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Monster’s Inc. – Sushi, Eyeballs, Lemon Snowcones

Quick links: Harryhausen’s Sushi | Harryhousen’s EyeballsLemon Snowcones | Verdict

 

I have a confession to make, while I had always liked Monster’s Inc, it had never been up at the top of the list of my favorite Pixar movies. But after watching it again, I think it bumped up there. Such a good movie with some good and “scary” foods. Lots of the “food” was kinda inedible…for human consumption at least. But the edible food was all great.

Foods Shown

  • Trash
  • Fruits and veggies (bilge berries, mangle fruit), green spikey fruit
  • Sludge Coffee
  • Harryhausen’s sushi
    • Spider roll
    • Carrion Katsu
    • Howling Hamachi
  • Eyeballs
  • Cheerios
  • Lemon Snow Cone
  • Lingon Berries
  • Green Apple

 

Harryhausen’s Sushi for Googly Bear and Shmoopsie Poo

Mike takes Celia to Harryhausen’s. A sushi bar that serves sushi and eyeballs. Fun fact, Harryhausen’s was named after the late Ray Harryhausen who was a well-known animator and VFX artist.

We actually get a glimpse of the menu when Mike and Sully duck behind it

(credit: Disney)

(credit: Disney)

Then thanks to Disneyland, we get to see a more complete version of the me

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So we made a couple of the sushi dishes on the menu.

Getting the rice right is probably the most important part of making sushi, the rest is the combination of ingredients. 

Here’s a recipe for sushi rice.

Harryhausen Sushi Rice
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Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups uncooked short-grained white rice (sushi rice)
  2. 3 cups water
  3. 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  4. 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  5. 1/4 cup white sugar
  6. 1 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Rinse the rice in a strainer until the water runs clear.
  2. Put the rice in a saucepan and add the water.
  3. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  4. Rice should be tender and sticky
  5. While the rice is cooking, in a small saucepan, combine the rice vinegar, oil, sugar and salt.
  6. Cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.
  7. Cool, then stir into the cooked rice.
  8. When you pour this in to the rice it will seem very wet.
  9. Keep stirring and the rice will dry as it cools.
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Here’s a recipe for Spider Sushi

Spider Sushi
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Total Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. Cooked Sushi Rice
  2. Roasted Seaweed Sheets
  3. Deep-fried crab sticks
  4. cucumber
  5. avocado
  6. sprouts
Instructions
  1. Place the seaweed on a sushi mat
  2. spread a layer of sushi rice on top
  3. On the lower third, add the rest of the ingredients (all sliced thinly)
  4. Roll the sushi
  5. Cut with a sharp sharp knife
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And Carrion Katsu

Carrion Katsu
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Ingredients
  1. Cooked Sushi Rice
  2. Seaweed sheet
  3. Raw salmon
  4. radishes
  5. sprouts
  6. spicy mayo
  7. tempura batter
  8. Panko bread crumbs
  9. Oil for frying
Instructions
  1. Heat 1 in of oil in a pan. Heat until very hot.
  2. Spread a layer of sushi rice on a sushi mat
  3. Add the seaweed on top
  4. On the lower third, add the rest of the ingredients (all sliced thinly)
  5. Roll the sushi
  6. Place the tempura batter in bowl and bread crubs in another bowl
  7. Dip the sushi into the batter until it is covered
  8. Roll the roll in the bread crumbs
  9. Carefully place in the hot oil.
  10. cook until golden. It will cook very quickly
  11. Remove from oil
  12. Cut with a sharp sharp knife
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and Howling Hamachi

Howling Hamachi
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Sushi
  1. Sushi Rice
  2. seaweed sheets
  3. Yellowtail
  4. Cooked and chilled lima beans
  5. Crispy Spinach
Crispy Spinach
  1. A handful of fresh spinach
  2. Oil for frying
  3. salt to taste
Crispy Spinach
  1. Heat the oil in a pan
  2. Place the spinach in the pan and fry until crispy
  3. place on a paper towel to drain
  4. season with salt
Sushi
  1. spread a layer of sushi rice on sushi mat
  2. place seaweed sheet on top
  3. On the lower third, add the rest of the ingredients (all sliced thinly)
  4. Roll the sushi
  5. Cut with a sharp sharp knife
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Harryhausen’s Eyeballs

Also at Harryhausens, there are a lot of eyeballs.

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(credit: Disney)

I’m not quite sure where I can get human looking eyeballs like that to eat without going completely Hannibal, so I made one instead with fresh mozzarella and olives.

Monster Eyeballs
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. Fresh Mozzarella Cheese Ball
  2. Green Olives with Pimento
  3. Prosciutto
Instructions
  1. Carve out a little hole in the top of the cheese ball.
  2. Place a green olive in the center as a pupil
  3. wrap the prosciutto around the bottom
  4. You have a red eye now.
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Yellow Snow Cones. It’s LEMON!

No, no, no, don’t worry. It’s lemon. …Seriously

(credit: Disney)

(credit: Disney)

Here’s a recipe for LEMON snow cones.

Yellow Snow Cones
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup Lemon Juice
  2. 2 cups white sugar
  3. Shaved ice
Instructions
  1. Combine the lemon juice and white sugar in a pot.
  2. Heat until boiling while stirring constantly
  3. Remove from heat and let cool to room temp
  4. Place on top of shaved ice and enjoy the snow cone!
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PS Never eat yellow snow.


Will it Make You Put That Thing Back Where It Came From or So Help Me?

The sushi was all very yummy. We made so much and tried to eat it the next day…and it wasn’t very good. Eat it as fresh as possible!

Verdict:

Spider Roll – 8.5/10

Carrion Katsu – 8.5/10

Howling Hamachi – 9/10

Eyeball – 8/10

Lemon Snow Cone – 8/10