The Chinese food burrito is now a thing — and it’s delicious

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The “Chinese Burrito” at NYC’s Mission Cantina.
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Mission Cantina, located in New York City’s Lower East Side, is where chef Danny Bowien likes to experiment with random food pairings.

His latest invention is the “Chinese food burrito,” made with fried rice and tofu dishes straight off the menu of Mission Cantina’s sister restaurant, Mission Chinese.

Jimmy Fallon recently revealed on “The Tonight Show” that the Chinese food burrito is “the best burrito that I’ve ever had in my lifetime.”

So we had to try this sensation for ourselves and see what all the fuss was about…


Mission Cantina is located in NYC’s Lower East Side.

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Chef Danny Bowien’s restaurant is quickly becoming famous for its “Chinese burrito.”

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The burrito is mostly made from two famous dishes from Mission Cantina’s sister restaurant, Mission Chinese.

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This is the salt cod fried rice.

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It’s made with with Chinese sausage, lettuce, and egg.

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This is the “Mapo Tofu.”

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This specialty dish is made with pork, aged beef fat, and “doubanjiang”— a spicy, salty paste.

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The burrito only has a few ingredients.

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To make such a glorious concoction, you must first start with placing cheese on a tortilla.

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Once the the tortilla starts bubbling from the stove heat…

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… you can then add all of the hot ingredients, which help further melt the cheese.

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Next, the rice and tofu are topped with lettuce and cilantro.

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Now it’s time to try and tame this bad boy.

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Rolling all of the ingredients into one tortilla can often prove difficult…

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But she did it. Voilà!

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The burrito is then folded into aluminum foil to keep all of the ingredients together.

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It’s truly massive in size.

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Behold the glorious view once the Chinese burrito is cut in half.

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Now it’s time to dine!

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It tastes as good as it looks.

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