I remember making sushi many years back, mixing the right proportion of vinegar and water to the rice etc … I try not to buy ingredients that are only used once but this round it’s mum who suggest we make our own sushi, the perfect timing to buy the necessary ingredients without someone complaining that I’m taking up more storage space! I did some checking with Ida who prepared a feast recently for her dd’s birthday, she suggest the brand of rice I buy, and also reminded me that I could buy the ready sushi seasoning. I couldn’t get it from Daiso, the cashier told me somebody bought 200 over bottles of the sushi seasoning the other day so it’s now out of stock! I pick up all I need at CS again, yes .. I bought so much that I almost could not lug them home and had to take a cab.
It’s really a breeze to use the sushi seasoning, I cooked the short grain rice using the rice cooker which has different setting for the different type of rice, this rice cooker is actually capable of baking a cake too which I have not try. Back to the sushi seasoning, I took quite a while to figure out which one I shld buy, they have so many sauces on the shelf and it doesn’t help that they’re in Japanese which I could not identify. I spend most of my time just in that lane! I din measure the sushi seasoning, just pour – mix – taste! For the accompaniments, I have kani (crabstick), Aburage (seasoned deep fried toufu in rectangular shape) and Tobiko (fish roe).
I din know if nephew will like it so when mum gave him one to try, in just minutes he came to the kitchen alone looking for more! It’s such a warming sight to see him enjoying the sushi while watching the TV and coming back for more. The little boy really enjoy the sushi that when I serve the platter, he tell us which ones are his! And when brother came in to ask if the balance of the sushi is for his dinner, my little nephew later ask me to tell him that he cannot finish them, he want to save it for tomorrow!
So much so for preparing sushi which not only is delicious and aren’t exactly difficult to attempt. Another to-do complete!