Inside out sushi

inside-out-sushi

So you want to know how to make inside out sushi?
Good. Then you are in the right place.

The inside out sushi roll, also known as Uramaki, is more common in the U.S.A. than in Japan and is very popular in western sushi bars. What makes the inside out roll unique is the fact that rice is in the outside and the nori is on the inside, wrapping the filling. Therefore it is called the inside out roll.

how to make inside out sushi

1. "Wrapping the rolling mat"


Hoping you are using the "one side round and one side flat" rolling mat, and not the cheap kind with both sides round. Cover the rolling mat with a plastic wrap starting with the round side, and ending with it. Make about 2-3 full rounds of wrapping. After you are done wrapping, roll the mat to squeeze out all the air locked inside the wrapping. If needed - poke it with a toothpick to let the air out.

2. "Break point"

Take a nori sheet, and break it down the middle. If it does not break easily, it's either old, or not such a good brand of nori to work with. Place the nori sheet on the rolling mat abut 5 cm from the edge, with the rough side of the nori facing upwards.

3. "The turn over"

Get both your hands wet and make a ball of rice, using about a handful of rice (you can always add more rice later, but drawing out rice is a bit complicated once you've put it on the nori). Place the ball of rice in the middle of the nori and start spreading the rice, pressing it down gently, until it is equally spread along the nori sheet. You should now have a 1cm high, equal layer of rice on top of the nori. If needed, add some more rice - just remember to keep it even. Flip the nori over so that the rice is facing the mat and the smooth side of the nori is facing upwards.

4. "Can you fill this?"

Now it's time to place a slice of fish (preferably no more than one) on the edge of the nori, along with 1-3 pre-cut slices of vegetables (carrot, cucumber, green onion, asparagus, and so on.. allow yourself to get wild on this matter)..

5."Commence the rolling sequence"

Using the closer edge of the rolling mat, close on the filling with the nori making a rectangular shaped hill and tighten it from above.

6."Continue the rolling sequence"

Move forward, continue rolling in the rectangular hill steps, keeping it tight with every move until you reach the end of the nori. Put pressure on the roll from all three sides at all time, especially on stops to allow it to roll tightly.

7. "And....cut!"

Use a wet, sharp knife to cut the roll in to little sushi units. 6-8 units per roll - that's your call.

"So, how can I start...?"

Well, the best thing is to get sushi equipment and ingredients to start with. Check out our sushi e-Store, for sushi kits and more. You might also want to know how to prepare sushi rice, or to read more about sushi grade fish for your sushi roll.

Enjoy!

inside Out Sushi


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0 # Rebecca 2013-07-22 20:01
Cool
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0 # sherjil khan 2011-07-19 14:06
seems to be nice, i'm looking forward to try this as i get the ingredients specially wasabi,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,can i make wassabe at home ?????????????
by the way thanx much for this site....such a nice site
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-2 # Andrew 2010-08-21 20:42
Why do you need to cut the nori in half for the inside out roll, but not the classic roll?
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+9 # osowakki 2010-04-20 22:29
Quoting mike:
On step 2 which direction are you breaking. Along or against the cut marks?


Usually, you'd want to cut the nori along the marks. This way, you get longer nori pieces and can make longer rolls.
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+2 # Ana 2010-03-16 22:35
This is a very good recipe...but it it's still really confusing around step two and step 3.
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+8 # mike 2009-12-29 19:39
On step 2 which direction are you breaking. Along or against the cut marks?
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+9 # Guest 2009-11-05 04:36
Buy Japanese MEDIUM grain rice, it will cook differently than regular white rice, and remember to soak in water for 30 mins and adding the rice vinegar/sugar mixture after its cooked.
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+5 # Guest 2009-08-28 07:29
Awesome. I hope this website can have more sites about more food~ ><
keep going!!!♥ :-[
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+7 # Guest 2009-08-15 15:07
this is a great side, thanks 8-)
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+3 # Guest 2009-08-01 07:27
Wow i hope this works aswell as people tell me it will. but thx a heap for this! :)
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+10 # Guest 2009-07-31 14:44
;) I think your web page is so good i love how u show vidoes on how to make the sushi.
your web site is the best it has helps me out so much dozo put up more sushi recipes
and maybe more japanese food idears 

Domo arigato gozaimasu ;)
for this brilliant web site

8-)
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-6 # Guest 2009-06-21 13:00
it's quite easy to make shushi
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0 # Guest 2009-05-13 16:39

This is yummy Sushi.
I wants moar.
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+10 # Guest 2009-05-09 19:37

Simple instructions and helpful animation. Well done! :)
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+3 # Guest 2009-03-19 20:52

This is nori: http://www.makemysushi.com/nori.html
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+4 # Guest 2009-03-19 20:34

Okay...not to sound dumb....but what exactly is a nori sheet?
 
