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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 temari-zushi (temari-sushi)

October 21, 2010 basics
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I’ve been meaning to do this how-to for a long time because it’s so easy, cute, and a little bit fancy.

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Non-bento #23: fun with Rabbid #1 – bavarois

April 14, 2010 Baking
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This was part of my “wonderful things” post, but I got sidetracked by other wonderful things and events and plush making, so I couldn’t do this until now. So here I go! A little while ago, I received an email from someone who works at Ubisoft, the company that created the Rayman Raving Rabbids series. She liked my bento, and asked me if I could […]

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how to prepare shrimp for sushi

March 6, 2010 basics
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As I wrote in a previous post, I made sushi on Valentine’s day. I usually just use salmon and tuna for sushi, but since we were watching District 9, we decided to have shrimp (because they looks like “prawns” ) as well. Shrimp is probably easier to get than a good block of  salmon and tuna sashimi, and it is also very easy to prepare […]

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how to make sushi rice

March 6, 2010 basics
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When I posted about our “sushi night” on my blog before, I mentioned about “Sushi-noko” which was like powdered vinegar to make sushi rice. This time I decided to make sushi rice from scratch with ingredients you can easily get at a regular supermarket. Actually, it’s really not hard to make sushi rice, but the recipe requires you to work really fast. I don’t usually […]

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