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Chirashi Sushi Cake and Temari Sushi ちらし寿司ケーキと手まり寿司

Chirashi Sushi Cake Recipe | JustOneCookbook.com I get sometimes asked by readers on how I take pictures and how I learned to take food photography.  To sum it up, I’ve only been taking food pictures since January 2011 but I haven’t had any proper training or lessons on taking food pictures.  What might also surprise you is I also haven’t read the camera manuals…

To help improve my photography skill, I recently started to read a food photography book called Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Nicole S. Young, but I’m a pretty slow reader that it’s taking me a long time to finish it.  My husband who reads the manuals and photography books taught me the basics on how to take pictures in manual mode, but I learned a lot last summer when my blogger friend Xiaolu from 6 Bittersweets wrote a great post about food styling and photography.

When I read Xiaolu’s post, I was still pretty inexperienced on taking pictures with my DSLR and was eager to learn and improve my photography every possible way (and still am!).  Her detailed post gave me a great starting point on the food photography journey.  Not only did she generously shared her tips on the post, she also personally replied to me with my questions and help guided me to become a better photographer.  To this date, I cannot thank her enough for her generous gesture and advice she gave me.

So you can imagine my delight when Xiaolu invited me to guest blog on her blog.  I cannot express how thrilled I was and what it meant to me.  Her blog has endless pictures of both delicious baked goods and savory dishes.  Oh, if you live in D.C. area, she’s offering home-baked goods for sale, too.  Please click HERE to read my guest postat her blog.

Chirashi Sushi Cake II

This past Saturday was a special day for young girls in Japan.  Every March 3rd the Japanese celebrate The Doll Festival called Hinamatsuri.  For the festival many families with daughters display colorful Hina Ningyo, a set of the traditional Emperor and Empress dolls dressed in kimono, and celebrate this day to pray for the girls’ growth and happiness.  Chirashi Sushi is often cooked on this day as a part of feast.

Quick & Easy Chirashi Sushi

I usually serve Chirashi Sushi in a bowl (see above), but this year I made it a little more special for my soon-to-be 4 year old daughter who loves anything pretty (who doesn’t?).  I made a sushi cake out of Chirashi Sushi thanks to my Japanese mommy friend who gave me this idea, and with leftover ingredients I made Temari Sushi using thin egg crepes (see my other examples of Temari Sushi here).

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Chirashi Sushi Cake and Temari Sushi
 
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Serves: About 2 Chirashi Sushi Cake and 2 Temari Sushi
Ingredients
For Decoration:
  • 10-12 pieces of salmon sashimi
  • 12 boiled shrimp
  • ⅓-1/2 cup ikura (salmon roe)
  • A couple of blanched snow pea, cut diagonally
Instructions
To Make Chirashi Sushi
  1. When rice is cooked, take out some rice into a small bowl, and mix with Sakura Denbu to make pink colored rice.
  2. Place the rest of rice into a large bowl and add one packet of Chirashi Sushi Mix while the rice is still hot. Fold everything together with the rice using a rice paddle. Gently slice through the rice to separate the grains. Cover with moist towel so it will not dry out.
  3. Make thin egg crepe & shredded egg crepe garnish. Save 1 egg crepe for Temari Sushi (to make 2 Temari Sushi) and cut into thin julienne strips.
To Assemble Chirashi Sushi Cake & Temari Sushi
  1. For Chirashi Sushi Cake, prepare a container of your choice (round/square, small/big). First place shredded egg crepe garnish on the bottom. Make sure there is no space between. Then add ½ inch layer of pink rice, then finally put Chirashi Sushi on top. Between rice and container, place the sliced cucumber around the bowl so when you flip upside down it will nicely decorate the bottom trim.
  2. Flip on a plate and decorate as you wish. To make sashimi rose, you overlap half a piece of sashimi with the next one and roll them up.
  3. For Temari Sushi, cut the thin egg crepe into half and place it on a sheet of plastic wrap. Put about 1-2 Tbsp. of Chirashi Sushi on top of the egg crepe and wrap it tightly. Keep it wrapped until you are ready to serve.
  4. When you are ready to serve, unwrap the Temari Sushi and place it on a plate. Garnish with snow pea, half of sliced shrimp, and ikura on top.

