4 Ways to Get Your Kids into Sushi
If you are a sushi lover, here are some ideas to get your kids into the fun
This creation is not a new idea: Poke comes from traditional Hawaiian cuisine. Recently, this idea of making a broken-down sushi bowl has exploded in popularity. Your kids will love visiting Poke Bar or Fish Bowl Poke and choosing all of the toppings for their “sushi bowls.” Poke Bar has all of the ingredients right in front of you. These include sushi rice, fish, cucumbers, sesame seeds and more.
This same idea of morphing sushi into something new has taken shape in the sushi burrito. Your kids will enjoy the change of shape to the traditional sushi roll, and will have fun choosing the toppings to go inside the burrito. Try BoruBoru in Emory Pointe, which has an open kitchen for your kids to watch the chefs make their food.
If your kids are fascinated by watching chefs build their sushi rolls, why not try making some at home? Gather some sushi rice, rice vinegar, nori seaweed sheets, bamboo sushi rolling mats and fillings such as avocado, smoked salmon, carrots, cucumbers and cream cheese. First make the sushi rice (follow the directions on the box) and then flatten it on the seaweed sheet on top of the bamboo rolling mat. This tutorial also put plastic wrap on top of the bamboo mat. Add the fillings in thin layers and tightly roll the sushi together. Grab some chopsticks from the store as well and let your kids practice picking up the pieces at home.
If there really is no way to get your child to try the fishy delicacy, try making some dessert sushi. Gather up materials to make a batch of Rice Krispy treats. Then buy Twizzlers, Gummy Worms, Fruit Roll-Ups and Swedish Fish. Roll the Rice Krispy treats flat with a rolling pin and layer the Twizzlers, Swedish Fish and Gummy Worms on top. Place Fruit Roll-Ups on top and squeeze together with plastic wrap to resemble a sushi roll. Slice the roll into pieces.
Restaurants to Try
BoruBoru Sushi: 1568 Ave. Place Ste. 160, Atlanta. boruboru.com
Poke Bar: 6615 Roswell Rd. Ste. 340, Sandy Springs. ilovepokebar.com
Fish Bowl Poke: 61 Broad St NW, Atlanta. fishbowlpokeshop.com
The Cowfish: Perimeter Mall. thecowfish.com (They have burgers and sushi all in one place).
Sushi Huku: 6300 Powers Ferry Rd., Atlanta. sushihuku.com
Appa’s: A pop-up store at Irwin Street Market, only open in June and July. appasatl.com
Shoya Izakaya: 6035 Peachtree Rd. #A101, Doraville. shoyaatlanta.com
Fuji Ya: $1 sushi all day Thurs. and 5-6 p.m. other days of the week. 4135 Lavista Rd., Tucker. luckykeyfujiya.com
Taka Sushi and Passion: 4600 Roswell Rd. NE, Sandy Springs. takasushiatlanta.com
– Teresa Farkas