Sushi 101

WE LOVE SUSHI! A few personal favorites: dragon roll, volcano roll, and tiger roll. When we learned that our local H-Mart was having a little class on sushi making, of course we had to go learn with our friends, and maybe make fun of their cooking skills. As we lined up at the “cooking table”, the chef looked surprised that the turnout was a bunch of kids in their 20’s. We put on clear gloves and started to focus on today’s mission: make a nice California roll with minimal teasing from our friends.

Sushi 101
Sushi 101
Sushi 101

We giggled and eventually grabbed the right amount of rice to spread onto our seaweed sheets. Some of us had too much or too little rice. Shaking sesame seed on it brought exciting feelings like we did when we sprinkled colorful, well, sprinkles on our ice cream. After our salmon and avocado was set in place, rolling them was the hardest part. Since the texture of the salmon and avocado were so slippery, we were careful not to squeeze too hard and cause them to slip out of the roll or get mushed. With the chef’s help, the ingredients stayed inside.

Sushi 101
Sushi 101
Sushi 101

This experience certainly proved that making sushi requires patience and LOTS of practice. Of course, it was delicious to eat as always. Now that we got the basics, maybe we’ll make sushi next weekend… or maybe just eat them at the restaurant…?

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