Saturday, November 14, 2009

November 2009 Daring Cooks' Challenge--寿司

My Red Dragon, with tomato scales and green wasabi eyes
Spiral Rolls made with crab meat and mangoes, and the other one with hot dog, cucumber and mangoes

Nigiri made of Hot dog and Crab stick

The November 2009 Daring Cooks' Challenge was brought to you by Audax of Audax Artifex and Rose of The Bite Me Kitchen. They chose sushi as the challenge.
It's that time of the month again when all the Daring Cooks around the world gather (in cyberspace) and present their version of that month's challenge. This time, the challenge was sushi. I procrastinated until the last moment before I made this, and I'm sorry to say, I wasnt too happy with the end result: note to self--do not procrastinate! There was no avocado in the supermarket so I used tomatoes for the dragon's scales and made mine a Red Dragon :)
For the spiral rolls, I wasnt too imaginative and chose the safe and easy crabstick and paired it with mangoes on one version and mangoes with cucumber for the next one.
Same with the nigiri, I chose hot dog, and crabstick. I enjoyed making this but definitely next time, I'm going to start early!!




























26 comments:

Wic said...

this Dragon is so cute , I love it. your sushi looks lovely.

Audax said...

What can I say your red dragon is perfection and I don't think your fillings or toppings aren't imaginative enough I made hot-dog nigiri also and crab stick nigiri also, because I like hot-dogs and crab sticks. You are beening to harsh on yourself I think your sushi looks fine. Well done. Cheers from Audax in Australia.

TaGa_Luto said...

Love the red dragon esp. the head, so cute=;) I did my sushi w/ mangoes too, as i'm used to Pinoy version of the California rolls w/c are cucumbers, crabsticks, carrots, avocado and mango.

How are you? I could imagine the beautiful Christmas decors all over the malls.

Rose said...

So so so cute! Love the hot dog nigiri :D HAH!!! I love hot dogs! Everything looks GREAT :D

The Cooking Ninja said...

Love your tomato dragon roll - I never thought of tomato. :) Btw: I thought that yellow thing was Japanese pickled , again you are so creative to put in mango. :)

VGpower said...

ooooh so cuuuuuuute !
Great Job and thank you for your feedback

Monkeyshines in the Kitchen said...

Your sushi is adorable - the dragon is so friendly looking. I bet the hot dog nigiri were really good too - a vastly underrated combination!

Amy I. said...

What a cute dragon, I love it! And hot dog-- never would have thought of that, but I bet it was delicious with the rice. Great job on the challenge!

Jenny said...

That is a really cute dragon! Your sushi looks great - well done!

Lori said...

You did a great job! I love your dragon.

Lauren said...

Such adorable little sushi! Wonderful job =D.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

I love the dragon, so cute!

coffeemuffins.com said...

Love your sushi, the dragon is very cute. Don't be hard on yourself, it's hard to be creative all the time, plus the point is to make something you actually want to eat. Plus everyone likes hotdogs!

Miriam said...

Haha, I love your dragon.

Frenchie said...

What a cute dragon!!

Eat4Fun said...

The red dragon is very cute with it's green wasabi eyes. :-) I have a Korean coworker who brings hot dog sushi for lunch. It's all good! Good job on the challenge.

pigpigscorner said...

Great idea with the tomato scales! So cute!

Sarah said...

I love your tomato dragon roll. That was such a creative solution and I'm sure it tasted great too. :)

Thank you for the comment!

anjelikuh said...

i love how you used tomatoes as a replacement, i would have never thought of that. Adding mangoes sounds delicious too!

Barbara Bakes said...

Very creative substitution for the avocado! Great job!

bake in paris said...

Crabmeat and mango, I should have thought of that combination. Must taste really good!

Simplicity is best! It shows all over your sushis :-)

Regards
Kris

nanaglenmum said...

Gorgeous dragon!

~Madeline~ said...

You should be happy the market was out of avocado, I love your red dragon! I can relate about the procrastinating, every challenge I say I'm going to do it early and I always wait until the last day. How cool that you used hot dogs, very creative :)

teafactory said...

your dragon is adorable!

Lisa Michelle said...

OMG, your red dragon is gorgeous and so creative! All of your sushi turned out picture perfect..Kudos!

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