Around the World in 12 Dishes
Welcome to "Around The World in 12 Dishes". We will be taking you on a journey around the world, exploring 12 different countries with our children, by cooking 12 dishes with them. One for each country we visit. We started our journey the same way Phileas Fogg did in London, UK, and Stockholm, Sweden continued on to Moscow in Russia and then, New Delhi, capital of the exotic sub-continent of India! Our stop this month is in Japan!
Here's where we've traveled so far on our journey...
kid friendly pictures and facts about Japan. Here is another site with fact for kids and lots about Japanese food!
For our Japanese Cooking adventure, we decided to try Handrolled Sushi with a
Our rolls didn't turn out as pretty as store bought ones, but they were definitely yummy and a little more budget friendly! My 5 year old built and ate 2 rolls. My 2 year old said, "This is yucky. Me no like it." and proceeded to spit it out on his plate!
Suspecting that this may be his opinion, we didn't count on Sushi to be our only Japanese dish. Using Japanese Buckwheat noodles, Soba, we made a ginger and soy sauce chicken and vegetable stir fry with fresh veggies from the garden. It turned out fabulous (even the 2 year old ate it) and I think I have found a new staple for my kitchen pantry. The noodles are quick to cook and have a delightful nutty flavor! We were overall very happy with our short trip to Japan and look forward to learning more about the country this month!
Try it at YOUR house!
- Cook a dish from Japan: The goal is to explore this country through FOOD and activities if you wish. Make a typical dish (sweet or savoury) from the country with the kids, take photos and have fun!
- Typical dishes: Sushi, Gohan, Chicken Yakitori, Gyoza, Sukiyaki, Yakisoba.
- Make a craft: you can make a country related craft with the kids
- Read a book: We recommend "K is for Kabuki".