Megan’s Japanese project

Megan loves Japanese and for her Japanese class, she had to do a project. She decided to cook some Japanese food.

Today she tried out her cooking skills and was surprised to find it kind of fun! (At least at first!)

She first made egg-drop dumpling soup. The dumplings were Ling-Ling potstickers from Costco but she made up the broth recipe herself and it was quite delicious!


She also has a Japanese Manga cookbook that had some fun Japanese type food (though I can’t vouch for its authenticity!). One of the recipes was making spam roll-ups. But since we didn’t buy some of the right ingredients, she improvised.

She mixed up the rice.


Then she used nori and spam.


It was a bit challenging to cut the things. But they were really yummy. Who cares if the food is a little lopsided?

I guess Spam sushi in Japanese is called musubi. And I think it’s actually from Hawaii. But let’s not quibble about the genuine origins of this food. Our family loves Spam and we loved the sushi!

Then she made unagi sushi (broiled eel). She had a little mold for the rice.


The mold helped make nice rice bricks that served as a foundation.


Voila! The finished unagi sushi! What a beauty!

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  • Reply Albert

    I agree — what a beauty! And the sushi doesn’t look bad either 😀

    November 26, 2011 at 8:01 am
  • Reply Carmen Lin

    I have confidence Megan will make a good cook. She looks so patient making all these Japanese food.

    November 28, 2011 at 10:07 pm
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