Now just to get one thing straight, although people say sushi is raw fish - it is actually smoked fish most of the time, so its perfectly fine to eat. A lot of English sushi uses smoked salmon, smoked trout, tuna or prawns, and you can also have vegetarian options using eggs, and vegetables.
Sushi is the vinegard rice that the fish or vegetables are wrapped in with a Nori Sheet or used to make Nigiri whereas sushimi is just the fish.
Now in Japan, they do actually use raw fish in some of their restaurants, so it is true, but in England, it is made to suit our palates.
Sushi is such a delight to look at. It has to be one of the most prettiest dishes to look at. With all the colours and swirls of different ingredients. The fish is sliced in a special way which is why it is also very expensive, this is due to the labour that goes into the dishes and the skills of the knife.
Now, as I said, it is also fun to do at home if you fancy a challenge. Its great to do in a group, with the kids, or just as a cooking night with the other half.
I was sent Yutakas Sushi Kit for 2 to try. Now, we have actually made sushi in the past (ok years ago, so we are out of practice - so bear with us) and I have quite a few ingredients in my cupboards, but this kit has everything you need, apart from the fish and vegetables.
My first impression was that - there is NO room for error. With only two Nori Sheets, you've got to get it right. So, I would buy extras if you have never done this before. There is also a lot of ginger. Luckily, we like ginger, but many do not, so this would be a waste. However, you really do have everything you need.
I like putting ginger on top of my sushi bites, however, you can put ginger inside the sushi and even spread a little wasabi on the rice.
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