The sushi rolling mat (or Makisu)


Bamboo mat

The sushi rolling mat can be very useful, although, with some experience - you can do without it. The rolling mat is used to maintain even pressure from all sides of the sushi roll while rolling it.

When used to make an inside out roll, the mat needs to be wrapped in saran tape in order to keep the rice from sticking to the mat. This may also be applied while making a classic roll to make the mat easier to clean during the process.

how to pick a sushi rolling mat ?

There are two kinds of bamboo rolling mats on the market. First you have the cheap kind, where both sides of the mat are rounded. That's bad. The second kind, might cost you a buck more, and features the "top of the line" of western technology: one side is rounded and the other is flat. You will soon find out that a rolling mat with one side flat is a lot easier to use, and brings you much more impressive results.

Where can I get a rolling mat?

You can find a good value sushi rolling mat at our online store.
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0 # niki 2013-08-17 01:15
This is a ridiculous quote. I am an Alaskan commercial fisherman for salmon and we have VERY strict rules and regulations. We don't fish unless we have our numbers upriver to maintain a sustainable fishery for future generations. Farmed salmon is not good for you or the generation. Stop telling people otherwise.


the following quote is absolutely incorrect:

Open fisheries (ocean fishing) are at an incentive to overfish: international waters with difficult-to-en force laws, limits bulk per fisher, unlimited fishers. The fishers must take as much as they can, or someone else will. Meeting a maximum sustainability equilibrium is unprofitable and economically unsound.
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0 # Saint Alfonzo 2013-05-12 21:35
I see a lot of attention paid to the importance of the bamboo mat being flat on one side and round on the other, but no mention of which side faces up, the flat or round side?
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-1 # George Sante 2013-02-09 08:39
Hey peoples

There's absolutely no need to seek out a bamboo mat, despite what you may era on the internet. Plastic wrap is your new best friend.

Go to any sushi joint and you'll see the guys behind the glass case rolling their rolls in plastic wrap. Why? Because it's the exact same principle. Load up your Nori with your ingredients directly on a piece of plastic wrap slightly bigger than your piece of nori and wrap as you would on a bamboo mat.

'Nuff said
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+2 # John Moser 2011-03-14 21:19
Quoting Michael:
It takes 3-5 LBS of fish to create 1LB of Factory Raised fish. Not sustainable, pollution-creating, untasty, and potentially contaminated.


This is scare tactics and economic failure.

Open fisheries (ocean fishing) are at an incentive to overfish: international waters with difficult-to-en force laws, limits bulk per fisher, unlimited fishers. The fishers must take as much as they can, or someone else will. Meeting a maximum sustainability equilibrium is unprofitable and economically unsound.

Farm fishing for salmon has serious rough spots right now that need smoothing out. All other types of farm fishing are a god-send against the devastation of open water fish population, especially the farming of schooling fish like sardines (which can be done at high density safely).
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-1 # Carly 2010-09-09 20:19
Does anyone know where the best place to get the sushi mats from is?
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+3 # Lauren 2010-06-06 19:59
Do not use long-grain rice for sushi. It doesn't stick together. If you can't find a rice that specifically states that it's for sushi, go with Calrose rice. It has the right texture and moisture when cooked. Be sure to read the instructions since it doesn't need nearly as much water as long-grain!
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-7 # Michael 2010-06-02 22:06
@Alex: You should never eat farmed fish of any type.

It takes 3-5 LBS of fish to create 1LB of Factory Raised fish. Not sustainable, pollution-creat ing, untasty, and potentially contaminated.
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-17 # Alex 2010-06-02 20:35
Not sure about the rice or bamboo...I think they help ya out here. But if you want to eat raw salmon you should look for some fresh farmed salmon (not wild).
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-6 # sushi_louvErs 2010-05-24 11:39
hey.. i love making sushi.. do u have any tips for me? i'm confused to choose the rice and the bamboo mat, coz there are a lot of choices. anyway, is row salmon healthy for us?

thanks,
sushi_louvErs
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