Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sushi Feast

One of the great things about having exchange students, is the opportunity for cultural exchance. For the most part, they are learning about our culture, but last week we got to learn about their culture in the best possible way - FOOD!!!
Mami, Nami and I headed out to the grocery store to pick up the last few ingredients needed for our sushi feast, namely, fresh fish. We were lucky to have the sushi expert of the seafood department help us and she cut us a fresh piece of sashimi grade salmon - YUMMY!
We came back home and the work began. I had NO IDEA how much work sushi is to make! Those girls worked hard for two hours, chopping, mixing, rolling and cutting. Nami has worked in a restaurant before so she set out to make it all as beautiful as possible.
We were joined by a few of the girls friends, including Mami's Korean boyfriend, as well as our good friend Kevin. So altogether, we had Japanese, Korean, German, Canadian, American, and Mennonite (that's a nationality, right? :) )represented.
Here's some pictures of our preparation.

Here is the final feast!

While the girls were working hard on the sushi, I prepared our part of the cultural exchange evening - pumpkin pie! I figure that's a pretty American dessert!

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Sadao said...

Beautiful table presentation. I can easily imagine a lot of laughs and fun followed. It's nice of you to welcome the exchange students and people with all different cultural backgrounds.

The Gallagher Crew said...

Wow...looks like quite a neat treat!