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New ala cart menu at Benkay Japanese Restaurant @ Nikko Hotel

by Taufulou

Eating Japanese food can consider everyone’s favorite, but how many of us are able to cook or make sushi? During my uni life at oversea, me and my housemate did try to make sushi ourselves by using our own logic to do it without find a proper recipe to go along with (which is very wrong) but then the meal turns out to be not so bad, the rice we did was using Japanese rice but not as sticky as it is compare to the restaurants.

This time besides eating nice sushi, now I had a chance to learn from the best from Chef Yanagida by teaching us make simple and nice sushis, eg: Nigiri Sushi, Tobiko Gunnkan Nigiri, California Roll and Inari Sushi. During the session, I had hands-on experience by in making the sushi, it was not that easy as I thought by looking at the chef at sushi bar wrapping it but I still prefer my responsible by just eating it.

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All the fresh ingredient prepared for us to get hands on.

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One of the trick to make the rice sticky was to cook a . . . . . . (cannot tell) to make the rice sticky.

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With Chef Yanagida vast experience he had come out with quality food with the Asian and Western Combination.

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After the special sauce was cook, the sauce was pour into the rice and let it dry up. (part to ensure sticky of the rice and aromatic)

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slicing and prepare California Handroll.

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This is the way how you wrap a proper handroll, little ingredient at the start roll to solid in the end.

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Samples of the chef’s creation.

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To make another sushi. . .

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and at the end with my hand’s on…This is my skillfull set of wrapping sushi (please do laugh) . . .

After the mini preview of the class, we head back to another section to enjoy what had been prepared for us.

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18 comments

J 11/08/2010 - 10:55 am

Maybe not good enough to open your own Japanese restaurant yet, but it looks not bad for your first try to make sushi! 🙂
(Gambatte!)

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Taufulou 16/08/2010 - 2:38 pm

really? thank you wor.. next round ill add alot of wasabi for you to try..:p

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yvon 11/08/2010 - 11:43 am

Good TRY tou fu lou 🙂

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Taufulou 16/08/2010 - 2:38 pm

hehe..tq tq…

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iamthewitch 11/08/2010 - 4:46 pm

Love the soft shell crab roll!

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Taufulou 16/08/2010 - 2:38 pm

i love the salmon…

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mimid3vils 11/08/2010 - 4:50 pm

Love the teapot pouring shot , got smoke somemore ^^

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Taufulou 16/08/2010 - 2:39 pm

woo..that 1 have to thanks to ken for the effect~

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uLi 11/08/2010 - 9:49 pm

U did it well 🙂

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Taufulou 16/08/2010 - 2:42 pm

kam siah ah…;)

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nrewq 12/08/2010 - 1:18 am

the Thin Slice Yellow Tail with Chilli Padi wasn’t that spicy hot with just enough kick in it. Also learned some usefull tips in making better sushi.

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Taufulou 16/08/2010 - 2:43 pm

that 1 ah,, one of the best fussion sushi that i have come accross..

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Big Boys Oven 12/08/2010 - 8:40 am

wow congrats for having more than 600visitors a day! keep it up! keep reporting of fine goodness!

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Taufulou 16/08/2010 - 2:43 pm

hheheh..thank you thank you~

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Big Boys Oven 12/08/2010 - 8:42 am

Steamed Foie Gras Egg Custard topped with Crab Meat Gravy ! wow lovely just awesome delicious! I want one also! 🙂

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Taufulou 16/08/2010 - 2:43 pm

lol, i was hoping to steal Ester 1..but then kena curi..ai

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xin 12/08/2010 - 10:07 am

i also attempted to make sushi before…..but major failure coz i just made by instinct, LOL, which went totally wrong

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Taufulou 16/08/2010 - 2:49 pm

lol,, same same..high 5~

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