Allison Day


For the month of August, 2007


Whenever Son visits his parents, his mom sends a bunch of food and fruit back with him. Recently, she sent a bag of jackfruit. I had never tried jackfruit before, so Son made me try some. It’s pretty good! It tastes similar to mango (I think), but not quite as sweet.

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Kristen MakiPosted on August 26th, 2007 · 17 Comments »

Maki Recipes


A couple of months ago, my little sister, Kristen, left a comment on Crunchy Shrimp Roll requesting a roll with bacon, green onion, avocado and mozzarella cheese. So a week or two ago, I had all the ingredients so I decided to try it.

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A few weeks ago, Son went to dinner at I Cugini in Santa Monica with a bunch of his coworkers who were in Southern California for the week. One of them was unable to finish her Pizza di Prosciutto, and since she was staying in a hotel she gave it to Son. He brought it home for me to try. I loved it… and thought that it would be great in sushi! So here it is. 🙂 The prosciutto is really salty, but the bitterness of the arugula balances it out very nicely. This would make a great hors d’ouvre at a nice party, since it’s easy to handle, not to messy, and still a fancy sort of food.

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Stuffed Somen SaladPosted on August 17th, 2007 · No Comments »

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Every year the weekend of Thanksgiving, my Japanese great aunts throw a huge Christmas party. The entire family is invited, so it’s a huge day of craziness, fun, and tons of really good Japanese food. I have fond memories of eating sushi and somen salad (somen is a type of Japanese noodle) and watching while all the adults played white elephant. Unfortunately, once I started performing Nutcracker every year the party conflicted with the performances, so I haven’t gone since I was pretty young.

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Southwestern SushiPosted on August 12th, 2007 · 6 Comments »

Maki Recipes


The Southwestern Sushi is a great way to introduce those who refuse to eat sushi to the taste and idea of eating fillings with rice and nori. It tastes similar to a roast beef sandwich, but much much better!

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