Looks great but I think you should have made an all-Spam musubi rolling party. 😉
I sort of do this too but Vietnamese-style with nem nuong (Vietnamese grilled pork meatballs). Served with a plate of herbs, and rice paper. I just have a bowl of water on the table for people to dunk their own rice paper. And of course, gotta teach the non-VNese how to roll the rice paper too. 🙂
What a great post! I love having people make their own maki rolls — I usually stick with vegetarian versions, but one of my cooking groups with kids even tried peanut butter and jelly rolls! (yes, it was messy….) I love to throw in fresh herbs from my garden, too.
Amy- me too – Unagi-don is so good. But you know what? restaurants charge $10 for a bowl of rice and a 1/4 fillet of unagi. Real cost of an entire fillet of frozen, cooked eel is $3. Which means cost of your bowl was about $.75 That is such a rip off!
Kalyn & Brilynn- I’m available for private instruction. Just send me your lear jet.
Ellie- All my vegetables are organic from the farm stand….it looks and tastes so much better than regular supermarket stuff.
Tigerfish- oops! I’ll have to corrrect!
WC- oooooohhhh that sounds SO good. Include fish cake, the meat inside a bahn mi, pickled carrots. I’m so going to do this!
PE- Thank you! (blush) I’d rather be the Chinese Giada! I love Julia and all, but she’ wasn’t all that hot! haha!
Lydia- My kids actually wanted to squirt some Hershey’s syrup. yeeewwwww. As end of school thing, I might teach my 3 1/2 yr old’s class how to make sushi.
Heh heh…I still have yet to host a make-your-own-sushi party here. My guests are typically stuck at phase one: How do we eat it? (Meaning, how do we use these chopstick things?)
I had one guest though who works abroad in China quite often, and he, being the only italian that could competently use HIS chopstix, REFUSED to give them up for the rest of the evening — even when the cuisine switched from sushi to spaghetti! Arghghgh!
the spicy crawfish-mango handroll sounds oh, so good! the tutorial on rolling a handroll makes me think it is like rolling a burrito…takes practice! the thought of a sushi party sounds fun, but unfortunately, my daughter and i are the only one in our little circle that enjoy sushi! but it is something that we do together, both at home and at sushi places.
I would love to host a sushi party. Colorful little art that are pleasant to the eyes. First, I need to buy appropriate and versatile dishes to serve my sushis in. Your white square platters is just the ones I am looking for.
Many years ago, my colleague told me that his girlfriend buys shoes first and then buys clothes to match her shoe. Ever since I started to read your blog, I find myself shopping for dishes. When I see a beautiful platter or bowl, I would think what kind of food I can cook to match it.
This is my second time reading this article and reading it second time is as good as reading it the first time. I will probably come back and read it again in the near future.
Mrs. HBT- You are such a sweet gal leaving me nice comments!
Do you have a Walmart near you? well, that is a dumb question, because I think Walmart has taken over the world! Anyways, I was just there today and they have some brand new merchandise – very cute white bowls for $4, platters for $5, wooden blowls for $3. The Walmart I went to was a Super Walmart and they had such a great selection.