I welcomed a family of 4 for sushi class. Yes, cooking sushi is popular than cooking ramen in this season since it’s been very warm in Japan!?
The temperatures in Tokyo these days are almost 30’s Centigrade and almost 70 % of humidity. If you walk outside, you may sweat even though just staying still or walking slowly.
Anyway, I’m always good relieve when I see the customer shows up at the meeting point for cooking class. Everybody looks great, and exciting for the class, that is I expect for people. I am always exciting to meet new people who love cooking, too!
I sincerely enjoy sharing cooking with people who like Japan, Japanese culture and Japanese food.
When the time for rolling sushi, I become very serious to teach how to roll it. It is necessary to use both palms and fingers fits on the mat to make round shape of the roll.
Yes! everyone did a great job!
Every family member liked sushi rolls! Hope you will make sushi roll again in your country.
Today is my 4th Sushi lesson in Jul. The participants came from UK and Australia. The lady from UK is an enthusiast for learning maki-zushi, and she brought newly met her friend to the class. Both ladies are lovely and I had great time with them.
Rolling sushi seems difficult that students in my class say before practice. However, everyone makes beautiful rolls once they get some tips.
People often asks me if sushi roll is made for daily family meal? It is depend on the each family but I answer sushi roll is mainly made for occasional meal, such as celebrating birthday, festivals and ceremonies. Also sushi is convenient for outside meal since you can eat with fingers, without chopsticks. Making Maki-zushi is not a daily meal, too much tasks.
Embarrassingly, I haven’t made sushi roll before I began to teach Japanese cooking for tourists since my culinary background is French cooking….poor excuse! However, once I get to make rolls it is easier than I expected. I failed time to time then I got how to make visually nice rolls. I did same experience with the students in my class, so I understand what is difficult points for the first tries.
I’ m always happy to see the students made great rolls!
I had special request to make sushi roll and cooking fish by a couple from UK.
Regularly our cooking class offers one main dish, two side dishes, rice and miso soup. However, we can cope with extra main dish or side dish if someone requests with additional fee.
Then we decided to cook Salmon naban marinade which is Japanese style escabeche, sushi roll, cucumber with sweet sesame dressing, fried eggplant with miso sauce at the class. I assumed the class will be busier than the regular class, so I prepared the ingredients elaborately.
Making sushi roll is challenging, but mostly the participants has done very well, embarrassedly, sometime better than me(!).
The participants were well done for chopping ingredients and major the seasonings to make sauces.
Fanning make cooked rice cooler faster than room temperature
Making an egg omelet for center of sushi roll. Little challenging at the begging of the part, but I’m sure you will get accustomed and finally make a beautiful omelets.
Spread out vinegar rice over nori seaweed to make base of the roll. .
They made beautiful sushi rolls and enjoyed for lunch.
I appreciate your amazing review for Trip Advisor. I’m glad you and your wife enjoyed the class.
Thank you for coming!