We love trying food from all around the world, and we adore making and trying new foods at home too. We’re big Japanese food fans – with an inordinate amount of love for Wagamamas, and who doesn’t love a Blue Monday at Yo Sushi? so when we were offered the chance to make our own sushi at home I jumped at the chance.
I’ve always loved watching sushi being made – one of the best things about Yo Sushi and many sushi restaurants is you can sit and watch it being made in their open kitchens! And I’ve always wanted to try and make some myself!
I was sent the Yutaka Sushi for Two kit* to try and make our own Sushi Rolls.
The kit includes everything you need to make sushi – boil in the bag rice, nori sheets, sushi vinegar, rolling mat and accompaniments ginger, soy sauce and wasabi. The kit also provides instructions on how to make the sushi, both in written format and pictures, as well as two recipe suggestions. We made a twist on the tuna-mayonnaise ones by adding cucumber too.
The instructions are really easy to follow so almost anyone can give it a go, although I will admit the rolling part is tricky and take a little getting used to. Dann was a dab hand at the rolling which helped.
Also a helpful tip is to really be aware of making the rice layer thin enough, too think and it is even harder to roll. Our second roll was a big improvement on the first.
And when cutting the rolls keep your knife sharp and slightly wet. Just run under a tap every few slices as it makes it so much easier to cut and gives you a nice clean, even edge.
I’m not going to lie I was pretty pleased with myself on how they came out as they look almost as good as professionals, and taste just as good too, even if I do say so myself! And I really enjoyed making my own sushi at home – feeling very Samantha from Sex and the City – you know what I’m talking about!
We’re definitely going to be picking up this kit again, or at the very least getting the rice, nori sheets and rice vinegar from our local supermarket and making our own. Find your local stockist of the kit here, or your world food aisle for the ingredients.
*sample for review provided