Hosomaki and Japanese party food

December 14, 2017

Hosomaki is a type of sushi roll. Hosoi means slim or thin in Japanese, so Hosomaki is translated as a thin roll. Only a half sheet of nori is used to make hosomaki, 80-100g of rice is used for this roll. Normally in hosomaki, only one filling is used. Most common hosomaki is Tekkamaki. (Tuna roll) Kappa maki (cucumber roll) is a famous one too. The reason it is called Kappa maki is, as cucumber is believed it is a favourite food of Kappa. Kappa is a Japanese yokai demon from traditional Japanese folklore.  

Hosomaki can be your first sushi roll to make if you have never tried making it. Easier to roll than futomaki.  Please try hosomaki for one of your holiday party dishes. 

Also, Check How to make sushi rice and How to make hosomaki if you need more guidance!  


Also, Gyoza would be a great party meal. Gyoza can be a good appetiser. Suitable for vegans too. You can make gyoza yourself but also, you can get ready-made frozen gyoza! 

On the blog, we give you party gyoza recipe ideas! 


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