What you don’t know is that I am seriously – and I mean seriously – addicted to sushi. If I don’t get my weekly fix I feel like a fish out of water, which is ironic as that is exactly what sushi is. When Visit Japan from the UK contacted me, asking if I’d like to show you how to experience the country’s cuisine from the comfort of your own home, my answer was a resounding “YAYYY!”.
Well, technically it wasn’t – I cling to the shreds of professionalism I have like Rose to that shabby door at the end of Titanic. But, as per usual, I digress. The reason I was so excited about helping promote tourism Japan is twofold. A) Ever since I got back fom my first trip to Asia this April, I have been dreaming of my inevitable return. This is me inching toward that fateful day. B) For obvious reasons, I REALLY wanted that sushi kit!
When the kit from The Japan Centre arrived I was extatic. It included all the sushi-making basics – rice, liquid seasoning, nori seaweed, pickled ginger, soy sauce, wasabi, sesame seeds and that little bamboo mat you use for rolling it up which I’m sure has a name as well. (I checked. Its name is “bamboo mat”. Ugh, English.)
All I needed to do was buy some delicious fillings to get the party started. I opted for smoked salmon, avocado, cucumber, cream cheese and spring onion. Can I get a yum yum? Watch this video to find out how to make sushi the proper Japanese way… almost.
Did you enjoy those feeble attempts at crafting presentable sushi parcels? If so, you’re in luck because Visit Japan from the UK are currently running a competition on Facebook, giving away sushi kits and – wait for it – a trip to Japan! You can enter it by clicking here.
If you need further convincing, here’s a photo of the finished product. Kawaii sushi, konichiwa! Yes, those are pretty much the only Japanese words I know – but I think they fit the situation.
Do you like sushi and have you ever tried making it? How did it go? Let me know in the comments below!