Different Cultures,  Eat Like A Londoner,  food

Sushi-making and Sake*

Happy October! The trees are changing colour and there’s a definite chill in the air. I love Autumn- it makes me want to stack up on carbs and chai.

I’ve also been thinking back to a sushi-making class I went to in London this time last year. I’ve been a bit lax in adding this to the blog because of everything happening with the pandemic, but have finally got around to posting it.

When my friend, Jo, asked me to accompany her on a sushi-making course, I readily accepted. The chance to learn a new skill, plus the opportunity for food totally sold this to me.

Our teacher, Makiko Sano, has been teaching sushi classes for several years and supplied sushi to Buckingham Palace. In this class, we learnt how to make 4 types of sushi that can be found at most Japanese restaurants:

  • Hosomaki
  • Nigiri
  • Temaki
  • Uramaki

The class was so much fun! I wouldn’t say my sushi was the best (I didn’t win the competition) but I think it looked good enough. I thoroughly enjoyed eating it. We are also shown how to cut our sushi with the correct knife- a bit hair-raising, but thankfully I didn’t lose a fingernail! I think Makiko Sano is back to teaching classes again (at least virtually), so worth checking this, or similar classes out.

We were allowed to take our boards and chopsticks home. I’m not going to lie, I haven’t actually made sushi since, but would be keen to do it again.


*No actual Sake was consumed, sorry!

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