It's the most beautiful food baby in the world — as Mashable reported, the sushi burger phenomenon is real, if also apparently the most difficult to eat. "Vegan food creatrix" Sam Melbourne posted the below photo to her Instagram feed, spotlighting a teriyaki shredded "chicken" burger, in which the chicken is actually jackfruit and nestled, along with avocado, pickled ginger, vegan mayo and red cabbage, between rice buns.
Truly, this is the burger of the future.
"Use a fork or chopsticks to eat it!" Melbourne wrote in the caption. "This burger can be messy to eat, so if you aren't up for the challenge, simply enjoy this as a sushi bowl or a rice ball. Namaste."
As Mashable reported, Melbourne's is far from the only sushi-burger beaut on Instagram. Here's another mock-chicken wonder, courtesy of @Superfoodsushi.
Here's another that comes in its own convenient wrapper, to help consumers contain the sprawl.
And another alluring sushi puck for your viewing pleasure:
As Mashable reported, this phenomenon is hardly new, although Instagram does offer it a viewing platform it didn't have in 1987, when Japan's MOS Burger introduced the first burger served on rice buns.
The artform will only continue to evolve. Behold, the sushi burger, miracle of sandwich and seaweed.