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Mexican Sushi is a Real Thing and It *Probably* Won’t Gross Out Your Parents

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You’re familiar with sushi, right?

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It comes in several shapes and forms and usually contains some sort of raw fish – tuna, yellowtail, salmon – or roe (aka fish eggs). Thank you, Japan!

Unfortunately, the idea of eating raw fish usually makes Latino parents react like this:

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Well, this dude’s got a new twist on it. It’s called MEXICAN SUSHI.

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Gerardo Vasquez is one of the sushi chefs at Culichi Town, one of several restaurants in Southern California that offer Mexican sushi. Vice’s “Munchies” series created a mini-doc about Culichi Town and its distinctive dishes. Here’s what we learned:

Culichi Town gets its name from “Culichi,” the nickname used to describe someone from Sinaloa.

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And Vasquez claims they were the first Mexican sushi spot in the US.

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So what does it look like?

There’s the Lupillo roll…

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It’s a roll with rice, cream cheese, avocado, crab, breaded shrimp, Sriracha and eel sauce.

And the Norteño roll.

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It’s a roll with shrimp, crab, serrano chile, crab salad and eel sauce. Looks a lot like a Japanese sushi roll. What makes it different?

While Japanese sushi focuses on raw fish, Vasquez notes that Mexican sushi uses cooked beef, chicken and other proteins.

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They don’t just sell Mexican sushi, though. They’ve also got traditional Mexican mariscos.

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Like this plate of ceviche. For that family member that still won’t try sushi, even when you remove raw fish from the equation.

They’ve got live music to complete the restaurant’s Sinaloa vibe.

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And yes, customers can pull the band over and sing a song with ’em if they want.

People are into it. Here’s a shot of the line that you’ll find on a weekend.

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Intrigued? Watch the full video:

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How Many of These Snacks Did Your Mom Sneak into Movies?

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How Many of These Snacks Did Your Mom Sneak into Movies?

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Remember when $20 bought you a movie ticket, popcorn, and a drink? Well those days ended years ago and our parents adjusted to the harsh economic times by teaching us to skip the $6 bag of Skittles and sneak in our own food. Let’s give mami and papi a big gracias for saving us all that $$$ and reminisce about the crazy sh*t she’d make us sneak in…

Mami, tía, y abuelita always had us pack the biggest tote bag we had.

“¡¿Seis dollares por un dulce?!” *walks across the street to Walgreens*

Practice made perfect and our skills got better with each movie.

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We mastered how to organize that bag. The heaviest goes to the bottom and you make sure you have something to obstruct the usher’s view.

Drinks required more preparation.

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You had to find thermos and make sure it closed properly. No one wants a wet purse.

Most times we were flawless.

“Mira p’alante cuando entras and don’t stop, OK?”

Other times, we failed with style.

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“No. I don’t have any outside food or drink. Why do you ask?” ?

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And the family used our innocence to get past security.

“I’m sorry. No sabia she put that in my bag.” ?

Momma trained everyone, including our brothers.

Soda? ✔️ Caramelo? ✔️ Baggy pants and jacket during summer? ✔️ Bueno, vamos.

Mom spent an hour preparing our #moviesnacks.

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Sandwich for you, your brother, your sister, her boyfriend, his brother, his brother’s uncle and for the people sitting next to you.

We matched our treats to the movie’s theme.

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There’s no better way to enjoy Jurassic Park than with galletitas de animalito.

READ: Why Our Parents Are Totally Wrong About Technology Making us Lazy

What started as snacks soon became full meals.

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Because theaters don’t sell Hot-Cheetos.

Burritos are compact and wrapped in foil for a reason.

Whether it’s from Chipotle or homemade, burritos during a movie are always a good idea.

Go ‘head, take a bite y disfruta tu victoria.

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You did it! Mami would be so proud. ? ? ?

What’s the craziest snack you’ve snuck into the movie theater? mitú wants to know. Tell us in the comments below.

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