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Now you must be ready to hear the winners of my WAFU® Japanese Vinaigrette Giveaway.  As usual, I’m too nervous to pick the winners, so I asked my son to click the mouse to pick our winners for me. ;-)  So the winners are:

Set 1: Original (Light) & Ginger Carrot

Congrats, Georgia!

Set 2: Original (Light) & Wasabi Edamame

Congrats, Raymund!

I hope you two will enjoy the dressing and I’ll be contacting you soon.  Thank you everyone for participating this giveaway!

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  • Natalie March 4, 2012, 4:39 pm

    WOW! Nami this looks amazing!

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  • balvinder ( Neetu) March 4, 2012, 4:57 pm

    Congrats to both the winners!
    Nami, Your Chirashi Sushi Cake looks stunning. the egg shreds and salmon sashimi makes it look more gorgeous.
    I am not a baker either but loves to eat baked goods so disaster happens in my kitchen. One of them can be seen in today’s post.

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  • Belinda @zomppa March 4, 2012, 5:13 pm

    For one year? You have a clear natural talent!! I’m blown away – that is a most gorgeous “cake.”

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  • Vicki Bensinger March 4, 2012, 5:43 pm

    OMG it’s been over an hour since I first read this post. It has taken me to your guest post then reading her blog and photo tips, to those that she recommended and now I’m back. WOW so much to absorb. I need to finish more of this later.

    At any rate regarding your posts, Nami this is all so wonderful. I teach tamari sushi in my classes but only using the rice. I love it with the egg crepe. Also for the Chirashi Sushi Cake I’m shocked that it all comes out so easily when turned upside down. I would have put plastic wrap down first that way when I turned it over I wouldn’t have to worry that it wouldn’t come out but obviously it’s not needed.

    As always your dishes are so beautiful. Thank you for taking me on this adventure of reading various blogs. I’ve enjoyed it. Now I need to rest my eyes.

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  • tigerfish March 4, 2012, 6:02 pm

    I agree. You must have natural talent to be able to capture such gorgeous and beautiful photos. Better than professional!

    Maybe it’s also time I get a DSLR…still using point-and-shoot dummy camera over here :O

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  • Cassie March 4, 2012, 6:21 pm

    Can’t wait to see the recipe. Heading to her site now! Your photography is beautiful, Nami! I love that bloggers are so willing to share knowledge with others, including about photography!

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  • Marina March 4, 2012, 6:22 pm

    Congratulations to the winners! Nami, this looks so beautiful! I am reading the same book!

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  • SCM (SocialCafe Magazine) March 4, 2012, 6:26 pm

    This looks beautiful Nami :) Love the colors and pictures are amazing as always!

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  • kat March 4, 2012, 6:39 pm

    beautiful types of sushi! congratulations to the winners :)

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  • Hyosun Ro March 4, 2012, 7:07 pm

    Hi Nami – These photos are amazing! You’ve become an expert in that short period time. Thanks for introducing your friend. I am in the DC area, so I will definitely check her out. Also, thanks for all the information on the food photography. I seriously need all the help I can get.

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  • Kim Chiu March 4, 2012, 7:09 pm

    Such amazing recipes and photos!!! Great job, Nami!!

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  • Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover March 4, 2012, 8:06 pm

    Gorgeous sushi cake and nice pictures..I feel like wanna to get a DSLR immediately, hehehe..by the way, what is your camera brand and model?

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  • chinmayie @ love food eat March 4, 2012, 8:24 pm

    Your food ALWAYS looks so pretty! It’s like a work of art.

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  • Patty March 4, 2012, 8:31 pm

    Beautiful photos of your Chirashi Sushi Cake, I’m very impressed that you’ve taught yourself how to take these photos for your blog;-)

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  • Dee at Deelicious Sweets March 4, 2012, 8:44 pm

    Thanks for sharing her post. I’m going to go check it out. Your sushi is absolutely beautiful! I have always admired your photography :)

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  • Jeno @ Week Nite Meals March 4, 2012, 8:57 pm

    Nami, the food styling and photos are absolutely beautiful! I love that little pedestal! Going to visit 6 Bittersweets’s site now, I can certainly use some lessons in photography!

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  • Suzanne March 4, 2012, 9:07 pm

    Wow, this is a stunner. Hard to believe you haven’t had any formal training in food styling and photography. I would love to eat this sushi cake so healthy looking and lots of wonderful flavor. Thanks so much for the sweet comment about my friend passing. It’s been tough but she is not in pain anymore which gives me great comfort.

