Sushi time! Part Deux!
When Vincent said he was going to buy me an “experience” for Christmas I had a funny feeling he was going to take me to a sushi making class. Best present ever? It’s certainly up there. Especially since he’d already seen all the UFC fights that were on the DVD I got him.
Last Thursday, we headed over to Brookline for a sushi making class at Sea to You Sushi. I pride myself on being absolutely crazy about being on time, but I mixed up the start time of the class and we were half an hour late. Thankfully, we only missed the techniques and ingredients. It was on a hand out they gave us anyway. As long as we didn’t miss any sushi, we were in good shape. And hungry. We were so, so hungry.
After a quick demonstration on making a maki roll, which the instructor was kind enough to do for us again, we lined up behind our more educated classmates and piled our ingredients on a plate – salad bar style. For me, this meant lots of sweet potato and spicy mayo. For Vincent, this meant everything. I think it was his personal quest to use every ingredient they had on site. He also paid extra so we could have shrimp tempura (my favorite) for our rolls. YES! As you can see from the photos below, Vincent’s rolls were far prettier than mine. Mostly this is because mine are covered in spicy mayo (two things I hate separately, but together are magic on sushi)
Each sushi masterpiece we created went immediately in to our mouths. Since we were late, we missed the part of the class where they told us not to eat out sushi so that they could take a picture of us with our finished plate. Oops. You know what? I don’t regret a thing. It was delicious. And again, we were very hungry. Plus, since they needed to photograph us with something other than empty plates, it gave us an excuse to make an additional few rolls – which we then took home to eat.
Sea to You Sushi offers three levels of sushi classes. After Joe and Kim’s sushi making party we had a basic idea of what we were doing, but we needed to learn the basics like knife prep and rolling techniques. One girl in our class created a near perfect caterpillar roll – avocado slivers and all. MOVE UP TO LEVEL THREE, SHOW OFF. THIS IS FOR PEOPLE THAT WANT TO JAM AS MUCH SWEET POTATO AS THEY POSSIBLY CAN INTO A JUMBO ROLL AND THEN EAT IT WHEN THEY’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO….or something.
Much like my beer brewing post, I’m not going to go through the specifics of creating the near perfect sushi creations Vincent and I mustered up. My two reasons for doing so, again, are because I will probably tell you something wrong and I want you to give them your money. Plus, it’s a super fun activity to do with others (or alone, no judgements).