Our brains (and stomachs) are programmed to swoon over crazy food combinations—“frankenfoods,” if you will. The more bizarre, the better. But of all things, why pancakes and sushi? Well, the first reason is a no-brainer. You can literally buy a box of pre-made mix and get instant breakfast gratification. It’s also not far off from a seaweed wrapper. (OK, maybe it is.) Meanwhile, sushi just sounds ridiculous as a breakfast food—which means that I had to make it happen. And so pancake sushi was born.