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  • Sandra's Easy Cooking March 4, 2012, 9:16 pm

    Wow, wow..Nami this is masterpiece! Looks so beautiful!!!! I am pinning this!!!

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  • Ann@Anncoo Journal March 4, 2012, 9:41 pm

    Beautiful shots! I also bought this book recently and still learning how to capture a good picture and of course I must learn from Xiaolu too :)

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  • Jessica March 4, 2012, 9:54 pm

    Nami, this is the most beautiful sushi display I have ever seen! I would be impressed if someone served me that at a michelin starred restaurant! Absolutely gorgeous. It looks so tasty too. I definitely am always looking for more photography tips. I will check out Xiaolu’s blog. Thanks for sharing!

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  • melonpan March 4, 2012, 10:11 pm

    wow it look and sounds very tasty. A super good picture!

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  • Lucas @ CoverVersions.tv March 4, 2012, 10:34 pm

    That cake looks amazing, but the idea of me making it is a terrifying prospect.

    And photos only for a year? Wow!

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  • Raymund March 4, 2012, 10:34 pm

    Is that my name! Wow I did win this time :)

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  • Rosa March 4, 2012, 11:04 pm

    Congrats to the winners!

    I really loved your beautiful guest post! Those are awesome creations.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  • Daisy@Nevertoosweet March 4, 2012, 11:33 pm

    Wow a sushi cake :) I don’t think I’ve seen or had any before! You really take fantastic photos Nami! I’ve read Xiaolu’s article too ~ it’s very good but i’m still learning…I really hope I can take better photos soon ~ Thanks for sharing!

    Gotta go check out the recipe over at 6bittersweets.com now :)

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  • Rathai March 5, 2012, 12:40 am

    Gorgeous cake and beautiful pictures! The cake looks scrumptious and your presentation is stunning as usual. Those pictures would fit into any reputed food magazine.

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  • easyfoodsmith March 5, 2012, 12:41 am

    The dish looks gorgeous. Your photographs are indeed beautiful and the food presentation very impressive.

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  • Medeja March 5, 2012, 1:11 am

    I think that you have a talent that’s why you know how to take pictures :) they all are amazing :)

    And this sushi cake is so beautifully decorated that I’m speechless :)

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  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella March 5, 2012, 1:31 am

    That flower in the centre is stunning! As always your food is a work of art Nami :D

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  • Sandra March 5, 2012, 4:13 am

    Sweet Mother of Pearl, these pics are gorgeous. No one would ever know that you are not a professional photographer and food stylist. You ate amazing Nami!

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  • Janine March 5, 2012, 4:17 am

    Nami, the sushi cake is simply amazing! I too found Xiaolu’s post super helpful and your photographs never fail to astound me either!

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  • Sissi March 5, 2012, 4:23 am

    Nami, I haven’t read my manual either, but my photos cannot compare to yours. Thanks for the links! These photos are extraordinary and the best example of what I will never achieve. Congratulations for the guest post! Looking forward to read the recipe!

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  • Kristen March 5, 2012, 4:23 am

    Looking at your pics, no one would ever know that you have not been taking photos for years. You are truly talented!

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  • Tiffany March 5, 2012, 5:30 am

    TRULY STUNNING cake Nami! And congrats to the winners!!! :D Happy Monday!

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  • Candice March 5, 2012, 6:13 am

    Wow! the Chirashi Sushi Cake looks amazing Nami!!! :)

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  • Jeannie March 5, 2012, 6:38 am

    Wow! a salmon rosette, you are so talented! Great photos too!

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  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking March 5, 2012, 8:13 am

    Wow, what a beautiful sushi creation! Was I the Georgia who won the vinaigrette? Great giveaway, Nami! Thanks again.

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  • Ramona March 5, 2012, 8:17 am

    I am going to love going over to the photography post and check it out. I am so eager to learn more and more about taking my food photos! Nami, your pictures are truly wonderful!! Well done. :)

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  • Eri March 5, 2012, 8:32 am

    Oh come on!!!! What a magnificent piece of art is this Nami!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing “secrets” about photography!
    Hugs!

