The main dish was Temari Sushi. ‘Temari’ is a palm-sized ball for children, often decorated with fine colorful embroideries. As you can easily guess, Temari Sushi is shaped like this small ball. It is a bite-size Sushi with a variety of toppings.
In this class, we used boiled prawns, thinly sliced cucumbers, fresh sashimi-quality maguro(tuna) & salmon, Takuan(pickled Daikon radish), and Shiso leaves, etc.
There were also Mentaiko(salted chilly cod roe) and salted cherry blossoms as a few ‘challenge’ items but my guests tried everything and their plates are all empty after lunch hours. Yes, I love seeing empty plates after the class!!
We put the heads of prawns in our Miso soup and I think my guests liked it as well. Believe me, it makes your soup amazingly delicious!
It was a reunion vacation trip of old friends from Maryland and Florida, US. I enjoyed being a part of their happy moments in Tokyo.
Many thanks for coming! Akiko