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11 Aug, 2007

Home Made California Roll

Posted by: Wen Ching In: Japanese Food

A new post after quite some time, we really have to keep this blog going. Anyway, something special this time – Homemade Japanese food.

Miso Soup

Well, it’s not as complicated as you think, I’ll start off with the easier one – the Miso Soup. I sure most of you are familiar with this soup. It’s a very common soup in Japan which is generally served every morning. For your ingredients, you need dashi (fish stock), shiro miso (miso paste), wakame (seaweed) and tofu. By the way, this is a really simple recipe of preparing miso soup. You can actually add many other ingredients such as potatoes, cabbage, leeks, bean sprouts etc.

So, to start off, boil the dashi and water together. Dashi is a soup base which provides an authentic miso soup. After that, add in the shiro miso and dissolve it completely in the soup. Before turning off the heat, add tofu and wakame and finally the soup can be served.

Also, in the process of cooking, take note of the colour of the soup, the darker the colour, the stronger the taste. Indulge yourself with your own favour.

California Roll
For California roll, you have to have the ingredients of sushi rice, nori (seaweed), sushi vinegar, prawns, tobiko (flying fish roes), cucumber, crab sticks, lettuce leaves and Japanese mayonnaise.


First, you have to prepare the vinegared rice beforehand. Obviously you have to cook the rice. After that, mix the sushi vinegar well so that the rice will be seasoned evenly. Leave the warm vinegared rice to cool for approximately 30 minutes.

After preparing all the ingredients as shown from the photos, spread out the vinegared rice slightly on the nori sheet and place a bit of the rice on one end of the nori sheet. After that top the vinegared rice with lettuce leaves, prawns, cucumber, crab sticks and tobiko as shown from the photo above. Be careful not to add too much ingredients on the nori sheet or else it would be very difficult to roll it into a cone.


Here comes the most difficult process of all. Starting from the bottom corner of the sheet, roll it into a neat cone shape. When it’s done, you can add more tobiko on the top of the cone. Serve the California roll immediately otherwise the nori will be dampen by the ingredients inside.

Here’s the end product, ready to be served. Healthy and delicious!

11 Responses to "Home Made California Roll"

1 | ai wei

August 12th, 2007 at 8:04 am

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wow… you both made them together? when are you both going to treat me??? wenching… long long time ago u said wanna made us jap food right??? kekeke… long long time ago hor?!

2 | ~Christine~Leng

August 12th, 2007 at 2:20 pm

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home made! I’ve never tried those! You really love Japanese food huh? same here! haha.. anyway thanks for these infos. Would like to try it for myself!

3 | sayguan

August 12th, 2007 at 4:04 pm

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yo esiong,

why la about food, especially when we have to stay late night doing our assignments without delicious snacks like these. However, a nice review. Certainly will make me go out and hunt for it.

4 | Phooi Fun

August 13th, 2007 at 10:31 am

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wei, homemade ya?? wahhhh!!! can get married adi, can be ppl wife adi!!! learning to cook adi!!! make together ya? of make 4 him ya?? wahhhhhh!!! so sweet!!! nvr make 4 us also …haiz

5 | ai wei

August 13th, 2007 at 1:03 pm

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agree with phooi fun, homemade food. does esiong ask u to marry him? wahehehe… jz kd, no offence ya~

6 | wenching & esiong

August 16th, 2007 at 7:54 am

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You guys can try it out yourself at home. Trust me, it’s not that difficult. Just need a little experience in wrapping the ingredients together. I’m not good at it either but I think it’s fun!

7 | wenching & esiong

August 16th, 2007 at 7:54 am

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You guys can try it out yourself at home. Trust me, it’s not that difficult. Just need a little experience in wrapping the ingredients together. I’m not good at it either but I think it’s fun!

8 | Phooi Fun

August 16th, 2007 at 8:49 am

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cheh, u guys din asnwer our questions also!!! aiyo, i am not so romantic, cooking at home….wahaha

9 | *Lilian*

August 21st, 2007 at 3:23 am

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Hey… u rilli made those stuff ar?? When I go KL, u teach(treat) me ar! :>

10 | ai wei

July 9th, 2009 at 9:21 am

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agree with phooi fun. you also din answer her question. bet she is angry liao. hahahahaha

faster answer hers and mine questions. 😛

11 | Sugar Bean

July 9th, 2009 at 11:47 pm

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Ai Wei and Phooi Fun, the point is NOT to answer your question! Haha! Making food together doesn't mean getting married la. We're cooking everyday now and it doesn't mean anything. Haha! Next time will make for you both for sure, to zip up your mouths! Wahaha!

*Lilian*, sure, no problem! Hope to see you in KL some time soon.

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