Friday, October 05, 2007

With bated breath.

Well, since you asked. Here is the Sushi Episode. Today we were making everyone's "gateway" sushis: California Rolls and Vegetable Rolls.First off, the implements of destruction.
SG's wish came almost true.
In Japanese this means "I'll #$%&ing cut your #$%&ing arm off! Don't you DARE #$%& with me!!"
The rice, spread out and cooled.NOS-san deconstructing some cucumber.Putting the rice on the nori. Which sounds like Japanese gangsta slang.NOS posing proudly in mid-process, having just placed the surimi on the rice. (Keen-eyed observers will note how he drapes the kitchen towel over his shoulder, Gordon Ramsay-style.)
Vegetable roll, just before rolling. (We cheated and slipped a bit of cling wrap underneath to facilitate the whole thing.)
...and slice! (The trick is to wipe and wet the Santoku knife -- also some sort of Tokyo slang, probably -- between slices.)

And there ya have it. Sushi by a 10-year old. I can hear the dowry zooming skyward...but not as much as if he hadn't donned the headband.


Posted by Joke at 11:48 AM


  • Blogger Badger posted at 1:34 PM, October 05, 2007  
    Dude, the headband is essential. It indicates that he's a master of his craft.

    (I totally just made that up, but it sounds good, don't it?)

    Where'd ya get the wee teeny chef whites?
  • Blogger Joke posted at 3:21 PM, October 05, 2007

  • Blogger daysgoby posted at 4:53 PM, October 05, 2007  
    Was it yummy?

    It looks very professional! Very Number One-ish.
  • Blogger BabelBabe posted at 6:31 PM, October 05, 2007  
    i can't tell you how much i love you for not spelling that "baited."


    and that sushi looks professional!
  • Blogger Bec posted at 9:53 PM, October 05, 2007  
    Who knew there was a gene for "accessorising"?

    The Pea Princess has nagged me for years to let her make sushi. You just took away my last excuse...

    ( - dammit Joe, open up your comments so I can sign off properly!)
  • Blogger Joke posted at 11:42 PM, October 05, 2007  

    Just you wait until I publicly distinguish between "phased" and "fazed."


    P.S. It was pretty yummy, actually. (The cling wrap cheat is what really helps it look professional.)
  • Blogger shula posted at 3:18 AM, October 06, 2007  
    Joke, I don't use this word often, but your knife collection is AWESOME.

    I was so impressed it took me a minute to register that the child is also beautiful.

    But the knives, man, the knives.
  • Blogger h&b posted at 3:59 AM, October 06, 2007  
    Mooshi Mooshi !

    Remind me never to dine with Shula and sharp knives.

    I can tell this sushi was good. It was prepared by a Master Grasshopper.

    How do you bow respectfully in emoticons ?
  • Blogger Kim posted at 5:40 AM, October 06, 2007  
    cuteness aside

    is that seafood extender (aka crabsticks) I spy on the bench...???
  • Blogger meggie posted at 6:45 PM, October 06, 2007  
    What a beautiful child!
    What wonderful accoutrements for the satisfying conclusion of perfect preparation.
    Food looks good too.
  • Blogger CHICKLETTE posted at 10:08 PM, October 06, 2007  
    Very Handsome NOS!
    Just one question comes to mind.
    Now that he has mastered Sushi at such a young age, what's next?
    I'm seeing Cordon Bleu in his future. ;-)
  • Blogger Stomper Girl posted at 4:06 AM, October 07, 2007  
    Thank him from me for the headband. Good lad.

    Do you cut the sushi with the clingwrap on?

    Also. He is a beautiful boy and you have a seriously big knife-block there.
  • Blogger Joke posted at 1:04 PM, October 07, 2007  

    Yeah, he cut the cling peels off pretty easily.

    Since this episode he has wandered around the house, striking martial arts poses and proclaiming himself the "seafood ninja!"

  • Blogger MsCellania posted at 9:37 PM, October 07, 2007  
    Gorgeous NOS.
    Professional presentation.
    I may have just found the boys' Christmas gifts - they help me cook all the time and have outgrown their aprons. Those chef jackets would make them squeal! Thanks!
    When did you trust NOS with the Good Knives?! We're still working with butter knives and spatulas, here...
  • Blogger Joke posted at 3:25 AM, October 08, 2007  
    When he turned 8 he started cutting his food properly, 10 for kitchen knives.

  • Blogger Tere posted at 3:07 PM, October 08, 2007  
    That was awesome! What a cute little chef!
  • Blogger My float posted at 6:35 AM, October 15, 2007  
    OK, this cracked me up. Your boy is hilarious - that expression just had me in fits of laughter.

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