Cute and Tiny Gomoku Sushi Cake For Cherry Blossom Viewing

Cute and Tiny Gomoku Sushi Cake For Cherry Blossom Viewing

Make these for a cherry blossom viewing picnic or for a bento lunchbox. You can make these petit gomoku sushi cakes easily by using gomoku sushi mix.

Ingredients: 8 sushi cakes

White rice
3 rice cooker cups (540 ml uncooked)
Gomoku sushi mix
1 jar
Denbu (sweet pink-colored semidried fish flakes)
Snow peas
1 pack
1 tablespoon
2 teaspoons
to taste
Vegetable oil
as needed
Canned tuna
2 cans
Soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon


1. Cook the 3 cups of rice and then mix in the gomoku sushi mix to make gomoku sushi rice.
2. Combine the eggs, sugar, salt, and katakuriko. Divide into 3 portions to make 3 thin omelets.
3. Once the thin omelets have cooled, cut into very thin strips so that you have shredded omelets.
4. Remove the stems from the snow peas and parboil in salted water. Cut diagonally in half.
5. Drain the liquid from the canned tuna and dry fry in a frying pan.
6. Add the sugar, sake, mirin, and soy sauce to Step 5 and cook until the liquid evaporates. Break it up so that it's crumbly.
7. Line a small rice bowl with plastic wrap. Make a flower with the denbu and the snow peas in the bowl.
8. Top the flower from Step 7 with the shredded egg and then top that with half of the gomoku sushi rice.
9. Cover Step 8 with the crumbled tuna and then top with the remaining gomoku sushi rice and close the plastic wrap around it. Push down gently from the top.
10. You can remove the wrap and serve it in the bowl, or you can leave the wrap on and put it in a bento.

Story Behind this Recipe

My sister told me that cute, petit gomoku sushi cakes can be made in rice bowls, so I tried it out by easily using gomoku sushi rice seasoning mix sold in stores.