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Sushi night

April 30th, 2008 at 12:56 pm

My friend invited me to Sushi night.

She is teaching Japanese at one of her students' house, and they decided to do sushi night. My friend used to work for a Japanese restaurant and knows the guy who is a sushi chef. So, the sushi chef came and taught us how to make a sushi roll.

The chef brought all the ingredients, rice, salmon, tuna, cucumber, fake crab, tobiko, avocado, etc. and we made our own rolls.

I started talking to the guy and found out we are from same area. And I told him how much I miss watching professional sushi chef making nigiri. He casually said, "I will do nigiri for ya." and made me a tuna nigiri. ohhhhh, I loved watching him making it for me.

He also taught us things about sushi, like sushi was invented about 300 years ago (which is not too long ago in Japanese history), but sushi using raw fish actually became popular after WWII. I didn't know it was such a recent trend. Before that, all the ingredients were cooked or prepared with vinegar.

The fee was $35. It's quite a bit IMO, but I really enjoyed the night with my friends and food.



3 Responses to “Sushi night”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    Oooh, I LOVE sushi!

    Now, what did you mean by raw being a recent invention? Did he mean to say sushi period has always been cooked UNTIL AFTER WWII? If so, I've never realized that, and I'm wondering why....

    I always thought prepared raw fish sushi was always eaten throughout sushi's history. But then, I'm not a sushi chef or historian or anything so I could be wrong.

  2. scfr Says:

    Sounds yummy!

  3. Maismom Says:

    BA,

    Rather than my not-so-good explanation, this site tells you about all things about sushi. And, check out the gallery at the bottom of the page. They look so yummy!!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sushi

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