Monday, June 5, 2017

One More Pokémon Dinner

We tried a couple more recipes out of the Pokémon cookbook that Kai found at our public library a few weeks ago - Pikachu and Poké Ball sushi.

My wife made sushi rice, then Kai helped fan it. Fanning the rice facilitates quick cooling, which gelatinizes the surface of the rice and gives a shiny finish to the rice.

After that, Kai and I drained a can of tuna and mixed it with sugar and soy sauce. Here you see Kai mixing it all together.

While we were doing that, my wife made scrambled rice.

We lined a bowl with plastic wrap, then put down a layer of the scrambled egg at the bottom. We followed with a layer of the tuna, followed by a layer of sushi rice. Kai spread everything out and patted it down. The rice was very sticky, but Kai didn't mind too much.

After that, I flipped the bowl onto the plate. So, the egg part was now visible on top. Kai placed slices of carrots that my wife had cut for Pikachu's mouth and cheeks. He then cut eyeballs from a sheet of seaweed.

And here's the finished product:

Now it was on to the Poké Balls.

We took pieces of smoked salmon and wrapped it around rolled up balls of sushi rice. As these balls are supposed to be half red and half white, the salmon should only cover half of the rice.

Kai cut from the sheets of seaweed to finish up the decoration of the Poké Balls

And here is Kai with the finished products:

My wife also made cold shabu shabu, a Japanese hotpot dish of thinly sliced meat boiled in water which are eaten with dipping sauce.

It was a little hard to cut up Pikachu, but we were hungry so it had to be done. :)

It was a delicious meal all around.


  1. Another nice family production. It looks very nice, and I am sure it was also delicious.

    1. Thanks, Shiroi. We are always looking for family activities and making these recipes has turned out well.

  2. Wow...everything turned out great! That's the perfect cookbook for Kai!

    1. Yes, it's been a great way to get him interested in helping to prepare meals. Thanks, Betsy!


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