Food Review: Frushi
Updated: 3 days ago
A sweet, colorful, sushi-like treat
If you’re not familiar with the term “frushi,” it’s exactly what it sounds like: fruit sushi. (Try saying that 10 times fast.) Frushi has typically been a part of Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival and can be found at the Hanami Booth in the Japan Pavilion. For $6 you can indulge on this sweet treat described as, “strawberry, pineapple and cantaloupe wrapped in sweet rice and pink soy wrap served with whipped cream, drizzled berry sauce and toasted coconut.”
Yields 16 servings
2 cups sushi rice (cooked per package directions)
1 tablespoon cream of coconut
16 soy wrappers
16 fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered
½ cantaloupe, cut into 4” by 1/4” rectangles (see photo for reference)
½ pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into 4” by 1/4” rectangles (see photo for reference)
Toasted coconut for garnish
Raspberry puree for garnish
Whipped cream for garnish
Clean, prepare and cut fruit slices.
Cook the sushi rice. Let it cool slightly and stir in cream of coconut. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
Place one soy wrapper on a flat surface. Place about ¼ cup of sushi rice on the wrapper, pressing with moistened fingers to cover the whole sheet.
Place one piece of pineapple and coconut and three to four pieces of strawberries in the center of the rice-covered sheet.
Starting at one end, fold about ⅓ of the roll up, then roll the sheet into a cylinder, keeping the fruit in the middle. Moisten soy wrapper to seal.
Cut into four equal pieces. Repeat with remaining ingredients
Top with whipped cream, raspberry puree drizzle, and a touch of toasted coconut.
Share and enjoy!
This was an easy and fun recipe to follow for a fan-favorite snack. It’s not too sweet and offers a refreshing flavor for the upcoming warm weather. While I did use strawberries, pineapple and cantaloupe, next time I’d like to have a variety of fruit to make a few variations. I think kiwi and peach would be a fun addition to add more flavors and colors. Speaking of colors, I ordered pink soy wrappers to mimic the Epcot frushi but was also intrigued by SushiParty’s Assorted Soy Wrappers.
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