Lets begin with nori seaweed; I recommend using small scissors with fine blades, such as eyebrow scissors, to cut it. No matter what you do, when exposed to air nori will absorb water and shrink as time passes, so to allow for this I cut nori parts 1mm bigger than required.
What is nori Bento?
Nori Bento (Roasted Seaweed on Rice) is a classic bento consisting of just rice, bonito flakes, soy sauce and roasted seaweed. The flavour of nori and bonito flakes is so good that you can eat just rice without other dishes.
How do you make Totoro bento?
0:144:19Totoro Bento Box Tutorial トトロキャラ弁のつくりかた - YouTubeYouTubeStart of suggested clipEnd of suggested clipDont forget a multiple small ovals for the ears and place them together in the bento. Box. Now getMoreDont forget a multiple small ovals for the ears and place them together in the bento. Box. Now get some cheese and a cap yoke aside straw. And cut out two circles for the eyes.
What is the pink stuff in bento boxes?
The pink ball is Umeboshi, a pickled plum from Japan that is picked in July and typically packed in barrels with salt. Once thoroughly pickled, their flavor is very sour and salty. They can be very expensive in America ($15 for a small pack), so its inclusion is up to your discretion.
How do you shred dried seaweed?
Wave the piece of nori over one of the burners on your stove. Keep it moving so it toasts evenly. You will notice as it becomes dryer and firmer to almost crispy. Now fold your nori, and, with a very sharp knife, slice finely.
Which way do you cut seaweed for sushi?
Cut the nori seaweed into halves, and then place half of the nori on the sushi mat shiny side down. As a golden rule, the shiny side of the nori seaweed should always be on the outside of the sushi.
What side do you put rice on sushi?
How To PrepareMoisten the inside of a sushi rice mixing bowl or a large bowl to prevent the rice from sticking. Place the cooked rice in the bowl and add the sushi vinegar. Cut the nori seaweed into halves, and then place half of the nori on the sushi mat shiny side down.
How do you soften seaweed for sushi?
0:203:12How to Moisten the Nori When Making Sushi : Sushi Techniques & RecipesYouTube