- Sushi Kit provides all the ingredients (excluding fresh toppings), tools, and instruction needed to create Japanese-style sushi
- Premium ingredients from the Baycliff Company include sushi and rice vinegars, short-grain rice, nori seaweed sheets, soy sauce, wasabi, and pickled ginger
- Tools include a bamboo nori rolling mat and a rice paddle
- Sushi Chef Cookbook includes a brief history, step-by-step instructions, and recipes
- Enough ingredients included to prepare a meal for 12 with approximately 125 pieces of individual sushi
Hard to use
Where is it?
List of items included in kit…
Sushi Chef Cookbook
Nori for wrapping the sushi
Spicy Wasabi Horseradish
Dark Soy Sauce
Bamboo Mat for rolling-up your creations
I had a blast creating my own sushi!
Watch ordered in july
Cheaper if you buy them individually…
Great Little Sushi Making Kit
The little instruction booklet is great. Of course, this kit is no substitute for years of apprenticeship with a Tokyo master chef, but, if you have some appreciation for the aesthetic of sushi and a flare for D.I.Y. and access to sushi-grade fish, then this is the kit for you.
Sushi Chef Making Kit
A sushi lover’s dream!
If you like sushi, you will love this sushi making kit.
Poor Quality Control
Good Gift… If you like a box of loose rice.
Unfortunately, I decided to look past the several negative reviews regarding the busted bag of rice. I figured this issue must have been solved by now and/or couldn’t possibly happen to me as well. I was dead wrong. I just received my package and just as others have explained, the bag of rice was busted and the entire box is full of loose rice. Very disappointing.
I was very excited about this gift. I even purchased several other sushi-related items to give along with it. Unfortunately, I would be embarrassed to give this gift in the condition I received it. Now I have 4 days until Christmas to come up with a whole new plan. Thanks for nothing Amazon.
If you are a risk taker, go ahead and give it a shot. Maybe you will be luckier than the rest of us and receive a perfectly good set.
Great Starter Kit… Could improve the book
Best buy in years
Everything you need
Good if you don’t want to just get the stuff on your own for a lot less…
But it does get you started and will allow you to make some basic sushi. Like other people have said the cookbook included is just terrible!! It talks about toasting the nori even though the package of nori already says “toasted nori”! The cookbook is just terrible. In trying to follow it to the letter for making the rice I burned the hell out of it! But you learn what you realy need to do quickly.
Bottom line the cookbook included is about the worst cookbook ever written, the “kit” could be gotten for half as much or less, and it should have included sesame seeds.. Still a decent gift and will get you started.
I have only one gripe. The method for making sushi rice with a pan. Skip it. Just bring the water to a boil and then turn it down to medium low and watch it. I am looking for brown rice to use for this(I know its supposed to be a no-no but they had to use something like it when they first started making sushi- white rice being a recent thing) but can’t find any fat rice.
Good luck if you buy. it takes a little getting used to and yes.. buy more Nori sheets. It runs out quick.
Not a good start
great gift for your sushi chef
Not what I was expecting
Fun & Easy
Sushi Chef Sushi Making Kit
everything you need in one box
With this kit, you have the mat, the spoon, and all the edibles necessary sans the actual fillings (fish, veggies, etc.) And not only does the kit have edible components, they are top notch. The wasabi is scorchingly spicy, the rice vinegar is tangy, and the rice cooks and clumps together with ease. The soy sauce and wasabi are so good, in fact, that I would go out of my way to buy them if I saw them at a store somewhere.
But, the best part of this kit is the manual. It’s straightforward, written in simple English, and has very nice photos. As I read each page of instructions, I feel like I’m being walked through step-by-step by a close friend. I made darned good sushi my very first try.
Criticisms? Hmmm… not many. The price is right. Maybe it’d be nice if they had a special “sushi knife” or something enclosed, but whatever.
Bottom line: if you’re looking to make sushi at home for the first time, you won’t be sorry with this purchase.
ok, but could have got ingredients for much less.
ok kit, some components not so good
Less than the sum of its parts
Aside from preparing the rice, you really don’t need a cookbook and paying about $20 extra for it is really not a worthwhile exercise. The beauty of sushi is that you can pick and choose the ingredients that go in as “stuffing”. If you don’t like raw fish, there are plenty of raw vegetables and cooked ingredients that you can find. If raw fish is your bag, be careful where you buy it and how you store it–some regulations require sushi-grade fish to be deep-frozen once, then thawed properly before sale. If this is not done properly, the flesh will be off-color, watery and fibrous, as if after a freezer-burn. Supermarket grade raw salmon is not a good substitute either, as it is not handled with proper standards of cleanliness for sushi-grade fish. Avoid lake fish, as they often contain parasites (killed in proper cooking). When out of options, you can always use smoked salmon from a supermarket, other kinds of smoked fish or imitation crab flakes. The best option may be a lightly seared tuna steak, but these are very expensive. Fresh-caught saltwater fish is usually OK. Vegetables can be raw or cooked, but they should be cut into 1/4″ strips for use in maki rolls (or sliced diagonally for nigiri). Assembly is simple–for nigiri, just make an oblong rice “ball” from seasoned rice assemble all the “toppings” in reverse order on one hand, pick up the rice ball with the other, then join them together and lightly crimp the toppings on top of the rice. You can use a small dollop of wasabi as a binder, placing it on top of the rice ball before attaching the toppings. If maki assembly instructions don’t come with your sushi mat, all you need to know is that the layer of rice should be about 1/4″ thick and the “toppings” or “stuffing” go across the mat, closer to the edge from which you start rolling. Also, leave about 1/2″ of nori uncovered, so that you can seal the edge once the maki is rolled up. It is quite common to line the sushi mat with two layers of plastic wrap (on both sides!) to simplify the process (and, in some cases, to satisfy sanitary regulations–not applicable at home). Other than the amount, there are really no limits on toppings, as long as they are not liquid.
Bottom line is that the kit is serviceable, but with middling or low quality ingredients. It will do in a pinch, but is overpriced and somewhat overhyped. Don’t expect to come up with sushi-bar-quality rolls from it, but if you’re a novice, this makes for a good introduction.