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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Sushi Day!

Last Saturday, Mikey and I met up for lunch and we were complaining how bored we were and decided to make dinner.
At first we thought of Har Mee (Prawn noodles, or Hokkien Mee according to Penang People). Then we realized that there was no way we could get hold of the main ingredient for the soup which is Har Kou (Some prawn paste). Then we decided to have a Mini Steamboat. Unfortunately we didn't have a steamboat pot that comes with a little stove, and we thought that it was too expensive buy a mini stove just for a day.

Finally, we decided to make Sushi.
From the Asian Store to Walmart, to Meijer, to D&W, Mike and I literally went to almost all of the hypermarkets all over Kalamazoo to get everything we needed. Grocery shopping started at 12.30pm after lunch and ended only at 4pm.

At 7pm, the Bunch came over.

Mikey, Crystal, Lynn, and Cheryl.
I think Amin was Sharpening the knife while this picture was taken :)

We had the cucumbers ready for the Sushi rolls.

Amin who is the King of Knife Sharpening.

Slicing Sweet Potatoes and Eggplants (Brinjal) for Tempura

Avocados for the Sushi roll.

Our most expensive ingredient. Wile Salmon.
Original price $50 something for 2.2pound of meat and we only paid $22.
Erm... okay la... that's still quite expensive. If you multiply it by Rm3.5, that would be like almost Rm75. Insane. But it still looked better and more fresh compared to the beaten up Salmon meat at Meijer.

Cheryl was teaching Mikey how to skin the fish.

Lynn made Chinese Pancakes for sides.

Roll the Sushi. Roll the Sushi. Roll the Sushi.

Wasabi. Yes!

Shrimp for Tempura!

Shrimp Tempura and a couple of Eggplant pieces.

Show us the Rolls we made!
Hahaha... I liked how Amin was only holding one piece of eggplant.

We had Salmon, Unagi (Eel), Tuna, Avocado Sushi Rolls.

Great food, great company, great process.
We need too do this more often!!!


Priscilla Lim said...

Hey babe!

Nice sushi! :)

Btw, here, we don't have steamboat pots as well. But we use rice cooker for steamboat and it works!

Just boil the soup base with the pot, and once it's done, put it in the rice cooker, and dump your stuffs inside to cook. And voila! :)

Do try it out!

*YenN* said...

Oh yeah! I heard of that one before but i couldn't rmb who did i hear it from so i wasn't sure if i was making it up or what.
hahah... well, now I know and I'll keep that in mind!
Thanks girl!

Esther Chin said...

next time call me too, k? :D