August 10, 2012

Recipe: Tamago Sushi

I love sushi. Every time I order sushi, I will get Tamago sushi in whatever form as nigiri or regular sushi. It is sweet egg with rice and some dried pork that looks like cotton - it is called rousong 肉鬆 << click >>. When I was little, I used to love to eat it with plain rice. It's mostly eaten with rice soup during breakfast but they're also part of other meals, not only breakfast. Chinese don't have "normal" breakfast. We eat rice all the time and it's always warm... Anyway, back to Japanese sushi... I like to make sushi, when I'm invited. I especially like Tamago sushi because it doesn't contain fresh fish so it's not dangerous if you let it sit for a couple hours.

Besides, Tamago sushi is very easy to prepare at home. You will only need the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup of sushi rice
    • Water
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1 tbsp sugar
    • 1 cup Japanese vinegar (mild)
  • Bamboo mat
  • 5 Nori
  • Rousong from the Asia store
  • 5 yolk, but I actually use 3 eggs, not only the yolk.
    • 2 tbsp sugar
Then you follow these instructions:
  • Prepare the sushi rice with the ingredients above. Cook the rice with water and a hint of salt. When it's done, add the vinegar and sugar. Wait until it's cooled down.
  • Now make 5 sweet omelettes with either the yolk or whole eggs.
  • Lay a nori on the bamboo mat, put rice all over the nori. Then, add an omelette and a little rousong. Roll everything to a nice tight sushi roll.
  • Repeat 4 times.
My other favorite sushi contains eel but it's not as easy to prepare, they have a lot of bones and I don't know how to make them. They're also very oily but they are soooo tasty ^.^

Making sushi rolls is not that easy either. You need a little bit of practice until the rolls are tight and small enough. I tend to overload them but it's important to keep the amount of filling as little as possible.


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