Vegetarian Sushi Making Workshop with Japan Centre, London
If you've ever fancied making your own Japanese food but aren't sure where to start then Japan Centre's London cookery courses are the perfect solution.
Love Japan Magazine were lucky enough to be invited to a class to master the art of vegetarian sushi making. And not only did we have a lot of fun, but also managed to rustle up an impressive array of colourful and tasty sushi creations!
To kick off the class, our tutor talked us through some of the staple ingredients used in sushi making and gave us some handy tips on which kinds of rice to buy and how to cook and separate it.
Throughout the class there were easy-to-follow demonstrations followed by the opportunity to get hands on and create our own sushi. Everything we made was filled with fresh salad and vegetables - we were amazed at just how much you can cram into one sushi roll! A tasty way to get your 5 a day whilst having a lot of fun in the process.
During the 2 hour course we tried our hand at making a range of different types of sushi including uramaki inside out rolls, inari rice filled tofu pockets, sushi 'cake' and temari rice balls.
The great thing about this course was that our tutor encouraged us to choose our own ingredients and get creative. Before long we were all rolling sushi like a pro and testing out lots of different fillings and toppings. By the end of the class we all went away armed with the skills to make several types of sushi as well as two bento boxes full of our own delicious and colourful creations!
After toasting our success with a cup of sake we popped into the Japan Centre on Panton Street to pick up some supplies including sushi rolling mats, nori (seawood), rice and soy wrappers - everything you need for sushi making under one roof. You can buy your supplies online too.
Japan Centre offer other courses including creative bento making and okonomiyaki cookery - head over to their events page to find out more and book.
Photography: Emily Valentine