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Kappa Maki (Cucumber Sushi Roll)

Kappa Maki

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I have been really busy lately and I am glad that this kappa maki (cucumber sushi roll) is something I can rely on for a fuss-free meal. The method of making it is similar to kani maki (crab stick roll).

Similar Recipe: Kani Maki (Crab Stick Sushi Roll)

Toasted sesame seeds are to kappa maki just like Japanese mayonnaise is to kani maki – to me, this cucumber maki is just not the same without the sesame seeds. Serve it with a simple bowl of miso soup for a truly healthy, simple and meatless meal.

Before we go on to the recipe on page two, check out the following tips:

kappa (Japanese cucumber)

cutting the cucumber

This is how I cut my cucumber to make the maki. After cutting the cucumber to the desired length (about 10cm, usually halved), I line it up vertically on the chopping board and cut vertically down at the lines shown above, around the seeds. For the seeds, you can either discard or eat it.

Making Kappa Maki

on the bamboo mat, before rolling)

seaweed (nori sheet)

Typically, nori sheets come in 19×20 cm sizes. By folding and cutting it in half, it becomes the ideal size for maki (19×10 cm).

how to roll a maki

how to roll a maki

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9 Responses to “Kappa Maki (Cucumber Sushi Roll)”

  1. angela wang — August 19, 2013 @ 3:40 pm

    Thanks for the recipe! I like your step by step instructions! I am still terrible at making sushi so these instructions are really useful for me :X


    • wiffy replied: — August 19th, 2013 @ 7:27 pm

      Practice makes perfect! :)


  2. tigerfish — August 20, 2013 @ 12:15 am

    I also rely on my “faux” sushi for fuss-free meal(s) – make double servings, chill and have them the next day too.


  3. Little Corner of Mine — August 22, 2013 @ 7:54 am

    Easy! I make kimbap version for my girls’ lunch box!


  4. B — August 22, 2013 @ 10:16 am

    Simple and nice to eat!


  5. Leo — October 14, 2013 @ 9:05 pm

    Hi, can the sushi be kept for days before consumption?


    • wiffy replied: — October 15th, 2013 @ 2:06 am

      no, consume it on the same day.


  6. Qiuyan — February 28, 2017 @ 11:50 am

    Hello may I know where can I buy the Nori Sheets? Thank you


    • wiffy replied: — March 7th, 2017 @ 9:00 am

      any local supermarket, dried Japanese goods section.