8 Useful Tips: How to Make REAL Sushi like Japanese!

8 Useful Tips: How to Make REAL Sushi like Japanese!

Today we can find sushi anywhere in the world. Therefore many people who have never been to Japan know or tried sushi. Yet, as a Japanese woman, it is very hard to find authentic sushi outside of Japan. If you are making sushi at home, I will tell youI 8 tips on how you can make real sushi like Japanese.



 

8 Useful Tips: How to Make REAL Sushi like Japanese!

 

1. Rice is everything

The rice used to make sushi must be sticky so that it will stay together in a shape of sushi. Yet it shouldn’t be too soft either. When you make sushi, Japanese rice is preferred. If you can’t find any Japanese rice, try to choose Italian vialone rice or medium grain rice. Sushi rice is mixed with vinegar. Mix vinegar, sugar and salt in 5:1: 0.5 proportion and heat them up while mixing in a pot. After cooling down the vinegar sauce, pour it on the cooked rice. As you mix the sauce with rice, mix it as if you are cutting the rice with rice paddle. When the rice is cooled down to the body temperature, you are ready to make sushi.

 

2. How much rice do we use

In many expensive sushi restaurants in Japan, they don’t make sushi with a lot of rice. In fact, the average of amount of rice used in sushi is about 15-20g. It is because you will be able to eat many kinds of sushi with different fishes, if single sushi doesn’t contain too much rice. If you can make many different types of sushi, try it!

 

3. Serve many types of fish and seafood

As I said earlier, Japanese people like to try as many different types of fish as they can. One thing that we are really disappointed about some sushi restaurants in other countries is the lack of variety of fish they serve. In Japan, in addition to tuna and salmon, we also serve yellowtail, snapper, mackerel, etc. We also serve squid, octopus, shrimps, and clams as well. If you can get fresh fishes, serve as many different types of fish as you can!

 

4. Wet your hand when you make sushi

When you make sushi, we usually wet our hand before talking a portion of rice. It will prevent rice to stick to your hands. Squeeze the rice lightly on the right hand. It is important not to squeeze it too hard.

 

5. How to make sushi

Put wasabi on the middle of a slice of raw fish. Then place the rice on top of that. Press the center of the rice lightly, so that it will stand still on the plate. Gently turn the sushi upside down, while applying pressure on the side. Apply pressure on the side again when you put it on the plate. It will make it look great.

 

6. Makizushi

If you are trying to make makizushi, it is important to place the rice evenly on nori (seaweed). It is also important not to put too much ingredients in the center.

 

7. Vinegar tasted gingers and Japanese tea

If you have been to Japanese restaurants, sushi is usually served with vinegar tasted gingers. It is because gingers will prevent you to get sick from raw fish. Japanese tea also has the same benefit, so you can serve it after the meal.

 

8. Enjoy eating sushi as you wish

Lastly and most importantly, you should enjoy eating sushi! If you are not good with using chopsticks, you can use a hand to eat sushi. Some amateurs of sushi eat it like that in expensive restaurants.

 

Conclusion

I hope you know how to make great sushi like Japanese now. If you are inviting Japanese friends to sushi party, you know how to impress them!

 

8 Useful Tips: How to Make REAL Sushi like Japanese!

1. Rice is everything
2. How much rice do we use
3. Serve many types of fish and seafood
4. Wet your hand when you make sushi
5. How to make sushi
6. Makizushi
7. Vinegar tasted gingers and Japanese tea
8. Enjoy eating sushi as you wish