Date night idea: sushi making
Going to a class
If you've never even thought about making sushi before, we highly recommend you go to a class. A skilled and experienced chef will put you through your paces, showing you everything you need to know from cooking the perfect rice to using seaweed sheets to make those beautiful maki rolls. Going to a proper class will give you skills that go beyond those you can pick up for yourself at home, and you will learn a lot about the history and tradition of sushi into the bargain.
Freestyling it at home
Of course, if you go to a sushi making class, there will be a whole bunch of other people there, which could really kill your romantic buzz. If you want this to be an occasion for just the two of you, then you should probably just get cracking at home. Of course, this date will require some preparation, so maybe make a trip to your local Japanese supermarket beforehand (or your local supermarket - sushi is pretty mainstream nowadays). The basics you will need are bamboo rolling mats, cling film, a very sharp knife and some good quality ingredients, which should include sushi rice, rice vinegar, nori (seaweed sheets) and fish. Make sure that the fish you buy is labelled as 'sushi grade' or 'sashimi grade', because it needs to be fresh enough to consume raw. We also recommend finding a book or online guide that will show you the basics before you get started.
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