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Hello Kitty sushi head

I make a TON of Hello Kitty inspired food so when I stumbled across this giant sushi mold at Marukai (a local LA Japanese market) I immediately bought it. Nevermind that the instructions were in Japanese and I don’t speak/read Japanese – it was Hello Kitty and that’s all that matters. I knew it would be the perfect centerpiece for my Oshogatsu (Japanese New Year’s Day) celebration!

The basic parts speak for the themselves. The mold works like a musubi press or springform pan. You add sushi, press down layer upon layer and when you take the mold off, you have an adorable kitty head – tho not before you decorate her face with the liftable template!

It was all genius – and large, 8″ to be exact so it’s like making a traditional Hawaiian pan sushi. I took the liberty of making up my own fillings since I had no idea what the box said but this thing is pretty versatile.

sushi rice ingredients:
2 cups rice
3 Tablespoons rice vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons sugar

salmon filling ingredients:
1 (6 oz) can pink salmon
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
1 Tablespoon sugar

face toppings:
1-2 pieces Spam, cooked
1 egg, scrambled

Cook the rice in a rice cooker. When it’s done and piping hot, scoop it out into a bowl and add the rice vinegar, salt and sugar. Stir together well to combine.

Scoop half the sushi rice into the press, layering it evenly, then push the press down to get the rice flat.

In a small bowl combine the salmon, soy sauce and sugar. Spoon that over the pressed sushi rice and press down again. Make sure you clean off the pressing plate after each press to make sure you have a clean surface.

Spoon the last of the sushi rice over the pressed salmon and one last time, press flat again.

For the bow I fried some Spam in a pan until cooked through, then used the template to cut out the bow.

I did the same for the nose by scrambling an egg and using the most yellow parts to cut out an oval nose shape.

I placed the template on top and sprinkled furikake for the eyes and whiskers then placed the egg nose and Spam bow into place.

There you have it, the most adorable giant sushi ever. It was so cute that when I made it for New Year’s Day no one wanted to cut into it – but one bite and they were hooked!

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Hello Kitty sushi head



17 Responses to “Hello Kitty sushi head”

  1. Huitaitai says:

    I’m in Los Angeles…which Japanese market?? Thanks for all your hello kitty inspirations!

  2. JulieD says:

    I love it! So cute, Jenn! Happy New Year to you & your family!

  3. Me too, I wanna know where you got this in LA please!

  4. This is awesome. I don’t even eat sushi, but I probably would’ve bought that, too! I posted a link on Edible Crafts :)

  5. agirlandaboy says:

    I need to set up a parental block for this site on our home computer, because if my son ever finds out you exist, Jenn, he will show up on your porch and beg to be adopted. :) This is awesome.

  6. beti says:

    it is such a lovely idea! it makes it more appeling to kids

  7. de says:

    I love Marukai! Unfortunately, it’s an hour’s drive, so I don’t get there often. This is the cutest ever!

  8. Cecilia says:

    I love it !! I can’t wait to go to Marukai, I hope I find one. Your sushi is totally KAWAII.

  9. kk says:

    that is adorable!!! I’ll have to see if we have it at the Marukai in Hawaii. =)

  10. Char says:

    Sooo cute; I found the rice mold in Hawaii at the Marukai (Windward Mall) location. (kk … it wasn’t available at the Dillingham site) Anxious to use it! Thanks!

  11. any idea what to call this mold my asian market has nothing hello kitty at all and I cant find this online

  12. justJENN says:

    @Jessi It’s called a sushi mold – I know most Marukai markets sell them now.

  13. Emily says:

    I love this! I have this same mold and have only used it for cookies and sandwiches… will have to do this soon!

  14. April says:

    This is so adorable! >.<

  15. nomsnotbombs says:

    I honestly don’t think I could bring myself to eat this… I would feel too badly about it.

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