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+2 # Guest 2009-03-18 21:20

This webpage is so amazing you should run for president.  really though i hope you are rich or something. thats because I hardly see any advertisements which is pretty cool I clicked on the ads hope it help.  This is really an awesome site thanks again
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+2 # Guest 2009-03-05 19:45

i love your animation :)
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+8 # Guest 2009-03-02 02:03

Thank you for the easy-to-follow sushi tutorial. My husband and I made sushi for the first time tonight and it was very successful... surprisingly not too hard thanks to your video instructions! We did't have sushi mats, but found parchment paper to work pretty well.
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-6 # Guest 2009-02-01 21:07

*around
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-6 # Guest 2009-02-01 21:06

no, the mat doesn roll into the sushi, but it makes a U aount the sushi, as if you were folding the mat in half and the suchi was in the crease. in the end, it makes a J around it
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-9 # Guest 2009-02-01 21:04

no, cheese aint got notin on sushi
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0 # Guest 2009-01-13 22:03

where can you get this stretch nylon wrap, can you just use saran wrap or no?? I've never made it before but very excited to try. I loove sushi!
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+1 # Guest 2009-01-01 16:36

i just want to know how you can eat an make the raw fish so you ont get sick when you eat it.
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0 # Guest 2008-11-29 15:52

HI...I dont understand step 6.If you roll the mat with the sushi, wont the mat also et caught inside the sushi?
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0 # Guest 2008-11-01 10:43

:):*:*צטחעךךללם פםף]םןמ0פן0םךתץ ת:*:*:*
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0 # Guest 2008-07-18 00:56
I am 49 years old and finally tried sushi. It is so awesome. I thought it was all raw tuna. I love shrimp tempura and crunchy roll. That pickled ginger is the best.
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0 # Guest 2008-06-08 15:34
hey, can you show us how to make Onigiri?
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0 # Guest 2008-05-30 04:01
me too :P
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0 # Guest 2008-05-21 13:39
very nice guide man! want to try as soon as possible! juss cant wait!
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0 # Guest 2008-05-06 15:50
Waw,,,


I like sushi very much,,
whew,, that's make me hot to eat 'em now!!!! Nyam,,,
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0 # Guest 2008-04-29 10:57
i am danie an hrrm student.....i would like to thank who created this site..it help me a lot to make my sushi perfect...my propesor give me a perfect score..it is because on what i had learned in this site...
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0 # Guest 2008-04-24 19:11
to keep the sushi from unrolling when you are done you should have your mat coverd in plastic wrap
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0 # Guest 2008-04-21 14:51
siiiick i am soooo makeing it
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0 # Guest 2008-02-23 01:56
im making sushi for the multicultural festival at my highschool and this is going to help so much. thankyou! the flash animation makes it alot clearer.
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0 # Guest 2008-02-21 02:21
Question: My inside-out sushi always falls apart on the outside - not completely, but it's not very solid. Is there something I should be doing? Like letting the rice rest for longer before making the sushi? Or possibly something else?

Thanks, love the site!
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+1 # Guest 2007-12-31 17:46
Aww--how cute. AND this doesn't lag up my comp. Thanks for this FAB guide :D
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0 # Guest 2007-12-25 16:59
JUST MADE MY SUSHI, IT CAME OUT GREAT! THANKS !!!
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0 # Guest 2007-12-18 01:01
you have to follow the same directions for regular sushi. the only diference is that you lay the filling on the rice side and so the nori is on the mat side.
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0 # Guest 2007-12-18 00:58
I can explain it as kind of a U or horseshoe shape around the roll so in essence, you are unrolling the mat as you roll the sushi so when you are done rolling it the mat is in a J shape. I hope this answer in combination with osowakki's answer help clarify it a bit better
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0 # Guest 2007-11-07 03:18
I love your site! I'm making some sushi for my husband's birthday dinner, since it's his favorite...and I'm not as nervous anymore, because your instructions are so helpful and simple...thank you!
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-1 # Guest 2007-10-11 20:01
It might not be so clear to see in the animation, but the mat doesn't loop around it self, but instead it sorrounds the roll and continues the opposite way.

