Edible Hina Dolls for Doll Festival

Edible Hina Dolls for Doll Festival

I made these to make the girls happy.
This is a tiered Hina doll sushi stand for a Japanese Doll Festival.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Boiled eggs
Usuyaki tamago (very thin omelette)
Nori seaweed
As needed
Cooked kuro-mame (black beans, usually black soy beans)
1 bean
Sesame seeds
2 seeds


1. Thinly slice the cucumber with a peeler, make usuyaki, and wrap each around a boiled egg (small), and place into silicone cups. Stick them in deep.
2. Stick on the hair and faces with nori seaweed. Make the crowns from carrot, make the black lacquered head gear from the black bean, and stick them on with dried bits of spaghetti. Stick the cheeks on with bits of carrot cut out with a straw using mayonnaise.
3. Make chirashi sushi or make rice balls with vinegar rice (unlisted).
4. Wrap them in ham or cucumber, line them up correspondingly on a large plate, and decorate with kinshi tamago, salmon roe, small shrimp, and rape blossoms etc.
5. Stack a smaller plate on top, decorate with the Hina dolls, and you are done. Decorate them with noses using sesame, and a scepter and formal folding fan made from carrot if you like.
6. I made an even simpler version for 2014. I turned it into a decoration sushi cake.

Story Behind this Recipe

These edible hina dolls were featured in a blog.