After Inari Sushi and Tamago Nigiri, I decided to make Chuka Wakame Sushi for the kids' snack bento on day 3 of my 1 week (actually only 5 school days) sushi theme bento as promised. I added some small flowers made of carrot, takuwan and cucumber because chuka wakame (marinated seaweed) only has the green color on it. Chuka Wakame is available at Japanese supermarket in small pack. This is one of my kids' favorite sushi and I love it too. Mold the rice by hand and put the nori around the rice and Chuka Wakame on the top. Sometimes I bought Chuka Wakame and put it on my salad, it has light rice vinegar and sesame oil taste. Inside the box : fried kani roll, small Korean apple, seedless grapes and small grapes.
If you mold the rice by hand, don't forget to wash your hand cleanly with anti-bacterial soap or you can prepare one small bowl of water with some drops of vinegar and put your hands into the bowl for a few seconds to kill the germs.And if you ever wonder how I crafted some small flowers on the apple, it is pretty easy. I just pushed my small flowers cutter on the apple skin and then used my decorative knife which I just found out is called 'Exacto Knife' to peel the apple skin. If you remember my Tips #005 post, then you can refer to the Red Tool shown at the picture. And if you can't find this Red Tool then don't worry because you can find it at your local art & craft supplies store . It is available at Daiso too. This exacto knife is usually used for Paper Tole craft.