kick to it.

  • - It also tastes really healthy, vegetarianism aside.

  • - The La Fiesta has sliced chayote,

  • pickled jalapenos, avocado,

  • and it's topped off with a black bean puree,

  • tomato guajillo sauce, and a kefir leaf lime chips.

  • - Beauty, man, beauty, okay?

  • - This is very Instagrammable.

  • - Yeah.

  • - It has like the same consistency as if it had fish in it.

  • I literally cannot tell the difference.

  • - Yeah, I can't tell that it doesn't have fish also.

  • Because it has like some kind of fish seasoning.

  • - I also feel like this could be like a good breakfast,

  • lunch, or dinner, like any time of the day.

  • - Even like midnight snack when you have like

  • that guilty conscience, and you're like,

  • oh I'm gonna get up right now and grab something like,

  • having two of these at like 3 o'clock in the morning,

  • I feel like you'll be okay.

  • I don't really eat that much vegetables,

  • so the fact that I'm just eating rolled up vegetables,

  • it's like surprisingly so amazing.

  • (upbeat music)

  • - Pickle Me has six grain rice on the outside,

  • marinated carrots, pickled yamagobo,

  • which is a burdock root pickled daikon,

  • and it's topped off with an avocado layer

  • and a carrot ginger sauce.

  • - Did you say burdock root, Bodak Yellow?

  • - I don't even know what half of this stuff is.

  • I've never even heard of these vegetables.

  • - But I think that's the cool thing about vegetarian options

  • is because once you start to explore them,

  • you start to explore all these different types of vegetables

  • that you never knew existed.

  • - And so many different flavors.

  • It actually looks like there's raw fish in there,

  • do you see that?

  • I'm excited, it smells like seafood though.

  • - No, it don't.

  • - Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

  • I smell the seaweed, that's what it is.

  • - That shit is bomb.

  • - It's like still coming in, like flavors are still coming.

  • - And the texture kind of reminds me

  • of like yellowtail, so that's cool.

  • - It's sweet.

  • It's like ginger carrot.

  • Mm, this is the D and Eric approved move.

  • (laughs)

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  • - I don't know any vegetarians unfortunately,

  • but I think anybody would love this place.

  • - My favorite part of sushi is always like the mango on top

  • or like the different flavors that they add

  • to the actual sushi.

  • And this is just like a combination

  • of all the good toppings.

  • - Speaking as a not vegetarian,

  • I think this would be such a great place to get dinner

  • with a vegan or vegetarian friend.

  • It kinda reminds you that there's a lot about sushi

  • that's not in the sushi, in the fish itself ironically.

  • - I really enjoyed this experience.

  • As someone who is mostly vegetarian,

  • someone who usually eats plant-based things,

  • I love all the flavors,

  • I love how beautiful the rolls looked,

  • they are much better than a sad cucumber roll.

  • And I would come back, I definitely would come back.

  • - It's awesome, you can have healthier sushi

  • and healthier pockets, who wouldn't want that?

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- I've never had any type of vegetarian alternative to anything, so...

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    jasicko posted on 2018/03/16
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