How To Make Sushi

sushi-homemade.jpg 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?

About the Author Shai Coggins

Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.

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