My Sushi Experience

Lately, I notice my son asking for milk every two hours. While others find it normal, I find it odd given that he’s two years old already. Maybe, I think, milk is not enough to sustain his active lifestyle thus he gets hungry immediately. I began thinking of other ways to make him eat rice or bread and fruits.

My sister and I started making our bread since January. So far, we are 50% successful – sometimes bread is too sweet or too hard to eat. I’m not much of a cook (nor baker) so I look for nutritious recipes that doesn’t include much cooking. As I was blog hopping last week, a fellow blogger posted about a Japanese restaurant and I thought to myself ‘maybe my son will eat sushi’. Its a complete meal with rice (carbohydrates), meat (protein), and I can add vegetables plus the nori (seaweed) is rich in minerals like iodine and iron.

Since I’m not much of a cook, I need to practice making sushi. My office mate, Gayle, helped me with the ingredients and I bought them yesterday – japanese rice, crab stick, cucumber, mangoes, and nori. I also bought sushi mat so I can roll the nori easily.

The rice should be cooked on a 1:1 ratio. I mixed 2 tbsp vinegar +salt + sugar and mix it with 3 cups of cooked rice. I should have put more vinegar mixture to add more flavor to the rice. The rice mixture is a little moist so I put it in front of the fan to remove moisture. Rolling is a challenge. Good thing I watched a video on how to roll sushi before I make one. You have to press hard as you roll the sushi to make the rice stick to the nori. And the end result, viola!

Happy eating everyone!

 

 

20 Responses to “My Sushi Experience”



    Sumi Go Says:

    I love sushi and you don’t know how much I craved for this Japanese treat when I’ve read your post! >.< I used to make sushi every weekend, but I just stopped. Maybe I need to make some really soon.. :D

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    Thess Reply:

    Thanks sis! I’m still ‘perfecting’ it!

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    Makunat Says:

    I tried sushi before and will never try again . di ko gusto ang lasa hahaha

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    Leah Says:

    Awwww… :( Hindi ako kumakain ng sushi. Yung mga kaibigan ko, ang hihilig talaga dyan. Pero ako, ewan ko lang.. I’m not too fond of Japanese food. tsk tsk..

    Pero gusto kong itry.. harhar.. :)

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    Thess Reply:

    Iba’t ibang tao, iba’t ibang preference :-)

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    Matsumoto Says:

    sushi, particularly those you made—maki sushi are a few of the first I learned how to cook/make…since I love eating them too. I’m not a good cook either, even pansit becomes disaster :( So I ventured with other cuisines…Sushi of any type is addicting, you’ll surely make more! ;)

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    Thess Reply:

    Yup sis, I hope my son will it too. He’s becoming a picky eater!

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    chrisair Says:

    after watching program of “monster inside me” parang ayaw ko ng kumain ng mga raw food

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    Gil Camporazo | RandomThoughts! Says:

    Out of circumstances you’re compelled to do something just like what had happened to your 2-year old kid who kept on asking milk for every two hours. Then you resorted to Japanese cooking like sushi. It’s because you do care for your kid. That’s a loving Nanay in action. I appreciate you for that.

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    Thess Reply:

    Thank you sir. You change for the people you love!

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    BEBE Says:

    awww..cute.. but I think it’s just normal… healthy rin naman ang milk.. good for Calcium. :) anyways, that’s cute! I tried doing maki sushi before too.. it looks like yours too but the inside part was more of a california maki and the outside part was more of a sushi that’s why I called it maki sushi. hihihi :)

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    Kero Says:

    we like making our own sushi too. next time you can add avocado slices for a creamier taste.

    for the sauce, i add pickled ginger to the Japanese soy sauce

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    olyv Says:

    Di pa ako nakakain ng sushi but it seems that it taste good.

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    germz Says:

    i agree with the previous commentator, the sushi just did not passed my taste or i just did not like it. especially the cover, the seaweed thing if I’m correct.

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    Gil Camporazo | RandomThoughts! Says:

    Second round of thought… you’re absolutely right. For the people you love, everything is changed for the better. Keep it up. You’re doing well.

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    Oh Gosh Gulay Says:

    I haven’t tried cooking sushi yet.haha..but it sounds really exciting.. i must try one..thanks for sharing..

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    Cielo of Brown Pinay Says:

    I love eating sushi, unfortunately I still haven’t tried preparing it…Now I am listing this in me MUST-DO line-up.

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    Spanish Pinay Says:

    looks yum! did your son like the sushi? :)

    Nice to be mom, no? You try to learn a lot things for your little ones :)

    Spanish Pinay

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    anncash16 Says:

    Wow, this is cool. I will try preparing for my fiancee!

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