*This is not a paid post*

Earlier this month, I stumbled across this post in my Auckland-based Pinoy blogger-friend’s blog and of course, I wasted no time in posting a comment in the hope that I would win. It was a simple one that went like this: Ooooo…sushi!!! My girl loves those and she makes them sometimes, simple ones, of course. I bet she would love this “Complete Book of Sushi”…and imagine my delight when I received an email informing me that I had won and there was also an announcement in the blog to this effect…

And the winner is

It did not take long for the publishing firm,


…to send me the coveted book prize and it got to me in just around three weeks later, all the way from the USA…

The Complete Book of Sushi

…in a rather big box. I thought that was really fast!

It’s in itself a very big book with lots of interesting and informative stuff inside…

Traditional customs

…not just recipes and more recipes with all the lovely glossy photographs…


…and there are even some step-by-step pictorial guides…

Step by step

I always feel that the predominant feature in Japanese cuisine that makes it stand out among the rest would be the beauty in its presentation, other than it being always very neat and clean-looking. That is why I would agree wholeheartedly with this remark in the foreword of the book…


My girl was delighted upon receiving the book and needless to say, so was I!

It was stated in the blogpost that there will be one winner of the following recipe book The Complete Book of Sushi plus your choice of a book from Tuttle Publishing worth US$25.00 and below and I did add to my aforementioned comment that…owing to the influence of the Korean dramas she (my  girl) watches faithfully and K-pop, she is so into anything Korean as well, including the food. She hopes to visit the country soon and I am sure she would love a copy of “A Geek in Korea”. .. and yes!!! It seems that they have sent this 2nd book separately and I have just collected it minutes ago from our national courier (poslaju) office as I was not at home when they delivered it to the house – I shall be blogging about it separately in another post.

I am indeed so delighted to receive the two books and I really appreciate the fact that they went through all that trouble to send it all the way from the US…and thank you so much, Raymund. Ummmm…any more contests coming up? LOL!!!

It seems that you can order the books online, so do feel free to click the link above to hop over to the publisher’s website to see what books they have in the many categories but unfortunately, there is free shipping when you spend more than $35 or more (on orders delivered within the United States) only.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

13 thoughts on “Win…”

  1. Congratulation! That’s a good comment! Now you can make tasty sushi from home. Send some over pls! 😀

    Thanks. Come on over! I can my girl to make some for you. Hehehehehe!!!!

  2. Congrats, Arthur!!!!….it seems that luck is always on your side. Indeed a nice & helpful book & you can enjoy the nice sushi Melissa is going to whip out anytime soon.

    Thank you. Looking forward to that. Will have to leave it to her and her dainty fingers. Can imagine what mine would look like should I attempt to make my own. 😀 😀 😀

  3. congratulations on your win Arthur! I don’t see how this can be a paid post. .hehe, i’m guilty of lots of those.

    Making some sushis soon?

    Thanks. Well, that is just in case they think I’m promoting the book or the publisher, so better be safe than sorry. Ya, yours are all paid posts or posts on sponsored promotional events mostly, but it’s your own domain, can do what you want…not like my miserable non-money spinning one. They say they can just close down the blog if one tries to advertise or promote anything. Sobsssss!!!!

  4. I love the versatility of sushi. Once you know how to roll it you can put just about anything inside.

    Yes, as they say, the world is your oyster, no need to stick rigidly to any recipes.

  5. Congrats to you. Am sure I would be seeing more sushi making art from you and Melissa in the future here. Love the cover. So beautifully printed.

    Thanks. Yes, it is indeed a very beautiful book, precious. I do hope she will make some during the long holiday – one month to go…but no, I don’t think I will do a good job, with my big fat clumsy fingers. 😀

  6. Lucky you! Books like this are very expensive. Since Melissa is into making sushi, she will enjoy this book. It’s the school holidays and she can try out the sushi recipes.

    Yes, I used to order from the Reader’s Digest, anything over RM100 each.

    By the way, I have just received the 2nd book, part of the prize but they sent it separately…and have since amended my above post. I shall blog about the book at a later date.

    So happy to get both of the books, a timely gift for my forthcoming birthday! Wink! Wink! 😀

  7. So happy for you that you won the book 🙂 Congrats… 🙂

    Thank you. Not one, but two!!! Yipeeeee!!!!!

  8. Congrats! Well done on winning two books 😉 Will u be trying some of the recipes in there?

    Thanks. Nope, I do not think I would do them justice – will leave it to my girl to do it. Sure needs dainty fingers to come out with anything reasonably presentable.

  9. Congratulations, a useful prize. Sad to say, I never enter competitions as I’m such a pessimist!

    I’ve won some local ones – free hotel/homestay but being “overseas”, I never got to take advantage of the vouchers. I did win some other stuff here too but I never received them – maybe they realised I’m “on the other side of the world”, the postal charges sure do not come cheap so they just chose to conveniently forget all about it.

    This is the 2nd prize that I’ve won that they mailed all the way from the US – they do have my utmost respect for being willing to do that.

  10. I am so glad you enjoyed it and won it as well. When I pressed that pick random in the rafflecopter website and saw your name I too got excited.

    Yes, a timely gift indeed…for my birthday. It’s tomorrow. 😀

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