Bite of the Week: Tuna and Salmon Pokerrito From Great Rice Balls of Fire

An up-close look at our editors’ favorite bites from around the city

What: The tuna and salmon pokerrito—a portmanteau of poke and burrito, along the same lines of the sushirrito and the phorrito—stuffed with avocado, seaweed salad, red onion, and mixed greens.

Where: The Great Rice Balls of Fire truck, parked outside 5900 Wilshire, right across the street from all those sweet street lamps at LACMA.

When: Thursday during the lunch rush when office dwellers flood the food trucks and you have to jostle for position in line like you’re boxing out for a rebound.

The Final Bite: I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again—I’ll eat anything with a catchy name and/or trendy gimmick. Anything. And the pokerrito hits on that front harder than any food in L.A. right now. It’s so fusion that it jumps into a whole new category of meta-fusion. It takes an already fusion-y food truck invention, the sushi burrito, and then fuses that with poke to create this trendy, nori-wrapped hypno wheel of raw fish and sesame oil. Does being able to cram it in your mouth with one hand improve your poke eating experience? Not even a little bit. But, hey, sometimes you just gotta reward killer marketing.