Happy Thursday, folks. This post is going to be a little off topic, but I considered it an experience worthy of a post and really wanted to write a review. This is my review on a sushi-making cooking class with fast food sushi chain Yo! Sushi.
Sushi is, in my opinion, the most cool, quick, delicious, fashionable food a person can eat. If you haven’t tried it because you “don’t like raw fish”, I’d first like for you to consider vegetarian options with peppers, cucumbers or any other vegetables. Secondly, I would like for you to consider the option of a Chicken Teriyaki or a beef recipe filling. Sushi isn’t just for the Japanese or more adventurous eaters and foodies (hi) out there. There are creations for everyone and surprisingly, it was easier to make than it seems.
This cooking class was a gift from my boyfriend for Christmas because
1) we are both avid sushi lovers
2) Yo! Sushi had a festive deal on for £50 for two people
So, naturally, it had to be done. I mention the Christmas deal because it actually worked out as us eating and making over £25 worth of sushi each, all the while learning how to make it ourselves. It was a complete bargain, and a great learning experience. We decided to take the class in the nearest Yo! Sushi to me – Eden Shopping Centre, High Wycombe.
The class started a little slow, the teacher a little nervous and shy. As we got past the dull parts, such as how to use the Japanese cooking knife (I don’t know) to cut salmon correctly, we then learned about the rice, the sea weed and the ingredients. The next part of the lesson was based on the various techniques of how to roll sushi, basic ideas for garnishing, and which combinations work best together. These were the parts that I found the most fun to do with my boyfriend, and it was good to have a hands-on instructor demonstrating every step of the way. He would help us if we were going wrong at all and go at the speed of the slowest person in the group (definitely not me..) so there was time for everyone to catch up before moving on to the next step.
There were six of us in the class – me and my boyfriend, two women in their 40’s who seemed to be there for a girls night, and a mother and daughter. Although we pretty much kept ourselves to ourselves, it was something all of seemed to enjoy regardless of our age or what kind of outing we were on. At the end of the class we were given a box to put our sushi in, as well as a big bottle of soy sauce used in the restaurant, some chopsticks, and some sachets of ginger and wasabi. We also got step-by-step leaflets on the different sushi rolls we’d created in the lesson. Overall a fun, light hearted evening, a bargain, and a skill building experience that was perfect for beginners.
Until next time, stay kawaii!