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How to make oshi-zushi (with smoked salmon)

June 19, 2011 basics
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Have you ever seen really boxy shaped sushi? I mean really boxy. Like the rice and fish is pressed together so firmly that it almost looks like it’s made out of lego bricks. Then it must be “Oshi-zushi.” Oshi-zushi, or sometimes “Oshi-sushi”, (means “pressed sushi”) is made by lining the bottom of a box with the toppings, covering them with sushi rice, and then pressing […]

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How to make Rilakkuma inari-zushi

April 18, 2011 bento
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After I made Totoro inari-zushi, I had more inari-zushi skins left, so I decided to make some very very easy character inari-zushi the day after. Character inari-zushi #2: Rilakkuma inari-zushi I must admit, I’m not that big fan of Rilakkuma. I know of it and I find it cute, but I neither own any Rilakkuma products nor am I obsessed with it. I’ve been making […]

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How to make Totoro inari-zushi

April 11, 2011 bento
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A couple of weeks after it officially became Spring, it’s finally starting to get warm! Cherry blossoms will start blooming soon at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. So I’ll do a how-to on great picnic food for Hanami (Cherry blossom viewing). Character inari-zushi #1: Totoro inari-zushi Inari is fried bean curd cooked in soy sauce, sugar, mirin and water. The skin is juicy and sweet and the […]

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Non-bento #31: Totoro chocolate

February 16, 2011 Baking
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I hope everyone had wonderful Valentine’s day. I made Domo-kun brownies last week but I still wanted to surprise Derek on the 14th… so I decided to make something I’ve always wanted to try. Non-bento #31: Totoro chocolate Created and eaten on: 2/14/2011 I took some photos while making it, so I’m going to post them here. Just like the Domo-kun brownies, I don’t think […]

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Non-bento #30: Domo-kun brownies

February 14, 2011 Baking
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So, according to the calendar, today’s Valentine’s day! I thought re-posting old how-to’s and bento for Valentine’s day isn’t very exciting, so I decided to make something! I know I’ve already made Domo-kun themed sweets, but this one seemed just so easy I had to try it. Non-bento #30 (and kind of a how-to): Domo-kun brownies Created and eaten on: 2/13/2011 First, I made brownies […]

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