Sushi Balls (Temarizushi)- Halloween Style

These mini sushi balls are just adorable are perfect for celebrating Halloween with some healthy style!


  • 2 cups

    Uncooked sushi rice

  • 1 tsp

    Konbu dashi powder or 5cm Kelp piece

  • 1/2 cup

    Rice vinegar

  • 1.5 tbsp


  • 1 tsp


  • 1 slice

    smoked salmon thinly sliced

  • 1

    egg fried flat

  • 1/4

    small cucmber thinly sliced

  • 1

    small radish thinly sliced

  • 1 tsp

    fish roe for toppings


  • 1.

    Cook the sushi rice as per your rice cooker instructions or in a pot. Before adding the water to cook the rice, mix in the dashi powder or about 5cm of kelp over the rice

  • 2.

    While the rice is cooking, in a small pot, heat the rice vinegar, sugar, and salt together to make the sushi vinegar on medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Set aside.

  • 3.

    Prepare the Jack-O-Lantern face, by cutting up the nori sheets and using 6.5cm diameter cookie cutter, cut out 2 round nori sheets for cat face.

  • 4.

    Crack the egg and fry it flat in a frying pan. When it is cooled down, cut out 2 rounds using the 6.5cm diameter cookie cutter. 

  • 5.

    Wash and thinly slice the radish and cucumber. 

  • 6.

    Once the rice is cooked, pour the sushi vinegar over it and mix to flavour the rice.

  • 7.

    Once the rice has cooled down a little, place your favourite topping in the centre of a piece of cling wrap.

  • 8.

    Place a scoop of rice on top of the topping by using a 1/3 cup then seal it together with the cling wrap and softly squish and shape it into a ball.

  • 9.

    Continue to make sushi balls with various toppings.

  • 10.

    Remove the cling wrap and place them on a serving plate.

  • 11.

    Using a pair of chopstick or a tweezers, decorate the jack-o-lantern’s face, with pre-cut nori. 

  • 12.

    Pipe mayonnaise out to draw cat face.

  • 13.

    Top with fish roe on radish and cucumber sushi balls

  • 14.

    Serve with soy sauce, mayo, and wasabi (optional).


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