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Shawarma & Sushi Bowl
March 7, 2014

Happy March, everyone! Spring is officially coming up in a couple of weeks :-).

I’m done with week three of school and so far, my classes are alright. One of the things I’m really happy about is that I understand what’s going on in calculus! When I took AP Calculus in junior year, I was lost the whole way through. I suppose this is my redemption at math and hopefully, I do well for the rest of the semester. On the bright side, this is the last math class I need for my major.

I don’t really have much to say about school so here are a couple of food highlights of the week:

After class on Thursday, I went on a solo mission to get a lamb shawarma wrap. This was my first time eating lamb meat in my entire life and it was delicious! In a nutshell, a shawarma is an Arabic’s version of a taco/burrito. The meat is usually cooked through a vertical skewer spinning next to a fireplace of some sort. I also had a side order of hummus; the taste is a bit plain but it’s still there.

And then today (Friday), I made a meal called Umi No Oyakodon (recipe on YouTube). This bowl mainly features the salmon sashimi and salmon eggs/roe. It’s basically a lazy way of making sushi because you don’t need to make any rolls or individual pieces. Instead, it’s all packed into a bowl. The rice is covered up in the picture, but it was mixed with a bit of nori (seaweed) and sesame seasoning so we can have that slight sushi feel. On top of that, there are cuts of salmon sashimi swirled up around the lining of the bowl for presentation and convenience. Next off, there is a small layer of seaweed salad underneath the salmon roe. This is probably a perfect dish because I love eating salmon ☺. On the side, we had soy sauce and avocados to compliment the bowl.

Overall, this meal was really^2 appetizing ☺. The only thing I would recommend is to not include the seaweed salad because it tastes really odd with rice- but that’s just me. I probably broke some unsaid rule where you’re not supposed to mix the two together but it’s a learning experience. It’s really easy to make this dish and the only time-consuming part is cooking the rice along with cooling it down.

That’s all for now. Have a great weekend + week!

9 Responses

  1. Tara ☆ March 8, 2014 at 3:56 am

    I’m glad you’re understanding calculus! I could barely understand college algebra, so you have my respect for that!

    And schawarma/gyros/kebaps are yummy. When I had one of those, that’s when I first had lamb, and I like it, though it’s not something I’ll eat often. Now you got me wanting one of those. Maybe next time I’m near the shop that sells it (there’s only one place I like to get it from), I’ll get me one!

    And that salmon egg dish is not something I’d eat. Fish eggs and I are not on good terms, so those are food I try to avoid. But once again, your photo makes it look delicious and appetising!

  2. claire ☆ March 8, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    The Umi No Oyakodon you made looks delicious. I think I would leave the seaweed salad out too, or have it on the side. 🙂

  3. Penda Penn ☆ March 9, 2014 at 7:35 am

    I just love Shawarma and Japanese (except sushi, lol)! I’ve never tried lamb shawarma before, only beef. I don’t usually like Persian / Arabic dishes but I pretty much enjoy shawarma 😉

    Thanks for the Umi no Oyakodon reciper share. I’ve had an Oyakodon before but I don’t recall it looking like this (looks delish BTW). If I ever conjure up the energy and patience to cook, I’ll definitely try this 😉 without the seaweed salad because you said so, and because I’m allergic to some types of seaweed xD

  4. Cat ☆ March 9, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    I’m glad Calculus is going well!

    Ooh, the food looks yummy as usual. I love lamb, though I don’t have it often since not many places actually serve it. I grew up with it because my dad really likes Chinese lamb hot pot. The Umi No Oyakodon looks really good too! Salmon is one of my favorite sushis, so that’s awesome that there’s so much of it XD

    I hope you have a great week too!

  5. AnneMarie ☆ March 11, 2014 at 1:38 am

    I LOVE sushi bowls! I’ve always been a little hesitant to make them myself though because I’m scared I’m going to make myself sick since I don’t know how to prepare sashimi. I’m scared I might handle it wrong and then get the stomach flu or salmonella. So typically, I go to restaurants for it. They are always delicious.

    I’ve never been a fan of seaweed salads in general but I’ll keep that rule in mind if I ever try to make a sushi bowl of my own.

    Good luck with your classes by the way!

  6. Czarina Mae ☆ March 11, 2014 at 1:43 am

    I can relate to that relief feeling of understanding anything Math related! I always make it a point to listen and pay attention from the very first lesson of my Math classes because the moment I miss one I’d be completely lost all the way after that. Haha!

    I also remember the first time I’ve tried shawarma. My parents brought me to a pop-up stall around my house and I found it really cool how they cook the meat vertically and how the guy manning the stall slice through it so nicely. Anyway, I agree, it’s super yummy 🙂

    And ooooh I love salmon sashimi sooo much!! Those bowls of glorious salmon make me crave for them right now. I once tried to make sushi with my boyfriend and brother and it was really tedious (and messy!) so I guess this way really is a much better idea!

    Have a great week! 🙂

  7. Jayy ☆ March 11, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Spring may be technically coming in a few weeks, but over here in arctic pennsylvania, we’ve been feeling the cold and snow for the past 2 months. These past couple of days, the temperature has been up in the 50s and it’s like summer. I really hope this means that Spring is in fact on its way.

    Your food looks so much better than any food I’ve consumed lately, and I don’t even like seafood (and i’ve never tried lamb). College food is the worst.

  8. Michelle ☆ March 11, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    I’m so glad that Calculus is starting to make sense. It sort of still eludes me but I hope that I don’t have to take too much high math in my degree plan.

    Regardless, food looks yummy!

  9. Raisa ☆ March 12, 2014 at 12:45 am

    That shawarma looks so delicious! It’s one of my faovrite foods and I haven’t had it in a while. Jealous!

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