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« on: August 21, 2006 02:39:25 PM »

Hi everyone,

So my friend is having a Japanese-themed birthday party.  I'm in charge of desserts, and want to do sushi-look-alike dessert foods.  I've seen some of the snack cake sushi items around.  The ones with gummi worms and fruit roll-ups are awfully cute, but everyone reports that they don't taste as good as they might.  I want to make dessert sushi things that taste gourmet, too.  I have a few ideas for the rice and nori, but I'm looking for ideas for filling and garnish.  Here's what I have so far:

Marzipan "rice" with chocolate "nori" and guava-paste "tuna"

Coconut candy (a la mounds bar) "rice" mounds with chocolate "nori" and white chocolate "egg" dyed yellow, with some kind of flavor (don't know what)

Rice-krispie treat "rice" mounds....fI can't think of anything to top them with that looks convincing and also tastes good with rice krispies, and works to look like nigiri.  :/

For the marzipan and/or coconut "rolls" I figured I could use dried fruit for some of the fillings, and maybe real mango with the coconut. 

For wasabi, I'll just dye some marzipan green.  For ginger, I'll thin-slice candied ginger, and maybe use some candied papaya too.

I was thinking about doing a chocolate ganache in a miso-cup for dipping sauce.

If any of you have any other fantastic ideas for things that look like fish and taste good with chocolate, coconut and/or almond, I'd love to hear them. 

Thanks a bunch!
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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2006 03:37:02 PM »

http://www.chocolatesushi.com/home.html how about something like that? Brownies topped with icing to look like sushi? I dunno. Just a thought...
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2006 03:42:21 PM »

You could always serve real Japanese desserts; try (making?) ginger or green tea icecream, and maybe serve it with fried bananas over real sushi rice.
It is delicious.
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2006 04:54:35 PM »

http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,,FOOD_9936_28960,00.html

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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2006 05:32:42 PM »

these are so cute!
 
http://homepage.mac.com/galemeyer/PhotoAlbum13.html

here are lots of ideas!
 
http://www.notmartha.org/tomake/hostesssushi.html

scroll down and click on red words to see dessert sushi sites
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2006 07:15:31 PM »

OK.  How about actual sweet sushi (no meat).  I have been thinking about experimenting with desert risotto of late.  It kind of relates to this.  The suhi type I am thinking of are the ones that are a little rectangle of rice with a rectangle of egg omlette type stuff on the top and they have a nori belt to hold them together.  I am sorry I don't know the name, I hope someone else can help with that. 

So to do it cook up aborio rice in milk and sugar, and maybe a little cornflour, simmer it down untill it is like a risotto, or maybe a little drier on second thought, so it is llike sushi rice (duh!).  When it is cool it can be shaped in to the bottom part of the sushi.

Now, for the egg top part you could make up a really really think custard (the yellow powdered sort) like you would for vanilla slice.  Let that set about 1/2 inch to 1 inch thick in a lamington pan.  then when it is cool it can be cut up just like the rice.  place the little custard egg bits on top of the little rice pudding bits and wrap with strips of green paper cut from green rice paper or green patty cake papers.

I think this would be really yummy and would very closely resemble the real thing in texture as well as looks.  So, um, did any of that make sense?
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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2006 10:57:16 PM »

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The suhi type I am thinking of are the ones that are a little rectangle of rice with a rectangle of egg omlette type stuff on the top and they have a nori belt to hold them together.  I am sorry I don't know the name, I hope someone else can help with that. 

Tamago, I think you mean?
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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2006 06:55:18 AM »

Hi everyone,

Thanks so much for the wonderful ideas!

Sushiful--that's a great idea.  I'd actually thought already about serving a green-tea ice-cream.  If you have any recipes, I'd love to hear them Smiley

Miss Vicky--I had thought about that, doing some kind of rice pudding with custard egg for tamago.  But I wasn't sure how to make the custard thick enough to slice.  I've never had a vanilla slice, so if you have a recipe for that, I'd love it too Smiley

Keep the ideas coming!
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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2006 08:29:31 AM »

What about strips of dried mango or papaya for on top of your rice krispie nigiri? It may be harder to find than chunks but it would be good with the marshmallow and rice.
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« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2006 10:01:07 AM »

At Orange, a restaurant in Chicago, they serve a dish that's call "frushi" which is basically sweet sticky rice with fruit and confections on top in the shape of sushi.  I seem to remember one with pinapple and coconut on top of sweet sticky rice with a little bit of chocolate sauce.  I can't remember any of the other combos other than it was mighty tasty.  If you google "frushi" you'll get a lot of pictures and recipes to work with.   Best of luck!
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