For many years, I've convinced myself that I didn't really like sushi. I think I made that snap judgement as a teenager after I tasted my first California Maki Roll from a fastfood place. Not a great place to start learning the art of eating sushi. But yes, after that, I didn't venture much in to sushi eating.
Early this year though, I made the decision to give sushi another try. And, I'm so glad I did. Now, I have another source of great food enjoyment.
In fact, I liked sushi so much, I ended up wanting to learn how to make them at home. And, one of the first step-by-step instruction that I found was this from Coconut and Lime: How to Make Maki Sushi. But, before I got the chance to try that one out, I found this kit from the local grocery store that I go to:
It's the Obento Sushi Kit.
And, it contains the following inside one box:
- a packet of sushi rice
- Nori (seaweed sheet)
- vinegar mixing powder (for the sushi rice)
- a small bottle of soy sauce (for dipping)
- a small packet of wasabi
- a bamboo mat (for rolling the sushi)
- an instruction booklet
So, basically, all you need really is to buy whatever sushi filling you want to put in. So far, I've been going for either seasoned tuna + cucumber combo or chicken teriyaki + avocado combo or the freshly seasoned shrimp + avocado or cucumber combo.
Using the kit, I've managed to replicate the sushi flavour that I like. So, the Obento Sushi Kit does come recommended if you're a newbie wannabe sushi maker like me.
Now, my next challenge is to learn how to improve my sushi making skills. And - try to explore other ways of making sushi. Even if it means just changing the fillings that I'm used to!
I mean, look at this Papaya Shikai Maki and the intricate way that they're rolled. I even heard some people can make mini sculptures with their sushi. Not sure how that works out - but definitely way out of my league. 😉
Do YOU like sushi? What are your favourite types of sushi? Have you tried to make your own sushi yet?