Thursday, November 11, 2010


My cousin Joanne recently bought me some packet bonito flakes to try out - a mixture of sesame seeds, seaweed, bonito flakes & seasoning, it's a delightful crunchy addition to any plain old boring bowl of rice.

Actually it might not be bonito, i can't read Korean? If anybody can translate it for me that'd be great :O)

step 1 : rice

step 2 : sprinkling of packet mixture

step 3 : add chopped cucumber (or avocado) (or both)

step 4 : tuna

step 5 : cut up sushi paper & kewpie mayonnaise

step 6 : enjoy!

Another idea is to mix the bonito flakes through a small bowl of rice, and shape into onigiri like below ^_^

photo courtesy Joanne @


Angie Lives to Eat (and Cook)! said...

Cute Onigiri =)

Gastronomy Gal said...

Cute idea! very simple but good! I'd have to replace with chicken though :)

OohLookBel said...

Nice photos! I bought a huge bag of bonito the other day - it looks similar to yours, but I think it's Japanese.

Maria @ Scandi Foodie said...

Those sprinklings are easy to make yourself too! They often contain just sesame seeds with lots of salt and some other spices. This is such a simple yet delicious meal!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Damn it, this post set off a really strong sushi craving! I haven't had sushi in weeks! :P

A cupcake or two said...

My mum came back from Japan with tonnes of different packets of bonito with seaweed etc to sprinkle over rice. Its so delicious. Its great as a quick bite to eat when you just want something easy and satisfying. Love the mayo on top. Japanese mayo is delicious.

Katherine said...

Hey there!

I was reading through my old comments and came across yours... and realize I didn't reply!! Then I hoped over to your blog and realized that... I KNOW THIS BLOG!!! Haha just wanna say really nice blog and Keep baking!

p.s tuna and cucumber = power combo :)

Anonymous said...

Such a great idea! Different way to serve sushi! well done!

Beer Club said...

What is bonito?

Looks a great way to 'spice-up' rice.