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Cooking : Kimbap or Sushi Rolls

I bought the bamboo roller sushi mat some time back, tried using it twice : once, a complete failure and second, a better try. This is the third time I am putting that roller mat to use after years and years of never-going-to-try-that-again.

But people make it sound so easy and I felt like a Big Zero for not being able to roll the damn seaweed properly without everything plopping out of place, onto the plate and always getting sticky Japanese rice in my hair. Not naiz, chooknow.

The easy part is cooking the rice and preparing the ingredients. The hard part, for me, at least, was the rolling.

I finally rolled pretty decent ones this time round and the kids wolfed everything down in a matter of minutes and this is the only 3 left. The rice is so good you can eat it just like that, roll it and top it with remnants of ingredients. In fact, to make life easier, I might roll the rice with the vegetables and then top it with whatever meat of choice the next time I make this. Veg inside, meat outside. Sounds perfect-o.

Was it easy? You'll get a hang of the rolling after a few tries and was it fast? Not really. I can see how people would make a whole bunch and stuff it into the fridge for instant fixes or urgent lunches or breaks but I guess it becomes easier and faster when you have more practice. 

While it wasn't as easy as I thought it was going to be or as breezy as people made it sound, it was DEFINITELY delicious! It's great quick munchies! Watch the video and give it a shot. 

The next time I make this, I promise myself to be a better Gordon Ramsay. #lol I'm not even sure if Ramsay knows how to roll a kimbap, maybe he doesn't even know how to do it, yay!


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