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Mexican Food Meets Japanese Food In These Next Level Mexican Sushi Creations

Yes, Mexican sushi is real and it’s not only delicious and creative; it is popular af.

Mexican sushi has already made its way into the United States thanks to Culichi Town, a sushi and seafood restaurant in Bell Gardens outside of Los Angeles. It helped bring the trend stateside from Sinaloa.

But Mexican sushi in Mexico is still where it’s at.

You might be wondering what could make sushi Mexican.

Well, it is still sushi with nori seaweed and Japanese rice, but with a Mexican twist. It includes ingredients such as jalapeño, avocado, beef steak, cream cheese, breaded shrimp, and Tampico salad – a crab or surimi-based salad with jalapeño pepper, onion, and mayonnaise.

Japanese-Mexican fusion works perfectly, and you shouldn’t be surprised.

At its core, it employs a spicy, crunchy, tangy, and creamy flavor-bomb approach, not unlike Mexican food in general. It stands in stark opposition to the romantic, Japanese, “less is more” school of thought that makes sushi chefs look like fine-dining artists.

Mexican sushi is everything that traditional sushi is not.

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Mexican sushi is all about creative combinations that might not seem to make sense on the menu, but are truly delicious. Some of the options include grilled chicken and beef. My guess is that they are alternatives for those who wish to steer clear from raw seafood.

And in Mexico City, there are a ton of amazing Mexican sushi restaurants with some pretty insane options. Let’s start with Sushi Roll:

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Sushi Roll is one of the largest sushi chain restaurants in the city. They have more than 20 locations. It’s especially popular because they have amazing specials including a 2×1 sushi promotion on Monday-Wednesday and a 2×1 drink special on Thursday.

But their sushi is amazing too!

Check out their Monkey Roll…

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Wrapped in banana, topped with chipotle, crowned with fried chile, and stuffed with cream cheese.

And their tasty tropical-inspired Samba Roll.

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This roll comes wrapped in mango and is topped with a tropical flavored pico de gallo.

Then there’s also Teikit, another beloved Mexico City sushi chain.

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They offer 2×1 specials every night of the week and have a giant menu with some really good Mexican-Japanese fusion.

For example, take a look at these Mexican Sushi Pizzas…

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They even have a nori seaweed base and come topped with a mix of Italian, Mexican, and Japanese toppings. Like how extra is that?!

And you can’t miss the kushiage…

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These tasty fried skewer things are amazing and these ones come filled with manchego cheese, banana, and jalapeno! Sounds like a totally weird combination but trust, it works.

They even have a veggie roll with roots in pre-Hispanic foods!

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I mean quinoa dates back thousands of years, long before the arrival of the Spanish – so shout out to Teikit to offering some truly ‘back to your roots’ foods.

There’s even a brand new Mexican sushi restaurant on the scene and it’s taking Mexico City by storm with its wild inventions.

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I mean sushi de pastor, with beans, and esquites? Could this be legit?

First, they got some amazing looking cocktails.

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Like this one called the Mekishiko, which is a mezcal cocktail flavored with tamarindo.

And the tempuchepe roll is apparently one of the most popular sushi rolls in the city right now.

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This roll comes fried and filled with onions and grilled beef, crema, and salsa macha. Wow.

Many of their rolls are inspired by a Mexican state. Like this one from Hidalgo.

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Called the Atlantepu, this roll comes fried (I’m sensing a theme) and filled with potatoes and peppers, drizzled with crema, and topped with a cilantro salsa. Not bad.

Or do you prefer beans with your sushi?

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Don’t worry, they’ve got you covered with this roll. It also comes fried, filled with black beans, manchego cheese, grilled pork, and a pasilla chile dressing.

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Carlos Villagrán Is Running To Be Governor Of Querétaro

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Carlos Villagrán Is Running To Be Governor Of Querétaro

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We all remember Carlos Villagrán as Quico from “El Chavo del Ocho.” The actor and Mexican icon is now entering the world of politics. Villagrán is entering the race for governor of Querétaro.

