sushi class

If there's one thing that I really like in Japan , it’s the food.
Sushi, sashimi, tempura, green tea, mochi, yakitori, just to name a few.
And one of my goals, when I moved here was: Learn how to make sushi.

Well, some good really friends made this "wish" come true, and today I can tell you, it's not an easy task.

I had the pleasure and honour to be taught by a professional sushi Chef. What an experience!

We started the lesson from scratch. 
First we prepared the rice, the vinegar sauce, cleaned and cut the fish, and prepared the wasabi. 
The "ritual" that surrounds all the processes is amazing. Cooling the rice after adding the sauce involves, in itself, an elaborate technique.

It consists of using a flat wooden spoon called shamoji to "cut the rice" with the help of a fan called uchiwa.

When everything was ready to "roll," we started.

We grabbed our tools and tried to follow the instructions and rules from the chef.

As you can see from the pictures we did a great job for a first time experience!
We made Maki Sushi, Nigiri Sushi, Uramaki and California roll.

And by the way, everything was delicious!

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