by Michael Baumgärtner


Photograph of Kappa-Maki

This Maki-zushi was given its name from small, gracile water goblins of Japanese mythology. Their favorite meal is cucumber. The goblins normally live in water. A conical depression in the head makes it possible for them to haunt ashore, as long as the depression is filled with water (therefore a good tip: Bow to an attacking Kappa. Thinking of formal traditions, he might also bow to you and lose the water out of the depression in his head).

The roll with cucumber is also ideal for vegetarians.



  • 2 seaweed sheets
  • 1 portion Sushi rice
  • ½ cucumber
  • wasabi
  • salt


Roast the seaweed sheets briefly on one side. Peel and core the cucumber, cut it in strips. Cover it with salt and leave alone some minutes. Then rinse off to get rid of the surplus liquidity. Now make a Maki-roll with the cucumber strips.