I tried to make sushi before and it ended in disaster! I didn’t want to admit defeat and when I discovered this sushi making course, I was excited. Needless to say, under the guidance of Alice, our teacher, I managed to make a successful plate containing three types of sushi.
The first part of the class involves learning to make great Japanese rice, a key ingredient in sushi. This rice is white and sticky so it’s easy to eat with chopsticks and holds its shape. It is seasoned with salt, sugar and rice wine vinegar and you can be used to make nigiri rice balls or be used in maki, California or hand rolls.
Next you’ll make the sushi itself, and each class features two rolls with delicious fillings. You might try the California roll, for example, which is an inside out sushi (the nori seaweed is on the inside), or traditional round maki with sea bass and pickled cucumber. You will learn to season the rice, choose and prepare the right fish, and roll the sushi itself. This can be tricky to do neatly if you’re a beginner, but our professional chefs will give you all the tips and advice you need.
I went for sushi a few days after and decided to sit at the bar and watch the chef, I feel like I finally get it and was following his technique. L’Atelier des Chefs have a shop where you can by all the tools of the trade. This course costs only £36 per person and you get to sit and enjoy your handmade platter at the end with a glass of wine. I was impressed.