For about a year or so, Mr. Milk has been interested in making sushi. He's been saying that we should buy the tools required to try make some at home. Well about a week ago he flat out asked for a class. He requested it as a Christmas gift - even though we haven't decided if we are getting each other gifts this year. I looked around online and found a sushi-making class that was taking place this past Friday at a cookstore close by. It was for 3 hours and they had a special offer for couples, so I booked it. When I told Mr. Milk he was excited about it and changed his Friday night plans to go to the class.
The chef, Ron, was a sweet Japanese man who talked to us about the history of sushi, its origins, and then began to make some food. He was hilarious! He was an excellent sales man, pitching some of the products sold at the store. He made sweet potato tempura (which we later used to make rolls with), told us how to make the perfect sushi rice, and went on to teach us how to make California rolls, dynamite rolls, spicy tuna roll, nigiri, and his "famous" party log with salmon, shrimp,crab, avocado, cucumber, and fish roe. The thing was HUGE! After he'd made the roll, his wife walked in and was startled by the size of it. His response? "Thats why its called the party log!" hehehe
The whole experience was a ton of fun, we left feeling full, and able to make our own sushi! Now all we need is the ingredients and tools! Here are a few pics from our attempts!
Our work station
Making a dynamite roll
All rolled up
Sweet potato tempura roll
We both really enjoyed doing something together that was not wedding related for a change. What kind of things do you enjoy doing as a couple (that doesn't involve wedding planning)?