Maki Madness: Rolling with the Punches

A Manny Paquiao fight is one of the best excuses for Filipinos to get together, that is, a Pinoy Potluck, specially for Filipinos overseas.  It is more fun to be screaming cheering collectively with friends than sitting by one’s lonesome at home.  Plus, it’s easier on the pocket if the $50 or so pay-per-view charge is divided amongst several families. ;)

We had one such get-together last Saturday at a couple  friend’s house, which unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend because I was “doctor mom” to my daughter that night.  However, my little girl gave her dad the go signal to go ahead and watch the fight…in exchange for what, I still don’t know just yet.  Hee hee.

My family’s contribution to the mad for Manny gathering was a good-sized tray of homemade maki.  It was maki madness!

I made 4 kinds of maki totaling around 70 pieces.  That, I say, is literally rolling with the punches.  Hee hee.  And mind you, those rolls were not microscopic in size. I got the ideas for these maki combinations from my trusty sushi cookbook. ;)

Crab/Mayo Roll – (Imitation) crab meat mixed with a little mayo and salt, then sprinkled with sakura denbu.

Left:  Hawaiian Roll – ham and pineapple; Right: Ham and Cheese Roll

Crab and Cream Cheese Roll

There’s just so many combinations one can come up with.  You will only be limited by your imagination, creativity and available ingredients. I’ve made Filipinized maki and onigiri before, using longganisa for the maki and afritada and adobo for the onigiri.

After all that rolling, my hands would have welcomed some pampering.  Even the heat from hand dryers would have been a nice treat. Nevertheless, I can’t wait to experiment again with more maki combinations soon.  This weekend perhaps?

Have a great week, y’all! Cheers and Mabuhay!

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11 Responses to “Maki Madness: Rolling with the Punches”

  1. Pinky says:

    Weng, would you believe we just had maki too for dinner tonight?!? :) Did crab and cucumber and spicy tuna. I can so relate with the “rolling” bit – hehehe – as I was lierally doing this all by my lonesome a little before lunch today:)

    Love your combinations – will try the Crab and Cream Cheese soon.

    Hope Abby’s better. Baka nagkasakit sa excitement kay Pacman … Pacquiao Fever could be catching, di ba? :)


    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Pinks! Why am I not surprised that we prepared the same food? Great minds! Hee hee. :D Abby’s better now, thank God. She went back to school last Monday. :)


  2. dang says:

    alam mo ako sis nung gumawa eh nasa side lahat.di ganito kaganda..yummy!
    makasubok nga ulit!
    sana magalng na abby!


    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Dang! Practice lang nang practice! My first tries at rolling my own sushi were just horrible. The fillings were on the side and the nori won’t seal or there was too much rice. :)

    Magaling na si Abby! Thanks, Dang! *muah*


  3. abby says:

    weng thanks for this great idea! eto na lang gagawin ko sa next potluck, whenever that’ll be!
    .-= abby´s last blog ..K-Town, Part Deux =-.


    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Abs! If you’re receiving this reply a second time, sorry. I don’t know what happened to the first one. Anyway, you’re welcome! Sunu-dsunod na ang holidays at parties, which means, potluck galore! :)


  4. Keith says:

    Yummy, Weng! Great maki combinations. I’m looking forward to Pinky’s version.

    Hope Abby is feeling better now.
    .-= Keith´s last blog ..Athens, Greece =-.


    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Thanks, Keith! It’s cheaper to make our own maki than to buy them. Hee hee. :D


  5. tigerfish says:

    That….is extensive!
    .-= tigerfish´s last blog ..Mushy Fava (Broad) Beans with Green Onions =-.


  6. jeanny says:

    wow you made all those….ang galing. Havent tried making maki kasi parang mahirap gawin. Hay na miss ko na LP natin hehehe!!!!


  7. Luigi says:

    Mmmm, Maki, my super favorite! Yum-O!