Sushi burrito insta-ready at Viet Phap

A sushi burrito at the Viet Phap restaurant in Ramstein-Miesenbach arrives in a mist due to the dramatic effects of dry ice. (JB Lawrence/Stars and Stripes)

Sushi burrito. Those two words sold me on a visit to Fit Fab.

For years, I’ve been dreaming of a burrito filled with delicious fish and vinegar Sushi rice. Now the dream has come true, thanks to Germany.

The restaurant offers an eclectic selection including sushi in burrito, bowl and regular shapes as well as Vietnamese specialties and European steakhouse food.

The restaurant is located next to the Broadway Kino movie theater and the McDonald’s in Ramstein-Messenbach, within walking distance of the train station in Landstuhl.

A Viet Phap burrito is about the same size as those found in places like Chipotle or Qdoba.

Nori seaweed casings contain rice, lettuce, and fillings such as raw tuna or salmon. One version, the California burrito, was an imitation of crabmeat, corn, and avocado.

The results were delicious, although I wish, as I often do after eating sushi, that there were more fish.

After the sushi burrito, I sampled the other items from the menu, a folder so huge that one might get lost while flipping the many pages. My dining partner and I have indicated locations on the menu, such as tourist navigation on a map of a new place.

I ordered a plate of sushi, with cubes of tuna sashimi, wrapped in mayonnaise, over delicious rice and vegetables. However, the lettuce in my sushi bowl was pale and browned on the edges.

The sushi dishes at the Viet Phap restaurant in Ramstein-Miesenbach serve a mixture of fish and vegetables.

The sushi dishes at the Viet Phap restaurant in Ramstein-Miesenbach serve a mixture of fish and vegetables. (JB Lawrence/Stars and Stripes)

Pho Po proved to be a delicacy, and the broth was delicious. But I wish there were more types of images to choose from, such as strings or tripe.

Viet Phap offers four types of rice noodle soup.

Viet Phap offers four types of rice noodle soup. (JB Lawrence/Stars and Stripes)

Thai basil lemonade proves to be refreshing. Contains cranberry juice, lemon juice, cane sugar and basil leaves. But it wasn’t very sweet.

The Viet Phap restaurant in Ramstein-Miesenbach serves Thai basil lemonade, Vietnamese-style coffee and other beverages.

The Viet Phap restaurant in Ramstein-Miesenbach serves Thai basil lemonade, Vietnamese-style coffee and other beverages. (JB Lawrence/Stars and Stripes)

Viet Phap also serves alcoholic beverages with wine, cocktails, beer and shots.

The owner was friendly, as were the staff. He told me that delivery to Ramstein Air Base locations is available, but only when the restaurant isn’t very busy. My favorite way to eat at home is to call ahead and pick up the order, which I’ve seen some people take advantage of during my meal.

The interior of the restaurant looked modern and elegant, with long seating for large groups. A few tables were full of families, although there were a few Americans who seemed to be on dates.

Viet Phap also comes with a bit of a dramatic flair. When my order arrived, the waiter poured water into a glass of dry ice, to summon tendrils of light mist.

You can’t eat fog, of course. But the dramatic effect of the smoke made a good social media image.

Viet Phap is located near the Broadway Kino and McDonald's Theater in Ramstein-Miesenbach.  The most popular option for parking is along the street.

Viet Phap is located near the Broadway Kino and McDonald’s Theater in Ramstein-Miesenbach. The most popular option for parking is along the street. (JB Lawrence/Stars and Stripes)

Fit Fab

Site: Bruchwiesenstrase 17, Ramstein-Miesenbach. The most popular option for parking is along the street.

hours: Monday to Friday, lunch 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., dinner 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., weekend hours noon to 10 p.m.

cost: Mains range from €10 for a sushi or bowl combo, up to €35 for steak dinners and sashimi dishes. Appetizers, salads, desserts, drinks and small orders of sushi are around 3 to 4 euros.

Information: Email: [email protected]; Phone: 06371-918-8155. Connected: vietphap-restaurant.de

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