Chinese Breakfast Sushi Rolls
Yes you read that right, the title does in deed say "Chinese Breakfast Sushi Rolls" For those of you who have never seen or heard of this, allow me to explain to you, this interesting meal our parents or grandparents use to make for us Chinese kids. Most of the time Chinese kids who grew up in a rather traditional Chinese background, always had their parents, aunts and uncles and grandparents making Chinese Food for all their meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner. But occasionally, they would try to get slightly creative and dabble in making something different. I use to get Spaghetti sauteed with pork, chopped tomatoes and shredded cabbage with soy sauce served as a take on Italian Spaghetti with meat sauce. Clearly it's nothing like it, but I appreciated the attempt and still found it delicious. My aunt, use to take my salami which I got to make sandwiches with and sautee it with green beans, a little weird I know but that was her attempt to make use of foreign ingredients. And then there was my grandmother's attempt to make Japanese Food. She would make maki rolls but never with any thing raw. Instead, she would use ingredients she was familiar with like Pork Floss, eggs or pickled radish. What's crazy is this breakfast sushi roll wasn't something my grandma invented. I found that a lot of my Chinese friends have all had this before. Maki rolls made with sliced egg omelet, pork floss, cucumber, and mayo. It can be eaten as a snack, made for lunch or oftentimes breakfast (which is when I got it the most because it's very portable and I could eat it with my hands on my way to school)
I have to admit, it isn't something I eat much of these days. In fact I don't think I've had it since I finished middle school. But now that I'm pregnant, I've had these bouts of nostalgia lately where I think about all these random old memories as a kid and it made me think of this dish. And suddenly I craved it. I have pork floss at home on stock pretty regularly and always have eggs so I made it! With the items I already had at home, I whipped up what I call Chinese Breakfast Sushi rolls because well, it has eggs in it and I feel like it's kind of a perfect breakfast item. I made it just like how my grandma would make it except I added a little siracha to it!
So next time you are looking to really switch it up for breakfast or looking for a neat snack, try making this. Bon Appetit!