Is Sushi Better with Butter?

A popular chain of sushi restaurants in Japan is now offering sushi with a big, long pat of butter on them.

Certainly there are those among us who think that pretty much everything tastes better with butter. Toast, naturally. Pancakes, sure. Popcorn, corn on the cob — those go without saying. But ... sushi?

Jinen, a popular chain of sushi restaurants in Japan, is now offering its customers sushi with a long, not-so-skinny fingerlike pat of butter on them — and the hungry, fish-loving masses apparently can’t get enough of them.

The unagi butter sushi — which consists of the usual morsel of rice (vinegared, in this case), layered with unagi (grilled freshwater eel) sushi, topped off with a sizable strip of butter and held together with a strip of nori seaweed — is melting the hearts of eaters across the city of Osaka, where the chain is based, RocketNews24 reports.

“I’ve been wanting to have this!” one diner captioned an Instagram photo of the butter sushi. “Excellent!”

Bet it would be good on tamago (egg) sushi too.
Photo courtesy of @yoshitch
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