Actor and comedian Carlos Villagrán wants to be governor of Querétaro.

Affectionately known as Quico from “El Chavo del Ocho,” Villagrán is someone we grew up with. Now, decades after his famous role ended, Villagrán is hoping to open a brand new chapter in his life: politics.

“After 50 years of making people laugh, I find myself on another platform, which does me a tremendous honor,” Villagrán said during a press conference after filing paperwork.

Villagrán has been thinking about entering Mexican politics for a while.

It is never easy to decide if you want to become a politician. Your private life is no longer private and everything you do is suddenly under intense scrutiny. Villagrán did take time mulling over the idea before filing his paperwork to be a candidate for governor of Querétaro. He registered under the local Querétaro Independiente Party.

“I can’t say anything, because I still don’t know anyone and I have to talk to people to find out what it is about. So, I could not say anything at this moment,” Villagrán told El Universal when still debating the idea.

Villagrán created a Twitter account after announcing his candidacy and is hitting the talking points hard.

Villagrán’s official Twitter account has only pushed tweets highlighting QiBook. The social media platform is specific to Querétaro and is hoping to foster some economic and commercial success in the state.

Fans around the world are wishing him so much success.

Villagrán character Quico is one of the most celebrated characters in Latin America. The wild success of “El Chavo del Ocho” has made Villagrán a face that people throughout Latin America know and love.

However, some people are not excited to see another entertainer enter politics.

We have seen entertainers become politicians and it isn’t always a good thing. The current governor of Morales is Cuauhtémoc Blanco, a former soccer player, and people are not loving him and his leadership. We will no better about his chances of running on Feb. 8 when things are finalized.

READ: FIFA21 Releasing ‘El Chavo Del Ocho’ Uniforms To Honor The Icon For Limited Time

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One Town’s Residents Made A Citizen’s Arrest Of Their Mayor For Alleged Corruption And Shoddy Construction

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One Town’s Residents Made A Citizen’s Arrest Of Their Mayor For Alleged Corruption And Shoddy Construction

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Residents of a village in Chiapas, Mexico have become so fed up with their mayor that they decided to do something about it. Eschewing long, bureaucratic legal processes to hold him accountable, residents of a southern Chiapas town decided to hold their mayor accountable for what they said was a public works project so poorly done that it was useless.

A mayor in Chiapas was tied to a tree by his own residents for a job done badly.

Residents from eleven neighborhoods of the Chiapas town Comalapa held their mayor accountable for his inaction on a public works project. According to reports, the residents arrested Mayor Óscar Ramírez Aguilar to a tree in a public area to expose him to the rest of the town. They told the newspaper Diario de Chiapas, that they wanted to expose him for the “bad public servant” that he is and that he shouldn’t be reelected.

The townspeople say the municipal water storage cistern — whose installation they say was a campaign promise — is in such poor condition that it does not comply with water safety requirements. It currently has no water, they said, due to leaks, and the residents accuse the government of merely patching the tank — badly — to stop them.

In a video on social media, residents showed how the concrete patch job is already chipping away and easily crumbles.

“He promised us that this would be a public works project worthy of Comalapa residents, but [this tank is] a farce; the water system doesn’t work well. It’s an old problem that he should have attended to properly and should have been a priority during his administration because he came to see us in our homes with this promise, and now he doesn’t want to live up to it,” a resident told the newspaper.

But the mayor is denying what happened in a social media post.

The mayor though has a totally different version of events. After he was released, Ramírez posted a video on his official social media account to counter the residents’ version of the story.

“They did not tie me up,” he claimed. “The meeting was with 11 representatives of Comalapa neighborhoods in order to agree upon details regarding a major public project, the introduction of potable water.”

However, photographs clearly showed the mayor standing before a tree with his hands behind his back.

Three years ago, another local official suffered a similar fate after allegedly failing to deliver promised funds. He was bound to a post in the the central plaza of Comalapa.

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