The mats were out and the ingredients were ready. Our sushi workshop was about to begin.
In recent years, sushi has seen a surge in popularity in Dublin, with people flocking to grab some of these delicious treats for their lunch and investing in sushi classes. In fact, our sushi workshop is one our most popular courses.
There’s something very cool about being able to make your nigiri sushi, nori rolls and sashimi, and to be able to show it off your friends is an added bonus (unless of course, you’re like a certain member of staff who can eat sushi by the bucket-load on their own!)
Tonight’s class was to be helmed by Chefs Nicola and Vinnie and with 25 eager sushi lovers joining them, it was going to be a busy evening!
To kick-start the evening, Vinnie lead the crowd with a demo, going through and explaining the ingredients like nori (the black seaweed wrappers used to make most wrapped sushi rolls) and rice wine vinegar and the signature green, spicy ingredient, wasabi.
Unlike rustling up something like a stew, making sushi is a more delicate process, with emphasis on the actual rice itself and the freshness of the ingredients.
“If you have sushi in your fridge for more than two days, there’s something wrong with your taste buds!” Vinnie mused.
With a careful cut here and a slice there, Vinnie demoed how to prepare the ingredients perfectly for our sushi enthusiasts and soon they were whisked down to their work benches!
Slowly but surely with looks of determination, sushi started to appear before their eyes.
Mmmm! Don’t they look great?
If you’re interested in rolling out a sushi mat and getting stuck into creating this great food, check out our Sushi Workshops on our website here. You can also read a review of our course on TheTaste.ie here.