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Fun and Fancy Sushi: Nigiri-zushi, Onigiri and Maki-zushi for Every Day and Parties Paperback – November 1, 2008


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Japan Publications Trading; Expanded edition (November 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 4889962506
  • ISBN-13: 978-4889962505
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8.3 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,608,332 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author


A graduate of Kagawa Nutrition University, Seiko Ogawa continues to adapt her cooking style to the times. She writes for magazines and is actively involved in the world of advertising.
Ine Mizuno is well respected in culinary circles for her innovative fancy rolled sushi.
Ken Kawasumi began his apprenticeship at the age of 16 at famous sushi bars in Japan and is known for his technique and originality. He was a two-time champion in the All Japan Professional Sushi Contest sponsored by TV Tokyo and also won a bronze medal at the All Japan Sushi Technique Contest sponsored by the Japan Sushi Association. He now runs a sushi bar call Kawasumi's and teaches at various schools.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Soggyinseattle on November 2, 2000
Format: Paperback
I recently bought Fun & Fancy Sushi after I discovered that I am sensitive to wheat products, much like an allergy.
Fun & Fancy Sushi offers easy alternatives to the sushi one usually finds at a sushi bar in a Japanese restaurant. If the thought of eating raw fish is worrisome, this is the book for you, because with the exception of fish roe, the ingredients are either vegetable, cooked fish or meat. Many of the sushi recipes offered are balls of rice (the Japanese equivalent to sandwiches) with various flavorings added. In addition, there are recipes for more elaborate and colorful sushi for parties.
Along with the recipes, the authors include tips on how to properly cook in a rice cooker, as well as historical information and regional variations. The numerous color photos on almost every page are enticing and helpful.
My only warning is that this book is probably best for those who have tried to cook Asian food before, since there are a few things left out, like what kind of rice to use. For instance, Uncle Ben's rice will not do, you'll need to use either the cal-rose rice or jasmine rice for these recipes to work. Also, if you do not have access to an Asian market, and you lack some creativity, you might be puzzled by some (not all) of the recipes. I've given it rating of 5 stars because I've looked at a number of similar books, and this one is the best I've seen. It gives traditional and modern recipes without being too outlandish (one book I saw had a recipe for Nutella sushi).
Overall, it's a good cookbook and it will provide you with some healthful alternatives to a grilled cheese sandwich, as well as some fun additions to your party that will amaze your friends.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Dennis A. Amith (kndy) TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 30, 2008
Format: Paperback
There are many sushi preparation books in the market and there are simple books that are effective in detailing the steps and preparations specifically for the beginner and then there are some that may have good photography of the sushi but not really beginner-friendly steps on preparation.

So, I was definitely willing to see how "FUN & FANCY SUSHI" compares to other sushi books. With Seiko Ogawa, Ine Mizuno and 2-time winner of the "All Japan Professional Sushi Contest" (courtesy of TV Tokyo), was definitely interested to see how the three would prepare their book.

The book is broken down to the following chapters and in those chapters a good number of recipes of different types of sushi.

1. NEW WAVES OF ONIGIRI (RICE BALLS): Make Onigiri more appetizing - Canape style Onigiri, Substancial rice and side dish (Side-dish Onigiri) and variations with Tempura
2. TRADITIONAL ONIGIRI: Rice mixed with a variety of ingredients, Accompaniements to Onigiri for Lunch Boxes
3. NIGIRI-ZUSHI (Squeezed Sushi): How to make Nigiri-zushi, Gunkan-Maki (Battleship Wrap), Variations of Nigiri-Zushi, Mini-nigiri and Animal-Nigiri
4. FANCY ONIGIRI: Four variations of Inari-Zushi
5. COOKED ONIGIRI: Toasting, Deep-Frying, Steaming, Boiling
6. FANCY MAKI ZUSHI: Basic fancy Maki-Zushi, Fancy Maki-Zushi Calendar
7. ONIGIRI STORIES - History of sushi, nutritional value and more

Right off the bat, this book definitely has a good presentation with its overall layout and introducing the various types of sushi. Many don't have all the pictures, nor do they go into detail.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Michelle E. Lee on April 26, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book is really simple in terms of teaching you about the art of sushi. In addition to that, it has some really fun things that you can make. I had never thought of sushi as an art until I saw this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By creativedawn on April 17, 2002
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Great sushi cookbook with photos for every recipe! Lots of creative sushi ideas for holidays & other special occasions. Colorful rice & decorating ideas can be used for tasty meals or snacks. There are also recipes for other foods that can accompany sushi. One of my favorite desert items was "Deep Fried Sesame Dumplings" is often served in asian restaurants.
One thing missing from this cookbook is the recipe for "sakura-denbu" (mashed & seasoned fish) which if you have the "Sushi For Parties" book it's called "Oboro" on page 25. If you don't have that cook book here's the recipe:
Oboro Ingredients: 7 oz (200g) ground white flesh fish, 1 tbsp sugar, 2 tbsp sake, dash red food coloring. Directions: Wrap ground fish in a cloth & wash in water using a squeezing action. Change water twice & get rid of fat. Squeeze out excess water & grind in a mortar. Add food coloring dissolved in sake & sugar, grind so that the color becomes uniform. Transfer to a saucepan & cook over low heat. Mix well with chopsticks until fluffy. Spread on a tray & let cool.
I highly recommend this cookbook! It's well worth adding to your cookbook collection. Your family & friends will enjoy all the fun sushi you can make! :)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. Kwong on November 6, 2008
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I got this cookbook for my girlfriend and myself since we are into making sushi and onigiri. It has a great number for variations on the later, with some very very cool sushi rolls. Wanna do a panda face? A flower? They have some very detailed pictures (verbal instructions just don't work) as to how you fold each set of ingredients into forming the "picture" in the rolls. A great book for inspiring "roll-your-own-sushi-night". A great buy, and I actually got a second book shortly after for my girlfriend to give to one of her friends whom also loves to make rice balls and sushi.
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