We asked Chef Tadao Fujisaki from Tokyo Sushi Academy Singapore to give Liping, who loves Japanese food, a crash course in making sushi – it’s a healthy meal or snack option if you skip the dressing and go for less rice.
Part 1: Attempting a Temaki (Handroll)
1 Getting started Placing a sheet of seaweed on a chopping board, Chef Fujisaki gets Liping to take a palmsized chunk of rice and roll it around in her hand. She has to get the rice ball as round as possible – without kneading. When he praises her for doing a good job as a first-timer, Liping jokes: “I play an ang ku kueh seller in my new Channel 8 drama, Yes We Can!, that’s why!” 2 Piling it on After patting down the rice on the seaweed, Liping adds a layer of shredded cucumber, then adds cheese and a prawn. A tip from Chef Fujisaki: Always place the main ingredients, or the ones with a strong colour, on top.