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The Magnificent Seven Sushi Tools for Your Home Sushi Making Journey

Updated: Mar 18

Hello sushi lovers! I've rounded up some nifty gadgets that have become my go-to tools in our sushi-making classes. Check them out and see if you can up your sushi game at home.



1. Sushi Rice Mixing Tub (Hangiri)

Planning to whip up some sushi rice? You'll need a hangiri – that's your sushi rice mixing tub, typically crafted from cypress wood. Why cypress? Two reasons: it magically absorbs excess moisture, ensuring your sushi rice isn't swimming in vinegar, and it whispers a hint of cypress aroma into your rice, subtly elevating its flavor. Saw me wielding a gigantic hangiri in class? For your kitchen, a 10 to 13-inch should do the trick. Plus, it doubles as a chic Chirashi serving dish. Style and function!




 


2. Makisu Bamboo Rolling Mat

Ever wonder how to keep your bamboo mat rice-free? Simple: wrap it in a gallon-sized Ziploc bag. But not all mats fit perfectly – except this 27cm x 27cm gem. Wrapping it in plastic is one way, but slipping it into a Ziploc? Chef's kiss for ease and cleanliness.

Snag it here: MTC Kitchen.




 




3. The Ultimate Knife Sharpener

Gone are the days of laboriously sharpening knives on whetstones. I've switched to this automatic wizard that slashes sharpening time by 75%. Trust me, having a dull knife is like jumping out of a plane without a parachute – a downright disaster waiting to happen. Got a fancy knife from your better half? Keep it sharp!




 


4. Top-Tier Rice Cooker

If rice is a staple in your diet, investing in a quality rice cooker is a no-brainer. It guarantees perfectly cooked grains every time, without hogging your energy or making a mess. Cleaning up is a breeze, too. Honestly, it's the kitchen MVP.





 


5. Nori Seaweed Tin Can

Every sushi chef's secret? A tin can to keep nori crisp and fresh. Choose from two sizes and colors – the handmade Japanese version with sharp corners or the machine-made Chinese one with rounded edges. Your nori, your rules.


Pick your favorite on Amazon: Orange




 


6. Soy Sauce Plates

These aesthetically pleasing plates are not just for soy sauce; they're perfect for any small dish, elevating your home sushi experience. Ever wondered why each plate has a different design? It's all about giving diners a unique, visually appealing experience – because, as the Japanese say, "you eat with your eyes first."




 



7. Sashimi Knife Masamoto

Did you know there's no such thing as a "sushi knife." What sushi chefs use is a Yanagiba or Sashimi knife. It’s single beveled, narrow blade is designed to slice raw fish with minimal damage, preserving its flavor and texture. Masamoto? They're the crème de la crème among US sushi chefs.





 


Interested in Breakthrough Sushi to cater your next event? Email us for an quite, or order the premium hand roll kit available for pick up or delivery in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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