Of all the dishes in the world, sushi often has the ability to transcend the world of food and become a delicate artform all its own. An itamae—or sushi chef—studies for years as an apprentice before becoming a master, learning to perfectly marry sticky rice to raw fish. Still, for some unknowable reason, the world can’t stop messing with perfection, creating massive, 10-person rolls and shooting rice out of  “sushi bazookas.” (Sushi burritos don’t even deserve to be mentioned here.)

And while innovation in the culinary world is rarely a bad thing, one Tokyo restaurant may have finally taken the sushi wars too far. According to the Japanese blogs Kotaku, a conveyor belt sushi restaurant in Tokyo called Sushiro is now serving a “Saba Burger”—a raw slice of mackerel topped with sushi vinegar rice, wasabi mayo sauce, and an herb called shiso, all sandwiched between two halves of a bun.

Japanese patrons have been sharing photos of the Saba Burger all month on social media.

We're trying to keep an open mind. Don't knock it 'til you try it. 

[via Kotaku, Eater]