Food Truck Frenzy

Here's That Mexican Sushi Food Truck You've Been Asking About

Oh, hey, hi. How's your day going so far? You know that Mexican sushi food truck you're always going on about? Yeah, I found it.

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It's called Sushinola Roll and it opened last September on the city's west side. A banner says it's sushi done Sinaloa-style (a la the northwestern state of Mexico), but something tells me you'll come up with your own name for it.

There are three categories of sushi rolls: Natural, breaded and fried, and baked -- along with a few other also-fried specialties. Don't get freaked out by the $8, $9, and $9.50 price points, the rolls are huge and you'll get more Sushinola than you'll know what to do with.

Ready for the Mexican/sushi mash-up? Great. Brace yourself for sushi prepared with ingredients you're familiar with like cream cheese (which, by the way, is in all the rolls), cucumber, and shrimp along with more decidedly Mexican- and Spanish-style items like carne asada, salsa, and Manchego cheese.

Served up with a crab salad, carrot salad, roasted pepper, lemon-y soy sauce, and squirt bottles of Schezwan and chipotle sauces, your mash-up meal can be washed down with fruity ice tea, Mexican coke, or aguas frescas.

Would I like some? Oh, no thank you. I've had a bite or two and I'm going to say Sushinola Roll simply isn't for me. But on the night of my visit, the food truck's dining tent was filled with those who thought differently. Best to visit yourself and see what you think.

Sushinola Roll 3840 West Indian School 602-503-0051

Hours: 4 to 11 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday 1 to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday

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Laura Hahnefeld
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