I am home now and enjoying a cup of fresh, green tea after a busy morning’s party in Dulwich. My students today were a group of young boys with a keen taste for good food. Some of my Japanese friends are often amazed that there is such a wide appetite for sushi amongst children here in the UK. However I have been teaching lessons frequently for children for four years now. I find that they are both keen to learn how to make it and love talking about Japan on the whole.
For the classes, I focus on the skills of rolling sushi and use ingreients to suit the age group. I don’t use raw fish for children’s classes and only use smoked or cured British fish for classes of 12 years old and above. The real fun is in making a beautiful, colourful dish that can be tasted at the end of the class, for this sweetcorn, advocado and cucumber are perfect.