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  • Valerie Brunmeier March 5, 2012, 8:42 am

    Nami, your photos are some of the most beautiful food photos I’ve seen anywhere. This just looks too gorgeous to eat…but I think I could give it a try :) Thank you so much for posting the links to the book and the post by 6 Bittersweets. This looks like fantastic information and I can’t wait to sit and go through it all.

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  • Sarah @ Homestyle Cooking Around The World March 5, 2012, 9:11 am

    What a beautiful bunch of pictures! I love the way you made the “cake”! Thanks for the introduction to 6 Bittersweets- headed over to check her out. Have a great week!

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  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com March 5, 2012, 9:37 am

    I am amazed at your photography skills. It took me years, you better believe it :)

    Love this sushi cake, my stomach is growling for lunch even more louder now!

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  • Jill Colonna March 5, 2012, 9:44 am

    Wow, Nami. Look at these shots. Oh and the dish sounds yummy too – but these are fabulous. I’ll need to head over to Xiaolu’s page to read all about the photography. But if you’re a slow reader, just imagine me -10 when it comes to understanding photography. I’m a snapper and so will need time to digest it. Well done, Nami!

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  • Lola Lobato March 5, 2012, 10:03 am

    Beautiful, an edible work of art
    The pictures are great!

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  • Divya Yadava March 5, 2012, 10:04 am

    That cake looks like a beautiful work of art, Nami! I love the soft lighting on the cake and the colours – they really pop. I just bought Nicole’s book based on your recommendation. I can’t wait to get in in the mail!

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  • Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb March 5, 2012, 10:22 am

    Looks wonderful Nami! While learning all those things about photography you start to get a certain feel for taking pictures, right? ;) I especialy love todays snaps, its like a dream!

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  • Evelyne@cheapethniceatz March 5, 2012, 10:45 am

    Your pictures are amazing. i have improved but my photography talents do not match my cooking skills. But I will check your guest post and then this great tutorial post!

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  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts March 5, 2012, 11:39 am

    This is an amazing picture! It is no wonder you are guest posting for her!!

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  • Cucina49 March 5, 2012, 11:49 am

    I will check out that book. I can’t believe you’ve only been doing food photography for 14 months–your photos always look so wonderful!

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  • Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) March 5, 2012, 12:11 pm

    Nami, this post brings me back to our conversation last week about photography. I’ve said it already but you take some amazing pictures–these ones of your chirashi sushi cake are just stunning. Will check out your guest post. :)

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  • Suzi March 5, 2012, 12:37 pm

    This is truly amazing Nami, your photos really are admirable. Hope you are having a wonderful day and that it is sunny.

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  • A_Boleyn March 5, 2012, 1:02 pm

    A very beautiful presentation. Congratulations to the winners.

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  • Sylvia@Peaches and Donuts March 5, 2012, 1:17 pm

    Gosh!! That’s looks too pretty to eat!!!!!!!!!!! I loved Xiaolu’s post on food styling too!

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  • Lilly March 5, 2012, 1:19 pm

    Nami your pictures are always great! But I know how much effort you put into finding and shooting the right picture for your blog. I wish I was that patience. I normally shoot 1, 2, 3 at most and hope they turn out ok. Hopefully I can improve a little bit this year =)

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  • Gourmantine March 5, 2012, 1:29 pm

    Nami, this is beyond stunning! The presentation here is like something you’d find in a very fancy restaurant. You’ve done a fabulous job indeed! :)

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  • Mi Vida en un Dulce March 5, 2012, 1:34 pm

    Nami, your pictures are absolutly wonderful…!!!

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  • donna mikasa March 5, 2012, 2:26 pm

    Your photos are amazing! Congratulations to your winners!

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  • Nancy/SpicieFoodie March 5, 2012, 2:40 pm

    You are just naturally talented Nami :) I’ll stop by Xiaolu’s blog shortly. Your photos are always beautiful.

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  • Liz March 5, 2012, 3:44 pm

    You are just a natural! Your photos have been great from day 1…but now they are consistently fabulous!!! Will check out your guest post~

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  • Yi @ Yi Resevation March 5, 2012, 5:49 pm

    Amazing photography Nami. Thanks for sharing the photo tips and I’ll be sure to use what Xiaolu wrote about food styling. Thanks again!

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  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. March 5, 2012, 6:24 pm

    These pictures are gorgeous, Nami! I appreciate your tips! I have always thought your photos are all perfection!

