I was so astonished when I saw a California roll for the first time! Rice and seaweed are inside out and it has avocado inside. It was a way extraordinary idea from mine or Japanese common sense. But, it’s actually quite good! Nowadays, sushi is popular all around the world. There seems to be gorgeous creative rolls and wraps enjoyed in other countries. What type of sushi can you have at sushi restaurants in your country? Can you have those many innovated sushi or Japanese traditional ones?
I appreciate those new types but I also love our classic sushi. I think that sushi is made simply to enjoy the taste of the ingredients. There are various types of fish and shellfish used. Can you name those different kinds? I personally love hirame(bastard halibut), akagai(ark shell) and uni(sea urchin). Akagai and uni taste differently depending on price or restaurant. Cheap uni can be bitter or has chemical flavor while good uni is sweet. What sushi do you like?
Today, I did not intend to talk about sushi. I saw these sushi on TV the other day and I took pictures of them. Don’t you notice something weird? They are not real sushi. They are all made of wagashi, Japanese confectionery. Can you believe that? They look so real but it is actually very sweet if you eat them! Of course, they are special and you can’t buy them everywhere. I don’t want to see them in a tea ceremony. My brain will be confused with the difference between its taste and appearance, hahaha. Wagashi often depicts a flower, scenery of the nature or a seasonal object. The beauty of formative design is in the realm of art. The technique and ideas to create an admiring wagashi is superb! They can even make sushi out of it!!
What is he making?
|Red bean paste into a container|
|Coating the surface with rice flour|
|Pour more of the bean past on top of it|
|Repeating those steps and Forming layers with the red past and rice flour|
|Slicing it like sasimi|
|Ta-dah! Tuna sushi!!|