Asturias, Spain — If there’s one food that I can’t live without, it will be SUSHI. Sounds exaggerated but yes, I eat sushi wherever I go. I remember when visiting Paris for the first time, I went straight to a sushi bar around the neighborhood of Montmartre straight from the airport. Admit it or not, sushi isn’t just a delicious bite-sized vinegary rice with raw fish or other stuff; it’s one of the cutest thing ever invented that makes people delighted by just looking at it.
It’s almost time to bid goodbye to summer so I decided to make some homemade sushi rolls. The ingredients are pretty easy to find. In Spain, if there isn’t any Asian store in your area, the best option is to look around the international section of Hipercor, Supercor or Carrefour supermarket.
So I got Nori Seaweed sheets, Sushi Rice, Rice vinegar, Wasabi paste, Sushi mat(Chinese shop) and Chopsticks(Tiger shop).
The first thing I did was cooking the sushi rice. It was “1 cup rice to 1 cup of water” ratio. I let it boil then cooked slowly in low fire for 15 minutes. Fire off and let it cool down in room temperature for almost 1 1/2 hours.
Then I had to make the vinegar mixture. I mixed 1 1/2 tablespoon of rice vinegar with 1 tablespoon of white sugar and 1 teaspoon of salt. I whisked it until it became homogenuous then I heat the mixture in the microwave for 15 seconds.
Voila! This time rolling a sushi got more exciting. I put the vinegar mixture together with the sushi rice in a wooden bowl (preferably). I made sure that the mixture was well distributed to the sushi rice.
I didn’t dare to use raw Salmon or Tuna as it was my first time making a sushi. I was darn scared of wasting fish which I consider a “luxury” food so I opted out getting Avocado, Cucumber, Feta cheese and Crab sticks instead.
Bravo to myself! I made three rolls!
It didn’t look that bad for the first time. Surprisingly the rolls really tasted like sushi. I dipped every piece in a soy sauce with wasabi.
Overall, it was a great and chill experience! It’s worth sparing another time to make some 🍣. Maybe in the future I’ll try out some other ingredients like fermented ginger, salmon roe, salmon, tuna or butterfish.
Expenses: Blue Dragon Sushi Rice × € 2.35 Blue Dragon Rice Vinegar × € 2.10 Blue Dragon Nori Sheets × € 2,20 Blue Dragon Wasabi Paste × € 3.35 Tiger Bamboo chopsticks × € 0.50 Sushi Mat × € 0.60 Feta Cheese × € 2.45 Avocado × € 0.70/piece Crabsticks and Cucumber × FREE Total: € 14.45 (₱ 830.70)