Monday, November 10, 2008

Build-A-Sushi

My family really looks forward to our homemade sushi dinners that we have every few months. We got some really good fresh fish from our recent trip to our top secret fish club. Sometimes we have chirashi sushi, sometimes we have nigiri sushi, but on this particular day we decided to have a small temaki-sushi party!Temaki-sushi is basically a hand roll. You pick and choose whatever you please and roll it up in a square sheet of seaweed and vinegar rice. I love temaki sushi because it's so easy and you don't have to worry about how perfect it looks like when you're doing nigiri sushi. All you have to do is prepare the ingredients (neta) and let your guests roll their own sushi!We had a huge feast with various neta including shrimp, octopus, halibut, uni (sea urchin), natto (fermented soy beans), cucumber, fatty tuna, and lean tuna. It's a fun dinner party and a lot easier than trying to "make" sushi for a bunch of guests. We like to have temaki-sushi parties when we have special guests come over. And of course we had Japanese sake to go with our feast.Our doggies (see Nana in the corner?) were eagerly waiting for fallen pieces of sushi under the table with no such luck! Our plates and fingers were licked clean!

7 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

What a gorgeous set-up of sushi and the entire meal!!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

wow...i'd loveee to attend a sushi party. ehm, i'll make mine with fried chicken filling maybe hehehe

Nina Timm said...

This is an exciting idea for a party! I have never thought of that, thx!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Any chance I'm inveted for the next one?

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow everything looks appetizingly yummy.

Kevin said...

Nice looking sushi. I like those red and black dishes.

Melissa said...

That is such a neat idea! Whenever I've tried to make sushi though, it always falls apart.

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