Sushi pizza is a variant of Japanese sushi served in Canada and the Northeastern US. It uses a slightly crispy yet chewy fried rice patty as the base and is topped with a layer of sliced avocado, a layer of sliced salmon, tuna or crab meat, a drizzle of blended mayonnaise and wasabi powder and is served in wedges. Nori, pickled ginger and roe are sometimes also served as toppings or sides.
The origins of Sushi Pizza are debatable but a Japanese sushi chef at Atami Sushi Restaurant in Montreal, Quebec, claimed in 1992 that she was the inventor of the dish. Due to the popularity and wide availability of the dish in Toronto it has quickly become one of the city’s signature dishes, along with the Peameal Bacon Sandwich