Sunday, April 19, 2009

Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival

We had a wonderful time at the festival, arriving at noon and getting our class going at half past the hour. Sandwiched between a neat Japanese story puppet show and traditional Japanese dance, we worked mightily to get the rolls made and sliced up to give out to people at the fair.

We made three rolls:

Vegetable roll- steamed spinach and carrots with Japanese cucumber and sesame seeds

Teriyaki chicken roll- Homemade teriyaki marinated boneless chicken leg, lettuce, cucumber, and sesame seeds

Monterey Park roll- shrimp, ginger and garlic, bean sprouts, and green onion stir fried and chilled, like a spring roll's ingredients

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival

Saturday and Sunday April 18-19 2009

This is always a lot of fun, and a great way to experience Japanese culture up close. Food, Sumo, dance and all part of the day's festivities and this year, so are we. Toyoshima Family Sushi will be presenting a 30 minute sushi making demo at 12:30pm on Sunday. We will be preparing ingredients and showing how we roll so this is sure to be a hectic but enjoyable time.