I’ve been buying packages of prepared sushi for awhile now that it isn’t easily accessible at the buffets of Asian restaurants. The cost is prohibitive, and frankly, the quality of the rice in it is terrible in its crumbly dryness. Earlier this month, the contemplation stage of making my own sushi kicked into the action stage. This is veggie sushi only! I surfed ‘zon and found an unbelievable sushi-making kit for an unbelievably low price (less than $20.) It arrived very quickly and soon I was buying the fresh and other ingredients including the right kind of rice to make it up right. It was so much simpler to do than I ever imagined, especially with the “bazooka” you fill with rice, make a depression in it with the dowel, and fill with your veggies. Clamp it shut and push it out onto the nori roll laying on the sushi mat, and slice with a very sharp knife. And the taste! The taste! So so so much better than the package stuff from the store and as good if not better than the restaurant stuff. If you love sushi and have been buying it already prepared, I would encourage you to give it a try. The following photo is of my first try. I’ve made it one more time.
My next experiment was today. Another item I always got at the Asian restaurant buffet is hot and sour soup. I used to find dry packets for it at the store but they haven’t been available for a long time. I decided to look up the recipe and realized not that difficult to put together. I made it for the first time today. Not quite as tasty as the restaurant stuff, but still danged tasty and very nutritious. And no preservatives or other unhealthy ingredients.
hot and sour soup using chicken broth made on 082221