>> Sunday, August 30, 2009
Kyaraben on Steroids" featured in August's Foodbuzz's 24-24-24. Click here to see the entire meal.
Inarizushi is popular picnic food in Japan. It's easy to carry, tasty, and healthy.
Inarizushi tofu skins
You can typically find inarizushi wrappers in Asian grocery stores. Here is a picture of the brand that I used.
Fill with sushi rice and optionally sprinkle some sesame seeds on top.
To make the Totoro shaped sushi, fill with a little less rice than normal and fold down the upper portion. Make 2 small V-shaped cuts as ears. Cut black seaweed into small flat triangles for the belly and also cut out a small diamond for the nose. For his eye you can cut out kamaboko (Japanese fish cake) with a straw (similar to the Totoro rice in this post). Finally, use sesame seeds for eye balls. I find that it's easier to handle these small pieces of seaweed and sesame seeds with some tweezers!