Nigiri Sushi

I was craving nigiri the other day, and remembered that I saw sashimi-grade fish being sold at a local Asian/Japanese supermarket. Having never made nigiri before, I thought this would be the perfect weekend project. If I’m looking to make a general dish (rather than follow a specific recipe), I usually research 5-10 various recipes, and read up on the dish. Nigiri took a little more research than usual, since there are actually three “dishes” I am making: sushi rice, sushi soy sauce, and raw fish. Making nigiri is harder than it looks – the ones pictured are far from perfect – but I’ll definitely be practicing!

Salmon and Tuna Nigiri… 

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Matcha Mochi Cake

Drats, I missed my weekly Sunday post.. won’t happen again, I promise! I’ve been on a bit of a baking spree lately, and have been especially interested in Japanese pastries – they all seem so quaint and pretty. A few that I tried came out well, but were very, very time consuming. So, imagine my delight when I found this latest recipe by Jen from Tiny Urban Kitchen that included only 2-3 steps! Presenting.. matcha mochi cake!

Matcha Mochi Cake
Crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside.. this recipe is so simple yet so delicious. I barely made any modifications to Jen’s original recipe save for halving it and slightly reducing the sugar. Give it a try!… 

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