Sushi & Sashimi at Hashimoto
Last Christmas I was gifted a sushi and sashimi cooking class at Reiko Hashimoto’s school in Wimbledon by nearest and dearest. Lovely lady, good instruction and tips on where to grab the ingredients from. One of the most useful tips she imparted was that when at the fishmongers’tell them you’ll be serving sushi tomorrow – this way they’ll give you the freshest fish they have. We made hand rolls, maki rolls, inside-outs, miso soup and tempuras. The Japanese omelette, made in many layers which one would have to roll up in a rectangular frying pan, was particularly yummy. It took a good few attempts to re-create it at home as the first attempt made roadkill look more tempting.
I used to think sushi was the healthier option when eating out. However, the rice in sushi is laden with added sugar for taste and texture. I’ll have some sashimi and umm dust then please. Not.