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  • anh March 5, 2012, 6:24 pm

    thoroughly enjoy your guest post Nami! :)

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  • sophia March 5, 2012, 7:03 pm

    I’ve always admired your photography, Nami. That chirashi sushi cake speaks volumes of your natural talent! You’ve got an eye and a touch. :)

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  • Shirley March 5, 2012, 7:13 pm

    Now we know the secret to your beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing. I am thoroughly enjoying reading Xiaolu’s post and learning more about photography all the time.

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  • mjskit March 5, 2012, 8:37 pm

    Nami, your photography is always stunning! It’s like you’ve been doing it for years!

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  • Pepy @Indonesia Eats March 5, 2012, 8:45 pm

    Nami, if I didn’t see the title I would think it was nasi uduk (coconut rice) that was topped with slices of omelette. Gorgeous!

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  • sheri March 5, 2012, 9:34 pm

    Your Chirashi cake is just gorgeous!! Congrats to the winners!

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  • Jenny March 6, 2012, 2:09 am

    pretty is the word! your daughter must have been thrilled! what alovely custom. I have always been fascinated by the traditional clothes your Royal family wears.

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  • Asmita March 6, 2012, 9:21 am

    Hi Nami,
    You are truly gifted and talented. Not only are you a fantastic cook but also you present the food so beautifully. And if that’s not enough you click the most gorgeous photographs. Beautiful!!!

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  • Magic of Spice March 6, 2012, 10:53 am

    Congratulations to the winners!
    This is just absolutely gorgeous! Will hop over and check out the guest post :)
    Hope you are having a great week Nami…

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  • Lyndsey@TheTinySkillet March 6, 2012, 11:26 am

    It is stunning, you might be a slow reader (like me) but you are a fast learner. It would be hard for me to eat this because I would be smiling the whole time! :D :) it’s so pretty! How nice for your guest post Nami, I will be sure to check it out.

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  • Charles March 6, 2012, 11:41 am

    Congratulations to the winners, what a wonderful way of serving chirashi sushi. I’ve never heard of temari sushi before… sounds absolutely delicious and looks so fun to make!

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  • Biana - Meal Planning Tips March 6, 2012, 2:06 pm

    This sushi looks like fun! Love the idea for a sushi cake.

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  • Sammie March 6, 2012, 4:43 pm

    What a gorgeous picture!! I am in love with this dish right now! You’re such a great photographer because you really captured the beauty of this Japanese dish!!

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  • Nic@diningwithastud March 6, 2012, 4:44 pm

    Stunningly delicious as always ;)

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  • Mika March 6, 2012, 6:30 pm

    寿司太郎使ってるの? なみちゃんだったら、使わないかと思ってたよ。うちも夏に寿司太郎使うよ。

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  • Marsha @ The Harried Cook March 6, 2012, 7:53 pm

    Great guest post, Nami! That looks really unique and delicious… I too am a follower of Xiaolu’s blog and have learnt a lot from her blog about food and photography! You have created a really beautiful post for her blog :) Just lovely!

    And congrats to the giveaway winners! :)

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  • rebecca March 6, 2012, 8:41 pm

    beautiful pictures hats of to you

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  • Christy March 6, 2012, 9:18 pm

    Oh my, as usual, another mind-blowing dish and the photo just takes one’s breath away! Who cares about amateur photography skills when you have great photos like these? Trust me, you are definitely great in photography;)
    I love the sushi cake, it looks so cute and divine, and I like the sharing on the Japanese festival, love to learn about it :D

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  • Fern @ To Food with Love March 7, 2012, 3:40 am

    Hey, I’ve been thinking of making something like this for a long time, but didn’t get around to it. Is it similar to oshizushi? You’re such a pro at everything, from the food detailing to styling and photography and lighting etc. Even the shredded egg looks too perfect! Very nicely done Nami!

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  • Tes March 7, 2012, 5:12 am

    It looks so yummy :) Congrats to the winner :)

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  • Tina (PinayInTexas) March 7, 2012, 11:32 am

    Both the Chirashi Sushi Cake and Temari Sushi looks gorgeous and yummy!
    I really admire you for taking awesome pictures, Nami! I wish I have the patience and the time to focus more on photography.

