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    Beginner Sushi.

    Maya's Mama
    Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:43 pm
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    So I want to learn how to make sushi. How do I start, where do I start?? Pointers any one??
    Leggy Peggy
    Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:46 am
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    Sushi is a hands-on dish -- and a little hard to explain in print.
    Youtube probably has lots of videos on the best techniques.
    If you happen to come to Australia, my daughter can show you icon_smile.gif icon_smile.gif
    Maya's Mama
    Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:10 am
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    lol... thanks.
    is there a particular roll that would be a good one to start with?
    Leggy Peggy
    Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:15 am
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    Lots of people start with what is called a California roll.
    But you can make all sorts of combos -- adding and/or leaving out
    ingredients that you love or that don't appeal.

    The key to sushi is getting the darn thing rolled up. icon_smile.gif icon_wink.gif
    Maya's Mama
    Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:16 am
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    Is it difficult?
    When you go to the Japanese restaurants it looks so easy. rolls right up!
    Leggy Peggy
    Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:44 pm
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    It's not really difficult but you'll need a bit of practice to keep the innards in! icon_smile.gif
    Stella Mae
    Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:31 pm
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    What you find in Chinese restaurants and even some fast-food Japanese restaurants is American-style sushi, not authentic sushi.

    If you want the real thing, you must use specific ingredients, and they can easily be found in your Asian section of the supermarket or an Asian grocery store.

    Try this for sushi.

    Minado's Perfect Sushi Rice
    Rinshinomori
    Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:32 pm
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    There are many web sites that show how to make sushi. I've been making sushi since I can crawl LOL literally, but it's hard to write about it. There are all kinds of sushi and ones featuring nigiri or fish on top takes decades of hands on experience as shown by the movie Jiro Loves Sushi. It's an art form not taken very lightly in Japan. However, for regular home cooks, you can certainly make makizushi - the rolled kind with some practice.

    Here is a very good youtube for making makizushi. I love Cooking with the Dog chef - she's quite good. Check it it out!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Hy55UIjaqY&feature=plcp
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