Temari-sushi / Sushi balls with fruit and vegetables
Temari-sushi is ball-shaped sushi that is very cute and easy to make. Enjoy topping them with fresh fish, vegetables, fruit and whatever else you like. Their beautiful, eye-catching appearance is good for events and celebrations.
Fruit and vegetables work amazingly well with sushi
At first glance it might seem like an unusual combination, but fruit and vegetables are actually highly compatible with sushi. Fruit, with its sweetness and sourness also works well with sushi, by adding brightness. Try using your favourites to garnish your sushi.
Fruit juices can be used for sushi rice
By replacing vinegar with 100% citrus fruit juice such as grapefruit or lemon, you can make sushi rice with a brighter sour and sweet flavour. Without the distinctive smell of vinegar, fruity sushi will be more appealing to children.
The perfect dish for a lovely family gathering
In Japan, March 3rd is Hina-Matsuri, also known as "Girls' Festival." Families with girls celebrate this festival with beautifully decorated traditional dolls and a special meal, as a wish for them to grow up healthy. Temari-sushi, with its striking prettiness, is often served at meals celebrating this festival.
Other Japanese Recipes
Soramame dashi potage /
Creamy broad bean soup with Japanese dashi
This thick, creamy soup is made from fresh broad beans. The secret of its beautiful colour and rich flavour is shiro-dashi, a stock made from kombu (kelp seaweed) or bonito fish flakes. This concentrated clear soup base is widely used in Japanese cooking.
Anko fruit sandwich /
Fruit sandwich with sweet red-bean paste
Invented in Japan, the fruit sandwich is a popular light meal or snack. The gentle flavour of Anko, a sweet red-bean paste used in traditional Japanese treats, combines with the sweetness and of fresh fruit, creating a sandwich that's truly addictive.
Udo and celery salad /
Japanese mountain asparagus and celery salad
This recipe features udo, a type of mountain asparagus that grows wild in Japan. Udo is an unusual ingredient with a distinctive, pleasing bitterness and fragrance. Combining udo with celery, white asparagus and kiwifruit, this salad offers a medley of delicious tastes and textures.
Curried whole onion soup /
Whole onion curry-flavoured soup
This soup uses whole onions and curry spices. By adding curry powder to the soup base, it has a deliciously different flavour. Simple cooking with a microwave oven brings out all the richness and sweetness of caramelized onion.