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  • elisabeth@foodandthrift March 7, 2012, 12:49 pm

    Nami-What an amazing and beautiful “work of art” food you featured. I must say, I would be afraid to eat this gorgeous sushi dish, and will not be making it any time soon, but it’s absolutely delicious looking and would not even be found at the most expensive Japanese menu!
    Have you thought about being a food stylist for Japanese foods, professionally?
    Also, I have a question that I already asked on my blog…how are you being able to copy and paste when you determine the winner at Random.org?…I cannot, for the “life of me” copy and paste the entire widget to show the actual winning number, with the widget!
    Do you have to register, and sign in to Random.org? Please advise me in e-mail when you get a chance. Thanks!
    [email protected]

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  • Trix March 7, 2012, 1:57 pm

    This is just gorgeous!! It really is almost – almost – too pretty to eat.

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  • Chopinand @ ChopinandMysaucepan March 7, 2012, 3:48 pm

    Dear Nami,

    Your chirashi sushi looks absolultely awesome! It reminds me of the one we did during the jelly competition. It’s such a great dish when it’s up to the chef to concoct whatever fresh ingredients of the day to be thrown in.

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  • Jackie | Sweet and Salty SF March 7, 2012, 3:56 pm

    Oh wow! Those cakes look wonderful (and much healthier than the traditional cake)! Thanks for the link about food styling and photography! I am very interested in it and need all the help I can get!

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  • Food Jaunts March 7, 2012, 3:58 pm

    Gorgeous! That looks super cute. Like I said in your the chirashi sushi post I’ve gotta try this soon. I’m not sure if I could make it as pretty as you did tho lol

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  • Laura @ Family Spice March 7, 2012, 6:01 pm

    This is gorgeous, of course! You have such patience to decorate and style your food with such care to detail. You are an amazing student to have learned so much in such a short period of time, so give your own talent more credit!

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  • Giulietta | Alterkitchen March 8, 2012, 9:18 am

    Nami, this looks absolutely wonderful! O___O

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  • Martyna@WholesomeCook March 8, 2012, 3:41 pm

    A sushi cake! I should have come up with that idea for my birthday! I’m loving all your photos too Nami, they often inspire me to try different things!

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  • Pure Complex March 8, 2012, 10:09 pm

    Congrats to both of the winners!! And might I add, I never saw a sushi cake look like this before but it certainly looks delish. I have to try sushi one day

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  • Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family March 9, 2012, 8:00 am

    Oh my these are just gorgeous. I wish I had the skills and the patience to be able to create something like this. Just give me a mixing bowl and some chocolate…there is my comfort zone.

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  • Biren @ Roti n Rice March 9, 2012, 3:02 pm

    Beautiful pictures as always. Both the chirashi sushi cake and temari sushi are gorgeous! Congrats to both winners! Have a good weekend. :)

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  • Katherine Martinelli March 10, 2012, 12:26 pm

    I’ve never heard of that festival but it sounds like such fun! It’s hard to believe you’ve been photographing food for such a short time – you have such natural talent! Off to check out your guest post :-)

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  • Tobias @ T and Tea Cake March 11, 2012, 8:32 am

    You have really nailed it with the ‘pretty’ in this post because that was exactly my first thought! Especially the salmon ‘rose’ is quite the eye-catcher!

    Your photography is always beautiful and looks very thought-out and professional.

    Having read the book you have mentioned myself, I don’t think there is a lot it can teach you except maybe remembering to keep a few things in mind you know already but are easy to forget. Xiaolu’s post however is AMAZING and worth reading again from time to time!

    Cheers,
    Tobias

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  • Carolyn Jung March 11, 2012, 8:37 pm

    Now, what little girl wouldn’t love a savory cake like that? This big girl would, too! LOL
    I bet it tastes even better than it looks — and that’s saying something.

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  • Samah@Good Cooks March 12, 2012, 8:49 am

    The egg crepe stuffed chirashi sushi looks a good idea, will try it soon, thanks Nami…

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  • Evelyn March 13, 2012, 9:59 pm

    Nami, both Chirashi Sushi Cake and Temari Sushi look amazing! I really love your presentations! Precisely done!

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  • Sawsan@chef in disguise March 14, 2012, 1:16 am

    Nami this is truely a work of art!
    it looks amazing and your photography is really inspiring. I love coming here there is always great recipes, breath taking pictures and great tips
    Thank you for the link to Xioula’s blog

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