DIY Sushi!

sumosan sushi masterclass

best russian fresh salmon for sushi

Sumosan sushi restaurant how to make sushi demonstration

making salmon sushi

make your own sushi seaweed and sticky rice

orange fish eggs for sushi

avocado and crab sushi

rolling sushi in a bamboo sushi mat


Its quite hard to believe that this time last year I hadn’t even tasted proper sushi. There’s no way that I’d call myself knowledgeable, but what I can be sure of is that now I bloody LOVE it! It all started with a trip to Morocco (ok not Tokyo but you know!) Where I sampled an incredible array of sushi’s which tasted even better than you’d imagine mainly because they were displayed on a crazy wooden bridge…

Two days later and most definitely hooked, I cheekily invited myself to watch the sushi chef at the Sofitel hotel where we stayed to show me show he made it. It was a revelation! Rolling up rice with cling film covered bamboo mats? Who knew!


Sushi Making Tips

I never got to give it a go myself until Sumosan invited me to a little masterclass with their head sushi chef who flew over from Russia for evening! I learned that the best salmon for Sashimi is sourced super fresh and daily from Russia and that when moulding your sticky rice, you should handle it as little as possible, wetting your fingers to prevent pulling it apart. It was all a little fiddly, particularly when you flip over the seaweed sheets and then have to squash them into a tight roll with intent.

I like to think I was pretty good… Hey, it tasted amazing, particularly when paired with the finest sakes! – Have you ever given making sushi a go?

finished sushi and sashimi rolls

cutting up sushi rolls

pickled ginger with fresh hand made sushi and sashimi

eating sushi sumosan london

best sake in london at sumosan

fish eggs and avocado sushi pieces

If you can’t be bothered to try the kit and make your own, check out Sumosans delicious menu here!

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  • Maria January 19, 2014 at 3:55 PM

    This looks amazing!

    Maria xxx

  • Matthew Pike January 19, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    I love sushi but I’m never given it a go myself, I’d love to though!

    Buckets & Spades

  • Emily January 16, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    Your Sushi looks so much more professional than the time my high school Japanese teacher bought the ingredients to school and we spent class in the kitchen trying to wrestle sushi together. We didn’t have such great ingredients either so the results were… well, not worth the effort, haha. x

  • Jodie January 16, 2014 at 3:41 PM

    It looks so tasty : ) I would like to learn how to make sushi.

  • LucyLovesYa January 16, 2014 at 1:24 PM

    Oh my! I’m hungry now …. 🙂