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Monday, May 17, 2010

Maki Sushi

I've brought out my big luggage over the weekend signifying that packing has begun. Of course, the bulk of it won't really be done until the night before, but the clock is ticking away until my departure. It feels like torture having to wait just a few days. I'm way to excited right now to really think of other things besides food. No wait...I take that back. Food is the one other and constant thing I can't stop thinking about. Food and travel. There you go.

I was watching a few webisodes of the Cooking with Dog (again), where it shows the viewer how to cook Japanese dishes. I've proclaimed my interest in Japanese cuisine here many times. And my love to bentos. In this little episode it teaches you how to make maki sushi. She makes two kinds -- futomaki, which has grilled eel, and the California roll. I have plans of doing a sushi week after returning from my trip, so I'm looking for ideas on ingredients I can use for different fillings. Experiment with it a little. Feel free to leave suggestions in the comments. Anyway...this is probably a good way to introduce the wonderful world of sushi.



Dewi said...

Have a wonderful trip Jenn. THose sushi look amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Pam said...

I hope you have a fantastic time on your trip.

I wish I liked sushi but I have a problem with seaweed and raw fish.

teresa said...

ooooh, this is great, thanks for posting!

Daily Spud said...

Hope you have a great trip! Some day I'll give sushi-making a go - it's just one of the many things I have on my to do list :)

Ameena said...

I am dying for some sushi right now.

I remember my parents busting out the huge luggage on our numerous India trips. We'd have to fill them with gifts galore!

I won't write this on my blog because I don't want to hurt my father-in-laws feelings but the iPad is a giant waste of $$'s just a bigger version of the iPhone!

Reeni said...

I would be excited too! I love sushi but it always feels like someone punched me in the tummy afterward - haven't figured out why. I think it may be the heaviness of the rice...?

kitchen tables said...

I missed sushi! It has been a long time since I had some. Thanks for sharing.

OysterCulture said...

Woohoo, to me a great part of the fun is packing for a trip and imagining what I'll be doing when I'm wearing that outfit. I am so excited for you.

I just attended a Filipino symposium this weekend and had some amazing food and cooking classes. How I envy you going to ground zero. I had so much fun and learned a lot too

Justin said...

something about the dog on the counter with the sushi is freaking me out, but i guess that's the whole point

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