Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Every Tuesday, my Japanese friends Saya and Akemi and I like to get together to cook and practice English. On today's menu: Fresh spring rolls (Nama harumaki in Japanese). We filled square rice paper wrappers with shredded lettuce, cooked shrimp, bay scallops, cucumber sticks, sliced avocado and rice noodles. Sayaka also made Japanese-style Jell-O, with orange juice and tangerine slices. She said she didn't add sugar, but I thought the natural sweetness was enough. I liked it better than American gelatin.