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I am thinking about getting a sushi making kit to make my own and have a few questions. What is the best but inexpensive one? What are the tricks or tips to making it? Any other advice for it. My bf and I love to go to sushi and I think in the future I want to have a sushi party type thing.
 

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I don't think you need any tools at all! Sushi is mainly done two ways: maki or nigiri. For nigiri, just grab some rice with wet hands and form a small rectangle shape, dab some wasabi on top if you like, then add the topping. The topping would traditionally be fish, but in our case, I'd use chopped marinated mushrooms, avocado, marinated tofu, etc etc. You can use a small strip of nori (seaweed) and wrap it around the nigiri to keep the toppings on. For maki, lay the full sheet of nori flat, press a thin layer of rice on the lower half closest to you. Add your toppings in a row. Then roll it up and slice into pieces with a very sharp knife.<br><br>
The one useful tool I use for making maki is a bamboo mat. This can make your rolls more firm and easier to cut. But it's not totally necessary. Have fun sushi-making!<br><br>
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I am thinking about getting a sushi making kit to make my own and have a few questions. What is the best but inexpensive one? What are the tricks or tips to making it? Any other advice for it. My bf and I love to go to sushi and I think in the future I want to have a sushi party type thing.</div>
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Sushi is pretty easy really! You need sushi rice, sheet of that dried seaweed, and a bamboo mat for rolling. I got my mat at an asian market for a buck. I watched an instructional video online, on a vegan website, and even my first rolls came out good. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> From your posts, I think we live in the same area, the market (with great cheap tofu and sushi rice too) is on Armenia Ave. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br>
ETA: Also rice vinegar.
 

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Sushi is pretty easy really! You need sushi rice, sheet of that dried seaweed, and a bamboo mat for rolling. I got my mat at an asian market for a buck. I watched an instructional video online, on a vegan website, and even my first rolls came out good. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> From your posts, I think we live in the same area, the market (with great cheap tofu and sushi rice too) is on Armenia Ave. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br>
ETA: Also rice vinegar.</div>
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I have to check that place out. I was thinking about going to a Thai market tomorrow because it is very close to me and I wanted to check out there curries anyway. I know my sister and her former partner made it a few times. I should ask her for some help.
 

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This site helped me: <a href="http://www.marisabaggett.com/vegan-sushi/" target="_blank">http://www.marisabaggett.com/vegan-sushi/</a>
 

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This site helped me: <a href="http://www.marisabaggett.com/vegan-sushi/" target="_blank">http://www.marisabaggett.com/vegan-sushi/</a></div>
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What an awesome site! I may have a vegan sushi Thanksgiving <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I made some on Friday. Turned out fantastic. Check food porn thread for pics <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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Honestly one thing I found I was missing when making sushi was a very sharp knife. hacking away at a giant sushi roll when the knife just aint cutting it is not good haha, it squashes it. Second getting the mat though, I dunno how I wouldve done it without that.
 

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I'm not especially good at making sushi so I don't have much advice but I find that a sharp, serrated knife works well for cutting the rolls and it helps a lot if you dip the blade in water each time after you cut. One thing I like that doesn't get talked about much is <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sushi#Inarizushi" target="_blank">inarizushi</a>. You'll probably have to go to an asian grocery to find it though.
 

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we bought a kit from the local supermarket to try.<br><br>
Vegan Black Metal Chef Episode 3: Tempura Asparagus Sushi<br><br>
we are going to follow this recipe. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1ei3O7y2eg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1ei3O7y2eg</a>
 

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One thing I like that doesn't get talked about much is <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sushi#Inarizushi" target="_blank">inarizushi</a>. You'll probably have to go to an asian grocery to find it though.</div>
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Oooooh that sounds really good. For some reason I've been craving fried things lately. I definitely need to get/make some.
 

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Tomorrow I'm having a sushi party for my birthday!<br><br>
I wouldn't get a kit, it's gonna be more expensive, just get sushi rice, nori, rice vinegar and fillings, then a bamboo mat and like the other poster said, make sure your knife is good and sharp.<br><br>
We make the rice, mix vinegar with sugar (I would estimate 1/2c vinegar per cup dried rice, and 1/4c sugar per cup vinegar, it seriously makes it more delicious if you have the vinegar and sugar, <i>much</i> more) and add it too the rice after it's cooked. I just pour it on and put the lid back on and let it absorb, then take the lid off and let it cool until it's pretty darn cool (it's better if you can wait, hot rice makes the nori bunch up and when it's cooler the grains stay more solid instead of getting squished). You could cool it by putting it into a bowl and stirring gently and fanning it and whatnot, but that's a lot of work.<br><br>
For fillings we usually put avocado, mango, veganaise (Our Japanese friend got us started, I swear, we don't make this up, it's authentic!) green beans, asparagus, red pepper, cucumber. We've tried everything in our house, with varied success. Greens like spinach or sprouts make it harder to role (though sprouts do taste nice), we used to fry tempeh up and put that in, which is super but more work than we usually want to go through. Celery just isn't worth it. In our minds, if we have avocado and mango, we have sushi! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> We've also mixed nutritional yeast with flax oil and put that in, it's very good. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:">
 

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Tomorrow I'm having a sushi party for my birthday!</div>
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Happy birthday!!!
 

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Tomorrow I'm having a sushi party for my birthday!</div>
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Awesome, Happy Birthday, sounds cool!
 

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Awesome, Happy Birthday, sounds cool!</div>
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Thanks, sushi parties are fun. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:"> My advice if you have a sushi party is to have everyone role the sushi, cause it's way too much work to role them all yourself. It's really messy too. But so delicious... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:">
 

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You can buy a bamboo sushi mat thing for a couple bucks at an Asian market. That's the most I think you'd need other than ingredients. You can also use a piece of wax paper or plastic wrap if you don't have a mat.
 

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Thanks, sushi parties are fun. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:"> My advice if you have a sushi party is to have everyone role the sushi, cause it's way too much work to role them all yourself. It's really messy too. But so delicious... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:"></div>
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So, how was the sushi birthday party? Did you celebrate your 21st in style, or, at least, in nori? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"> I hope you had a wonderful birthday.
 
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