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Sushi Making Kits - Homemade Sushi Made Easy

Updated on April 25, 2012

Sushi Making Kits

Sushi is one of those foods that is either loved or hated, there's no real middle ground when it comes to it. I'm definitely a lover of Sushi and though there are more and more Japanese lunch bars cropping up, it's not easy to get high quality Sushi to eat at home if there isn't one in your area.

Sushi making kits are ideal for making Sushi to eat at home. It's not one of the easiest cuisines to prepare if you haven't been taught, but there are plenty of good books out there that will take you through a step by step guide on how to make Sushi. You definitely need specialist tools for the job though and that's why Sushi making kits are an ideal addition to the kitchen. Once you get the hang of preparing Sushi, it's one of the most fun foods to make. Sushi making kits also make great gifts.

9 Piece Sushi Gift Set

Some Sushi kits don't come with a bamboo mat which means that you have to purchase that separately, but the 9 Piece Sushi Gift Set listed to the right does. It's a pretty comprehensive set. You get: a Sushi Plate 8.5" x 5.5", A Dipping Sauce Dish 3" x 3", A 13" Sushi Knife, Bamboo Mat 9.5" x 9.5", A Rice Spatula, Chopsticks, A Sushi Mold and A How To Make Sushi Guide Book.

Joyce Chen Deluxe Sushi Part Set

Another Sushi making kit that comes with a bamboo mat is the Joyce Chen Deluxe Sushi Party Set listed to the right. The set consist of: A Bamboo Mat, Rice Paddle, Sushi Rice, Seaweed Sheets, Pickled Ginger, Horseradish Powder (Wasabi), Sushi Rice Seasoning and an Instructional Booklet.

Sushi Making Set II

Another good kit is the Sushi Making Set II, which contains: A Wooden Rice Tub, Bamboo Rolling Mat, Wooden Rice Scoop, Rice Molds, 4 Piece Square Porcelain Plate Set and 4 Pairs of Chopsticks.

Sushi Making Kits - The Tools

What do I need to make Sushi?

  • Firstly, you need something which isn't usually included in Sushi making kits. You need a Sushi knife. Preparing sashimi and cutting Sushi rolls is an art in itself, one that needs a proper tool for the job. Regular kitchen knives will only make the job harder because they tear at the raw fish and seaweed if they aren't super sharp. If you are seriously in to making Sushi, then a Sushi knife would be a good investment.
  • It isn't essential, but if you generally have trouble cooking rice, then you will find cooking Sushi rice a task. Investing in a rice cooker may be something to consider if you plan on making Sushi at home on a regular basis.
  • If you plan on making Sushi rolls, you will definitely need a bamboo mat to aid the rolling of the rice, fish, vegetables and seaweed. If you don't use a mat, it's virtually impossible to roll the ingredients and stick the roll together tightly so that it doesn't fall apart. Imagine trying to roll a giant hand rolled cigarette, not easy!
  • If you find it hard to mold the Sushi rice by hand, a mold set may come in useful.

Pacific Rim Gourmet Sushi Kit

This kit contains all the ingredients you need to make Sushi, except for the fresh fish and vegetables which you will need to buy on the day of making the Sushi for optimum freshness.

The Sushi Kit II contains: Sushi Rice, Seaweed Sheets, Pickled Ginger, Wasabi Powder, Ready Made Wasabi, Soy Sauce, Sushi Rice Vinegar, Sweet Cooking Rice Wine and White Sesame Seeds.

The kit also contains: A Sushi Plate, Sushi Press and a How To Make Sushi Book.

Sushi Serving Sets

If you want to go the whole hog and serve Sushi traditionally, you will need the correct plates and utensils to do so. If you've gone to the trouble of making Sushi at home, you may as well serve it up in the way it is intended.

A good set for Serving Sushi should include, Sushi Plates, Dipping Sauce Dishes and Chopsticks.

How To Make Sushi Books

In Japan it takes a total of ten years to become a professional Sushi chef, so it's no wonder that making Sushi at home can be a tricky affair to begin with. Luckily there are loads of informative books on the subject that take you through a step by step guide to making Sushi.

Some people are put off of making Sushi at home because they think it will be too difficult. It is difficult at first, but once you get the basics of making the rice just right, molding it and learning how to make Sushi rolls, it's a really fun experience. Plus the results are pretty tasty too.

So don't be daunted by Sushi making at home, get a book, learn the basics and soon you'll be on your way to professional looking and tasting Sushi in no time at all!


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