Learning is fun in the woods!
Darling son YW who is in Kindergarten, is learning about moon phases, day and night on earth, and planets in the solar system. A school field trip to the Planetarium completes the topic.
The field trip to the Planetarium took place this morning. Since the kids would be back in school after their school lunch hour, they were asked to bring a cold lunch and drink. They would be having their lunch after the trip, in their respective classroom, instead of the school's lunchroom. To make it easier for him to finish his lunch quickly, I prepare a sushi lunch for him and gave him a piece of brownie as a sweet treat! Indeed a cold lunch, for both darling sons, without the thermal jar.
We bought fishcake from the Korean Mart near our apartment. It didn't taste like the ones back home, but we missed the food back home so much, anything close worked! The kids gave the thumbs up the first time I cooked it! We were so happy to find fishcake that we started talking about what we would eat when we go back home for holiday in August ... Curry, Laksa, Char Siew Pau, Char Kay Teow, Chicken Rice .... even the kids had their own food list!
Got a little carried away when I think about home food ... back to the sushi.
It was fairly easy to prepare the sushi. All I needed to do was to :
- Cut the fishcake into strips.
- Fry the strips of fishcake in a pan with a little butter.
- Blanch the broccoli and cut them into very small pieces.
- Add some rice vinegar to the warm rice.
- Add the tiny pieces of broccoli into the rice.
- Mix well and let cool.
- Place a sheet of nori onto the sushi rolling mat, shiny side down.
- Spread the rice and broccoli mixture on the nori sheet, covering 2/3 of the sheet.
- Place two strips of fishcake in the centre. Roll and cut.
Due to the lack of time, I couldn't make sushi for hubby dear ... I'm so sorry ... Instead, I cut the strips of fishcake into even smaller pieces. Packed them into one of the boxes in his thermal jar. Sprinkled his box of rice with some furikake. Boxed the blanched broccoli into another container. Lastly, a bowl (yes, a soup bowl) of warm Ovaltine!
A hot lunch for him, to keep him warm on a cold winter day =)