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Learn How to Roll Sushi Posted by on Dec 31, 2014 in Culture


For Sushi lovers out there, do you make maki zushi, 巻きずし、まきずし (rolled sushi) at home? In western countries such as U.S., we often eat rolled sushi’s. Dragon Rolls, Spicy Tuna Rolls, etc..  Believe it or not in Japan, it is not so common to eat rolls. Typical sushi restaurant will have a Nigiri Zushi, 握りずし、にぎりずし which is a typical sushi that has fish on top of small amount of rice. This is to enjoy the true taste of each row fish in each bite. Common sushi rolls you might see at a typical Japanese sushi restaurant in Japan, would be something called “Hosomaki(細巻き、ほそまき)”. Hosomaki has only cucumber, or only tuna inside the roll, nothing more.  I personally think that sushi roll’s are to enjoy the combination of fish and vegetables together often with different type of sauce, such as spicy sauce etc..

In this post today, I would like to share with you the following cool video about making Sushi Rolls. This one is for smoked salmon sushi roll.

Out of all videos I have seen in the past, these videos are the most informative ones that I found personally. There are many videos out there for making sushi rolls, I am sure you have your favorite ones already, but these are my favorite! Step by step instruction is very easy to understand and follow.

Teriyaki Chicken Roll

Spicy Tuna Salmon Sushi Roll

Rainbow Sushi Roll


New Year is here, why don’t you try making one of these for New Years?  It’s nice to eat Sushi at restaurant, but sometimes, it is much more fun to make your own at home. You can mix and match your own favorite vegetables and fish and create your own custom roll as well. Enjoy!


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About the Author: keiko

Born and raised in Japan. She currently lives in U.S. with her husband and two kids.