Corner Café

November 30, 2009

California Rolls

Filed under: Miscellaneous & TV Shows — SeaDragon @ 12:00 am
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Update 2 December, 2009: Couldn’t help but have a good hearty laugh over the oddest news coming out of the US of A over the last couple of days! In a hullabaloo over an episode of FlashForward which was screened first here in Australia (screened here on Monday night, November 30, 2009 in Australia) before its scheduled screening in America (Thursday December 3, 2009) due to Thanksgiving holiday over in America last week, the American medias have invented a new holiday for Australia, supposedly we have a ‘Thanksgiving’ holiday in May here in Australia which no one in Australia is awared of! Turkey, anyone? Just go to show we cannot trust anything on the net! LOL…


It seemed the weather god had decided that spring is redundant this year, so in the past couple of weeks, it had been like summer with temperature in the low to mid 30°C. In this unusual hot weather in November, I couldn’t be bothered with hot food, so decided to make these California Rolls. Although I had made the normal ones before, this is the first time I had tried out the inside-out rolls. Not too bad for a first try… but still need to practise more in rolling and cutting techniques…


I used the cheat method of powdered sushi seasoning mix to make the rice, so much easier than mixing the seasoning yourself. I won’t bother with a recipe here as there are already heaps of resources for how to roll sushi on the net.

The basic ingredients for making California Rolls: Powdered Sushi Mix ( left); Nori sheets (centre); Sushi Rice (right); Bamboo Mat for rolling (insert).

Some of the filling ingredients for making California Rolls: fish roe, pickled daikon, imitation crab-sticks, tinned tuna, wasabi. I also used avocado as one of the fillings. Other vegetables suitable for filling include fresh carrot and cucumber (best to cut these vegetables into thin matchstick-size) and pickled gourd.


  1. Yes, have to agree with you. Sushi can be a quick & easy way to fix meal under the hot spell of summer! What a refreshing meal!! =)


    Comment by Pei-Lin — November 30, 2009 @ 1:08 am | Reply

    • Thanks, yeah, they were so good on a hot summer day!

      Comment by SeaDragon — December 5, 2009 @ 10:38 am | Reply

  2. What a wonderful and informative site. Thank you for your time and effort.

    Comment by ivan — December 12, 2009 @ 9:02 pm | Reply

  3. Looks very Yummy!

    Comment by Anabella — December 23, 2009 @ 8:01 am | Reply

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