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12/7/08 3:17 PM
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hauchinango
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Any one try this? Is it worth the hassle? I am getting a book/kit for xmas.

I am mostly worried about perfecting the sticky rice.
12/7/08 3:28 PM
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Tried it a couple of times, didn't care for it either time.  The rice was actually the easiest part imo.  The hardest was finding decent fish.  
12/7/08 3:33 PM
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I catch my own fish, so I think that will be the easiest part.

I think I will start with simple rolls with faux crab so I dont waste good fish while learning.
12/8/08 9:43 AM
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 As long as you get the fresh fish and vegetables, it's pretty easy.
12/8/08 3:19 PM
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If anyone out there has done this,please post pics if you can.
12/9/08 3:45 PM
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crescentwrench - The rice was actually the easiest part imo. 


lol (at you) ;P
12/9/08 5:39 PM
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Yea, it's worth it if you are making it for more than just yourself. Don't expect it to look like professional sushi.
12/9/08 6:32 PM
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Fairly easy to make but be careful on what fish you use.

You shouldnt use fish you just caught as most fish are prone to having worms and you will turn into a walking tape worm.

Always use fish that are properly deep frozen that kill any parasites.

use google too.
1/11/09 5:29 PM
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Well, I got a sushi kit for xmas, and tried it out today.

I didnt want to waste good fish, so I started simply with imitation crab, cucumber and avacado. I used the nori (seaweed wrap) and made the rice.

I made enough rice to make three rolls. The first roll looked like a turd and fell apart whilest trying to eat it. It tasted great...just like a similar role at a restraunt. For the next two rolls, I summoned some of my youthful weed rolling talents and twisted up two tight, perfect rolls. Overall, it was much easier than I suspected. Now that I have a bit of confidence, I look forward to tackling a few others ( Battleship style, Inside out, etc.)

BTW, the kit I got was about 12 bucks from amazon. It came with a book, rolling mat, two sets of chopsticks, wasabi press, and soy sauce dishes. Well worth it if interested.
1/19/09 10:40 AM
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 one key concerning the rice, make sure you use the rice vinegar. The first few times I made sushi it was good but there was something missing. Then I realized I wasn't using the rice vinegar. Made a huge difference.

Sushi is cool. It's like homemade pizza. There are so many combinations and choices you can basically do whatever you want.
1/23/09 6:47 PM
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Just tried some new things. I suprised myself and everthing came out great. I havent eaten it yet, but it looks good. I should have upgraded to some better Sake though!!

http://inlinethumb37.webshots.com/43748/2611728940062402599S500x500Q85.jpg
1/27/09 2:16 AM
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8/1/09 7:32 PM
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8/6/09 8:12 PM
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Yeah, did mine with crab, shrimp or eel, always turned out good, made it for big parties but other than that, not so much
8/18/09 6:26 AM
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Im envious. How did you do it? Was the rolling part difficult?
8/18/09 7:24 AM
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Pito Chueco
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I got a kit off Amazon, has a book with some simple instructions. The kit comes with a rolling mat, chop sticks etc. Well worth the $13.

http://www.amazon.com/Sushi-Deluxe-Book-Kumfoo-Wong/dp/1402729383/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1250594472&sr=8-14

The first few rolls were a bit clumsy, but once you get the hang of it, nothing to it.

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