We have posted before about the kids desire to cook and their willingness to make (and eat) non-Khmer food dishes. Here and here for example. Well after purchasing a kids cookbook in Khmer, they found a sushi roll recipe and were intrigued. We had the nori seaweed, but not the bamboo rollers, but that didn’t stop Channy, who promptly started to make her own.
It was very time consuming as she started with a big bamboo piece and proceeded to cut it into strips trying to keep them as uniform as possible using the cookbook photo as her guide. And then we finished it off using string to tie the pieces together.
It worked, but was a bit difficult to use and there was no chance we would make more than one, so with promises of buying some authentic sushi mats on our next Phnom Penh trip, the girls got started.
One by one the rolls started taking shape with fillings of carrot, cucumber, spinach and egg.
They looked just like in the book!
Well, the above photos were taken in Sept. 2014 and since then our kitchen has become equipped to mix, make and bake most culinary delights from around the world such as this Nepali/Indian meal the kids helped prepare.
With our new sushi mats bought and moving the production line to the café, where the boys can join in, the kids now are skilled in making large quantities of sushi rolls!