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Substitute for nori

PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:26 am
by bama_mommy
(I don't know if this is posted in the right area so feel free to move it if needed.) I was just wondering if anyone had a substitute for nori when making faces on characters. I don't really like the texture of nori and it is quite hard to find around here.
Thanks

Re: Substitute for nori

PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:12 am
by veganf
Hmm, if nori is hard to find where you are then I won't bother to suggest soy wrappers!
Black olive, purple fruit rolls, prunes/raisins/currants...

Re: Substitute for nori

PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:38 am
by PikaMama
I make faces with cheese a lot of the time. My son only likes Nori on certain things

Re: Substitute for nori

PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:50 pm
by BlurMom
When my girl was younger & didn't like nori, I used sprinkles and cheese for decorations. :D

Re: Substitute for nori

PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:06 pm
by Mr T
It's not as eco-friendly, but you can wrap something in plastic wrap and draw the black stuff on with a marker.

Re: Substitute for nori

PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:04 pm
by Riss
I second the black olives and light cheese slices colored black/dark green.
I have to pick up the slack for my family who doesn't like "seaweed paper." I literally eat dried nori straight out the package. :|

Re: Substitute for nori

PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:41 pm
by eilismaura
Mr T wrote:It's not as eco-friendly, but you can wrap something in plastic wrap and draw the black stuff on with a marker.




OMG that is tooo funny!!!

Ok - what you need to make yourself m ore eco friendly is one of the plain onigiri cases and draw the black stuff on THAT - keeping it reusable.

black marker (still giggling)


Update -- here is exactly what you need to be more eco-friendly!!

http://www.from-japan-with-love.com/oni ... -done.html

Re: Substitute for nori

PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:22 am
by eilismaura
Mr T wrote:It's not as eco-friendly, but you can wrap something in plastic wrap and draw the black stuff on with a marker.



This post reminds me - and yes I still giggle when I think of the black marker - to share links for reusable bento cases

These are on J-list

(and I just ordered the first one)

http://www.jbox.com/PRODUCT/PRIM122

http://www.jbox.com/PRODUCT/BENTO277

http://www.jbox.com/PRODUCT/BENTO278

http://www.jbox.com/PRODUCT/PRIM129

Re: Substitute for nori

PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:41 am
by Mr T
eilismaura wrote:OMG that is tooo funny!!!

Ok - what you need to make yourself m ore eco friendly is one of the plain onigiri cases and draw the black stuff on THAT - keeping it reusable.

black marker (still giggling)


Update -- here is exactly what you need to be more eco-friendly!!

http://www.from-japan-with-love.com/oni ... -done.html


uh..draw faces on an onigiri case?

I have a ton of bento books from japan where they make a sandwich or something and wrap it in plastic wrap, and finish the blacks off with a marker. I don't really see what is so funny about that or what it has to do with onigiri.... :|

Re: Substitute for nori

PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:09 am
by eilismaura
Mr T wrote:
eilismaura wrote:OMG that is tooo funny!!!

Ok - what you need to make yourself m ore eco friendly is one of the plain onigiri cases and draw the black stuff on THAT - keeping it reusable.

black marker (still giggling)


Update -- here is exactly what you need to be more eco-friendly!!

http://www.from-japan-with-love.com/oni ... -done.html


uh..draw faces on an onigiri case?

I have a ton of bento books from japan where they make a sandwich or something and wrap it in plastic wrap, and finish the blacks off with a marker. I don't really see what is so funny about that or what it has to do with onigiri.... :|



Please take no offense as none was intended - it just strikes me as funny

re drawing on the cases - that was about being more eco friendly - the whole reduce,reuse and recycle thing