The common mistakes are usually that we always have left-overs sushi that we don’t really know how to get rid of. First thing first, we just couldn’t measure what to buy and how many to buy. We seem to be at a big loss when deciding on this thing.
The sushi doesn’t taste good like the one we eat at restaurants. Plus, it took many hours of preparation and work before we even start making anything.
At the end, we are still very proud of the results and want to share our stories with our friends and families. We want to show them how satisfied we are of the work we’ve done. But actually, we are lying to ourselves.
We obviously know from the bottom of our hearts that we can never measure up to the quality served in those fancy sushi restaurants.
When we were making sushi, some of us were confused, lost, frustrated and even exhausted. The first time I tried to make sushi at home, I was not so different than the other persons. I couldn’t figure out what to do first and where to start. At the end, I made a big mess in my own kitchen. But I felt proud of it anyway.
To be honest, I wasn’t really satisfied with the results.
And you know what I mean.
But that isn’t the case anymore. During the time I’ve gained experiences, I realized the mistakes that I used to make back in time and that people are still making today.
If you’ve ever wanted to make delicious sushi from home, including those that rivaled the sushi served at top hotel sushi restaurants you’ve been to, but you didn’t think it’s possible, then I’ve got some good and bad news for you.
The good news is that I believe anyone, with the proper guidance and a little bit of practice can create their own amazing sushi from home. And we’re not talking about the common sushi you’ve seen or already made, we’re talking about the sushi that gets you addicted all the time.
There’s a simple formula to it. It’s a mix of both practice and the right information.
In a minute I’ll explain to you why most sushi fans failed to make sushi at home, and why some cool tips that I used previously to train a few dozen people that now work in sushi restaurants nationwide, would relief you from all that angry mess in your kitchen.
Now the bad news – and this is important. While it can be quite easy to make your own sushi from home once you know how, most people will betray their efforts by making 6 common mistakes.
So before I introduce you to the real formula (that will be updated as I’m working on it), you really need to read these 6 common mistakes to make sure you are on top of what you do when you’re trying to create that delicious sushi dish from home.
So here we go.
MISTAKE #1: Not Knowing How to Calculate Portions and Having Left Overs
We don’t calculate the total number of people who’s going to eat sushi.
One of the reason that you don’t have enough sushi or you’ve made too much, is that you didn’t know exactly how many people that is going to eat sushi. In consequence, you’ll tend to buy ingredients in great quantity because you think it wouldn’t be enough for everyone.
But if you knew how many people exactly would be there to have your sushi, you could then plan the size of your shopping cart and would better calculate the amount of sushi you could make.
MISTAKE #2: Not Paying Attention to the Kind of Sushi to Prepare
Eating sushi requires the full attention of consumers. The possibility of wasting too much time on what sushi to eat is very real. Most of the time, people just keep on piling their plate with different types of sushi.
For those who prepare sushi, it would be best to decide on a specific sushi. The tendency to be freely creative in making sushi should be avoided at all. This is because you may come up with weird combinations that you would totally dislike in the end.
More hours are also spent on improvising on each roll that may induce frustration on your end.
Producing the perfect sushi for your guests require your full attention in choosing the best ingredient varieties, which may be around 3-4 kinds. Once you have done this, you will save a lot of time.
MISTAKE #3: Not Having a Clear Budget
Put your best budgeting abilities when shopping for the ingredients to making a sushi.
A clear budget, with projected cost of each item or ingredient of the sushi, will give you the right perspective as you make your way to the market or grocery stored.
The key in budgeting is to pampering to some cushion when costing an item. This style will help you cover unexpected costs brought on by market inflation. It would be to your advantage to end up with some loose change at the end of the day than be scampering for money if you find yourself short of cash for other ingredients.
Knowing where to get the best bargain will also help you keep in line with your projected budget. Preparing sushi is really an art that also awakens your wisdom when it comes to money matters. So do make sure to keep an eye on how much you are spending when you start shopping for sushi ingredients. They may be more expensive than usual ingredients.
MISTAKE #4: Not Knowing Where to Get the Best Ingredients
Have you asked yourself where to get the sushi ingredients?
If you have not given this a thought, then you are already in deep trouble. Time really is gold so do your best effort to avoid the pitfalls of shopping from one place to another.
Everything boils down to your attention to details. A lot of stories have been told avoid those who just made do with what they had; this means they did not even exert effort to find the right kind of fish for their sushi and skimping some common ingredients, including soya, seaweed, Japanese vinegar and even Japanese rice.
When you decide to forego the most basic ingredients in sushi making, you are already given up on yourself. Why? Because you have failed to stick to the basic rules in making a decent sushi. When this happens, you stifle your creativity and sacrifice the taste of the sushi you and your family and friends will partake later.
MISTAKE #5: Not Working with the Right Things
Sushi preparation needs body and mind coordination.
This is where order is most important. Be sure to prepare each ingredient properly to hasten the time of preparing the sushi. Once you have taken this by heart, you are very clear on what to do next.
Your kitchen is the heart of your creativity in preparing sushi. Thus, you can avoid wasting time by preparing the right ingredients and applying the well-tested techniques in sushi making.
Why waste time when you can apply the right techniques from the beginning. Cook the rice accordingly, cut the fish accurately and prepare other ingredients efficiently. Once these are achieved, putting the rice, adding the ingredients and rolling them to make the perfect sushi comes naturally to you. These are all possible when you start right and become mindful of each task you must accomplish along the way.
The difference in the sushi you make at home and in the restaurants lies directly in the techniques you use. Techniques like rolling, cutting and putting the rice have a specific impact on the results. Not every technique you find or learn out there is guaranteed to help you make great sushi.
Make sure you’ve learned about the background of the chef who’s teaching about how to make sushi. And ask yourself these questions: has he ever really worked in a sushi restaurant before? Has he ever taught people in real life how to make sushi? Do you think he can go step by step with you and explain the principles more in details?
Consider these questions before you apply the techniques you want to learn from them.
I hope you enjoyed this information we’ve released. Watch out for when you want to make sushi at home next time, try consider these 6 mistakes and you’ll see how it will improve your time in making sushi.
If you have any question, doubts, or other mistakes that you want to share, feel free to do so at HowToMakeSushis.com. We’ll be happy to discuss about it .