Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Home Made Makizushi 寿司巻


Hubby and I have been dining out for sushi quite frequent. We will have sushi for dinner almost every Saturday evening. We opt for something light when dining out, and eventually sushi become our favorite food. Also a packet of sushi making set was bought to DIY at home. 

After watching some video clips to pick up the basic skills, we hands on to make our own sushi. Hubby helped to cook sushi rice and mix it up with some vinegar. Also, he cling-wrapped the makisu (bamboo roll), as per my instruction, hehe... Then I prepared some other simple ingredients like Japanese cucumber, steamed crab stick filamen, fried egg and steamed sausage. I cut up all the ingredients into strips. Then, I followed the steps like what I learned from the video clips. See my first piece of work? Although it doesn't look perfect, but I'm satisfied with the first trial. That was our simple and yet fulfilling dinner.

To polish up my sushi making skill, I'll practice more to make different variety of sushi and to use other type of fillings. Stay tuned!

26 comments:

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

look so beautiful and good.

New Kid on the Blog said...

加油! 加油! 加油! 好期待哦!

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

My hubby said, it's boring to eat sushi at home cos he can't get variety like that he can get at restaurants. Cos I only use crab stick, cucumber, egg only. Hahaha.
So, he'd prefer me not to make.

MeRy said...

Yes...I love sushi and I also learnt how to make sushi lately.

Little Inbox said...

Sonia, thanks. Will learn to make more beautiful sushi with appropriate fillings.

New Kid, thanks for your support.

wendy, can get other ingredients from Jusco to make proper sushi. Hubby and I prefer something light.

MeRy, I see. Good to hear that.

Anncoo said...

Looks perfect! I love sushi too :)

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

I know, but hoh, with only 2 persons eating, I'm lazy to buy a variety of stuff. Plus, Jusco is in Ipoh (35 mins away), and I usually go at night, I don't want to keep the raw fish til the next day. If I go to Jusco, I think I'll just grab the sushi variety pack, instead of a variety of shashimi to make sushi at home, Hahaha!! But in the end, my hubby will ask me to head to the nearest Jap Restaurant to get his shashimi fix.

petite nyonya said...

it doesn't look like your 1st try as these look pretty perfect to me :)

Pam said...

Wow! How excellent for your first try. You're braver than I am. they look delicious! Looking forward to more!

Juliana said...

Your sushi look gorgeous...I haven't tried to make them YET!

Cooking Gallery said...

I love sushi, especially maki rolls. Give me sushi anytime and I will gobble it down ;)!

tigerfish said...

At least you can help from your hubby :) ....I have not made sushi for a long time. If I start, means I have to keep on doing it cos I need to buy new set of ingredients: the rice, vinegar, the "tool"...

Zoe said...

very pretty picture...your sushi look really good!

Little Inbox said...

Ancoo, thanks.

Wendy, hubby and I don't take sashimi, haha...my case is different. Just thought of buying other stuff like tako to make Gunkanmaki. Also, I can learn to make Uramaki. Fun...

petite nyonya, I think that the layer of rice is not so even. There's room for improvement.

Pam, initially I planned to make a batch for our dinner. If it looks ugly then I won't take photo, but it looks quite acceptable, so just capture a photo for memorial. :P

Little Inbox said...

Juliana, it is not so complicated actually. You can watch on some video clips from youtube to see learn the steps up front, before you hands on to make one.

Cooking Gallery, I see, you are one of the sushi lovers. :)

tigerfish, my hubby seldom help up in the kitchen, except this time. You know why? He was so eager to taste it, haha...

Zoe, thanks and welcome to my blog.

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi said...

Hey, for a first timer, these look very impressive already!! You wouldn't wanna look at my first ones ... LOL! In my house, there are three huge sushi fanatics (i.e. me and my bros)! But as much as I'd like to eat sushi, I try taking it in moderation because of the rice. I'm taking less rice nowadays in terms of my carbo intake. LOL!

Btw, I have to tell you ... I agree that cooking and baking together with your better half/partner is the sweetest ever ... I love those bonding moments and the rewarding experience. So sweet of both of you! =)

musingsat said...

It's so cute! =) It's so sweet that you and your husband cook together.

pigpigscorner said...

Well done! I love sushi and make it a lot at home too.

TasteHongKong said...

I have not made sushi rolls for quite a while, please keep inspiring me : ).

Debs said...

I've not made sushi for ages and it's my husbands favourite dish. I am obviously a horrible wife LOL.

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Little Inbox said...

Pei-Lin & musingsat, he seldom help me up in the kitchen. Just once in a blue moon only.

pigpigscorner, this is something nice to have at home.

TasteHongKong, ok, stay tuned!

Debs, LOL. As long as you cook other things for him, it's fine, hehe...

Kathryn, too bad. I'm in Penang, Malaysia. :(

noobcook said...

first sushi? looks so good! no need to go Japanese restaurants already, hehe ;)

Joanne said...

I've only made sushi at home once and it definitely didn't come out this pretty. Awesome job!

MODERN ROBINSON CRUSOE said...

I saw some DIY packet at supermarket - Nice sushi - My favorite oso

Little Inbox said...

noobcook, yes this is my first attempt. I made more with same ingredients on the 2nd attempt last Friday to share with some friends in the temple. The balance “ta pao” by a lady friend. Hehe…

Hi Joanne, thanks.

MRC, I'm so regret to buy the set. The rolling mat is too small, and shoyu is too salty. So, I would not recommend to buy it.

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