Japanese Wrapping

How To : Fold a simple open top Japanese origami gift box

With Christmas just around the corner, it's prime time to start thinking about what gifts you're going to get, as well as how to wrap them. Even a fancy schmancy iPad isn't going to look all that appealing if haphazardly wrapped in 5-year-old Rudolph wrapping paper, right? Gi ...more

How To : Bake spicy scallop and avocado maki

What is maki? Maki is a classic Japanese dish consisting of sushi and raw vegetables, wrapped in seaweed. Sounds good, right? Well, this spicy, baked scallop and avocado maki sushi is sure to be the best maki you've ever tasted. Try it out. This funky-looking maki roll is not ...more

How To : Throw a Naked Sushi Party

The Japanese know how to party. Browsing the internet for my daily fix of Weird Asian News, I stumbled across this article on Cannibal Banquets. According to Steve Levenstein, Japanese Innovations Writer, "a pinata-like 'body' is carefully crafted, then stuffed with edible go ...more

How To : Make Omurice chicken rice wrapped wwith fried eel

This is cooking with dog. This is a sushi recipe. Ingredients for Omurice (serves 2) 130g Chicken (0.287 lb) Salt & Pepper 1 Garlic Clove 1/4 Onion (70g / 2.47 oz) 4 Button Mushrooms (50g / 1.76 oz) 1 tbsp White Wine 200g Canned Tomato (0.441 lb) 1 tbsp Tomato Ketchup 1/2 B ...more

How To : Do a double e wrap cast-on on a knitting machine

Even though everything else is automated on a knitting machine, you're still going to need to cast on. This is a short video demo showing how to make an 'e' wrap cast-on when knitting double bed rib that works only on Japanese knitting machines. Watch this video knitting tutor ...more

How To : Make Japanese tofu flan

In this tutorial, we learn how to make Japanese tofu flan. First, make caramel sauce by heating up 30g of sugar with 2 tbsp water in a saucepan. When finished, grind your tofu up then add with 2 oz of water and place into the blender. When finished, pour into a bowl and set as ...more

How To : Make spicy salmon maki sushi rolls

Maki is a great Japanese sushi dish consisting of sushi and raw vegetables, wrapped in seaweed. Well, if you want to make your own maki at home, learn from a professional, like in this video. He'll teach you how to make the perfect spicy salmon maki sushi roll. Jacky Poon of ...more

How To : Fold a modular origami covered cube

This video origami tutorial shows how to use the traditional Japanese art of paper folding to make shapes; in this case, a covered cube. Modular origami differs from the basic method in that it demands more than one sheet of paper for a project. For the covered cube, which loo ...more

News : Learn to Spell With S-U-S-H-I

Food blog me HUNGRY! posts a fun tutorial for spelling with sushi: "For the rice, I use this no fail recipe to make perfectly seasoned sushi rice (but I use my trusty rice cooker instead of a pot, and I don't always use the kelp). The recipe will make a large quantity of rice ...more

HowTo : Make Insect Sushi (Swear, It Tastes Like Nuts)

Japan's Shoichi Uchiyama is a hardcore advocate of insect cuisine. His selling point? A heavenly nutty flavor, the delicious texture of shellfish, AND high in nutritional value. Via The Telegraph: "Uchiyama traces his interest in insect cuisine to his boyhood in the northern ...more

How To : Make a USB fan

If things are getting a bit stuffy at your desk, don’t fret. A cool breeze is just a USB slot away. Watch this video to learn how to make a USB fan. Step 1. Retrieve computer fan Look online or at your local computer-repair shop for a plastic computer-cooling fan. Or, disman ...more

News : OFFICIAL HereComeTheYANKS.com World Cup Predictions

Posted with permission via HereComeTheYanks.com What follows is the result of extensive research, history, gut instincts, hope, and just plain guessing. But it may represent the most logical progression through the world's greatest competition: the World Cup. I believe that a ...more

How To : Sushi + Burrito = The Ultimate Handheld Meal

Sushirrito offers burrito-sized sushi rolls that are on the cusp of becoming the trendiest handheld snack to hit the foodie world. According to its website, Peter Yen created the Sushirrito brand, trademarked it in 2008, and opened his first restaurant in 2011 in the Bay Area ...more

DIY Dessert Sushi : 3 Irresistible, Easy-to-Make Recipes

Being born with a sweet tooth and Japanese blood, my desire for dessert-style sushi is practically written into my DNA. At once delicious and adorable, these one-bite delights are the perfect way to conclude a meal. They're also a killer snack. Featured below are: 1) the Banan ...more

How To : Make Party-Style Temari Sushi

If you've never heard of or eaten temari sushi, then you're in for a treat. These pretty sushi balls are good for parties and festive gatherings, and even though they are so colorful and striking, they are not hard to make. Just like every other type of sushi, they are customi ...more

How To : Roll Sushi—The Ultimate Guide

Sushi rolls, known as makizushi in Japanese, are only limited by your imagination—and your ability to roll them neatly, of course. While it may seem like a lot of effort, rolling sushi is a snap if you have the right tools. If you plan on making sushi rolls a lot at home, a b ...more

News : MSG Is the Ultimate Healthy Flavor Hack

Hear me out. No, really. Before you sharpen your pitchforks and give me anecdotal evidence of your Chinese restaurant syndrome, I think you need to know a few things about monosodium glutamate. First of all, it's a naturally-occurring chemical compound that can be found in any ...more

How To : Make Restaurant-Grade Sushi Rice

Contrary to popular belief, sushi is not the raw fish that one gets at Japanese restaurants, but the rice that comes with it. It's hard to tell whether this popular misconception led to or came about because of the primary flavors that we think of in sushi are the fish. We oft ...more

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