Sushi burritos from Washington, D.C., restaurant Buredo. These are delicious, but there’s no way they’ll earn certification as authentic Japanese cuisine under a new program from the government of Japan.
Out for dinner with a group of friends, Christina Dierkes, a science writer with Ohio Sea Grant in Columbus, was feeling adventurous. It took some steely courage to order the Caribbean Roll at Mr. Sushi’s. Not so much for the tuna and avocado on the inside — that’s a combination that’s appealing to most of us. But the tuna sushi in this spectacularly Americanized roll is topped with a deep-fried banana, honey, mayonnaise and a generous dash of coconut crumbs. Yum?
‘It wasn’t awful,” Dierkes says, adding that she pawned most of it off on her friends. “But why would anyone orde…