Slap thigh! You've missed it!
A post before this is written in a way that some would have thought is suggestively provocative. =P Anyway, I've been advised to remove the post before it invites regret. Ooops. Ok, I'll be careful next time... =P Thanks to the advisor who cares... Hugs.
So I'm making up with what we've had for dinner. ;P
These days, I blame it on the heat that I find it hard to swallow rice as usual... We need alternatives!
So, the answer is SUSHI, uniquely Japan! Do you know, most Japanese would rather have sushi at restaurants than home. What's being prepared at home, can never be compared with the fresh and raw seafood prepared by skilled chefs outside. Homemade stuff is usually accompanied with cooked ingredients, to avoid danger of food contamination.
Light and savory with a tint of sweetened vinegar, sushi is most pleasant on summer days. My favourite is the Inari sushi. Anybody knows ' Inari sushi '? It is a kind of sushi wrapped with sweetened beancurd skin rather than conventional seaweed. This evening, I've prepared 4 kinds of topping for them : crab salad, sweetened shiitake, prawn mayonaise, and bought grilled eel. Hehehe, I don't know about you, but I thought they look like amusing uglies draped in wet blankets and coarsely belted. LOL!!!! =D
They are good like how I like them, but we're so sick of beancurd now, and all ready to return to plain rice again. =P So, you see, sushi acts like a good alternative on days when rice seems all too heavy.
I shan't share the recipe for this sushi though, as I doubt many are able to get the basic ingredients. Just an idea of what the Japanese have at homes. ;)