Our first Sushi Party in 2019
Where to get ingredients
Tokyo Fish Market in Berkeley is highly recommended. You go up to the counter, grab a number, and when it’s your turn, tell them what type of fish you’d like and how much. When I saw that they had fresh wasabi root, I was impressed. They’ll even give you a bag of ice so you can make sure your fish stay fresh in transport.
Alternatively, if you’re in San Francisco, Nijiya Market has a good selection of fish as well.
Real wasabi root: not horse radish!
What fish to get
Here’s what I once got for a sushi party I’d prepared for my wife and I:
- Tuna (maguro): 3/4 pound (~$20/lb)
- Salmon (sake): 1 pound (~$20/lb)
- Hamachi: 1/2 pound (~$22/lb)
- Imitation crab (kanikama)
I’ve been quite pleased with using Kokuho Rose Premium Quality rice. I’ll get a 10 pound bag. I’ll season the rice with Tamanoi Sushinoko instead of trying to season it myself with vinegar. In my opinion, I think it’s perfectly fine for making sushi at home, and saves a lot of time for my needs.
I use about 300g of cooked rice to 3 teaspoons of sushinoko, sprinkled on the rice while it’s still hot from the rice cooker.
I like to cook my rice with a Zojirushi Neuro-fuzzy rice cooker.
Valentine’s Sushi Party 2020
Types of sushi
I’ll prepare several different types of sushi:
- Temaki (handrolls)
I’ll also leave some pieces of fish to eat as sashimi as well. These can be used in making Temaki during the meal well.
Temaki handroll sushi