stuffed somen salad

Stuffed Somen Salad

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

Southwestern Sushi

<p>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!</p>

Mango Salsa Sushi

<p>A week ago we were visiting Son's parents, and his mother sent a couple of mangoes back with us. Now I have had mango pudding and mango ice cream before, but I don't think I have ever had an actual raw mango! Yum! They were some really good mangoes, so we decided to make some sushi with it. Recently I keep hearing about mango salsa, and it sounds really good...

shrimp and apple roll

Shrimp n’ Apple Roll

Several people have told us that we should try making sushi using apples and shrimp, so finally we have! I know everyone always says to use Fuji apples for their sweetness… but I didn’t have any so I just made do with what I had! These apples were sweet too though, so I figure it’s

“Beef” and Broccoli Maki

<p>This is my interpretation of the "beef" that is used in the vegetarian pad see ew (I love pad see ew! :D ). Ours doesn't taste exactly like beef, but it's still really good! We overcooked the broccoli just a tad bit (which is why it is all black and looks dead) but it still tasted fantastic! This is a great way to make sushi for your vegetarian friends or to

Tuna Temaki

Tuna Temaki

A few weeks ago, Yvo posted a recipe for tuna salad on her blog, The Feisty Foodie. Since I am almost as faithful a reader of her blog as she is of mine (her reviews of New York restaurants always make me want to pack my bags and catch a flight out to New York),

How to Make Temaki Sushi

<p>Temaki is a super easy type of sushi to make. It is similar to <a href="">maki sushi</a> and tastes pretty much the same, but is so much easier to make! This would probably be great for sushi parties - you don't need a bamboo rolling mat to make it, and if you have all your ingredients and the nori cut up before you start, you don't even need a knife!</p>

Independence Day Sushi Parfait

<p>Happy Independence Day! I hope everyone is having a fun Fourth of July celebration! Well, my American readers anyways. Sorry everyone else. :( Now don't get mad at me, because I <em>know</em> this isn't really sushi, or even that close, but I'm going to post it anyways! Because I can. :D </p>