I'm not sure this explanation is better, but rest assure the next version of the sushi rolling animation will include an answer to your question;)
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-1 # Guest 2007-09-28 01:18
how do you keep the mat from unrolling the nori and rice, once you have finished rolling?
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-1 # Guest 2007-08-28 21:55
Thank you SO much! I have been wanting to make Sushi for quite awhile now and I just did it with your help! The directions I had before were hard to understand and had no pictures. Your guide was so helpful!
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0 # Guest 2007-08-24 15:30
me2 :D
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+1 # Guest 2007-08-22 02:20
i made sushi today
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0 # Guest 2007-08-12 10:05
What kind of nylon do you wrap the roller with? Pantyhose nylon?
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0 # Guest 2007-07-20 02:07
Great site! I have one question though, when rolling wont the mat get stuck inside the sushi roll? or wont the nori end up looking like it spirals out in a side view of the cut sushi?

-Spargo
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0 # Guest 2007-07-19 08:20
Thanks I will try that next time. The instructions I get with the Nori didn't mention that. Should save me some sushi waste now.
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0 # Guest 2007-07-19 07:12
Good question!
In order to prevent the filling from falling out side-ways, you've got to 'squeeze motion' the roll from the endings to the middle as you go on rolling.
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+1 # Guest 2007-07-19 02:17
Why icabt cut the sushi? it is so soft... maybe if i will cut it the rice will go out the sushi..
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0 # Guest 2007-07-19 02:14
its so Easy to understand because there are darwing thank you...
I LOve sushi ehe... Though i am a Filipino
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0 # Guest 2007-07-18 19:23
THe videos are awesome
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0 # Guest 2007-07-18 19:20
this is so cool
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0 # Guest 2007-07-16 14:53
I make my own maki sushi and was interested in the inside out technique. On your flash what happens to the bamboo roller when you have completed the first roll. Surely just keep rolling will give you a swiss roll effect? Also how do you stop the filling falling out the ends - I always lose some sushi because of this.

Thanks.
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0 # Guest 2007-07-11 09:44
your the teaching was not detail enough!
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0 # Guest 2007-07-09 00:08
I always wanted to know how to make sushi. Great idea for a blog!
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+1 # Guest 2007-06-16 16:28
I think you should show a nude girl with big boobs cutting the sushi .....that would rock!!!!!!!!!!! !!!
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0 # Guest 2007-06-08 16:38
saran is better;)
Technically you can use a simple nylon bag - but if you choose to use tights post it on the forum, I wanna see how it goes!
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0 # Guest 2007-06-06 17:50
Wrapped in Nylon? Like tights? or could I wrap it in saran wrap??
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0 # Guest 2007-05-29 18:19
thnx it helped me alot...im kind of new on sushi making .. and this helped alot :)...
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0 # Guest 2007-05-27 20:44
Yes, it's seaweed, and you put it on the flat side (preferably). The rest is easy from here;)
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0 # Guest 2007-05-24 12:48
I have a question...is nori basically seaweed?
and also, do you put the flat side of the mat touching the nori or the round side???
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0 # Guest 2007-05-21 12:50
I found this site as part of a webring from digitalsushi.ne t, and this has REALLY helped my friend and I with a school report. Thanx guys and keep up the good work!!!
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0 # Guest 2007-05-19 17:30
Very helpful, i'm glad you took time to make this, to help others.
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+1 # Guest 2007-05-19 00:23
hey hey
well this sushi was fun to make and that but i didnt like
the slides they were a bit weird like we were too year olds lol
well ttles
well
byebye
sushi people i love sushi and thanks for helping me!!
mwah
xxxx
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0 # Guest 2007-05-16 06:37
this is great i am going to make it now
xx
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0 # Guest 2007-05-13 05:40
Thank you for the great step by step information session....It was awesome...Now I'm hungry...LOL
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0 # Guest 2007-05-12 15:05
awsome site and even better flash
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0 # Guest 2007-05-11 12:20
its well its
a load of twalldde
lol
ttlye xx
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0 # Guest 2007-05-11 12:19
hey hey you you
well this sushi is a good but its sill y how u have the pictures in lil things and that lol
well byby ppl
xx
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0 # Guest 2007-05-08 12:32
I like the rolling sence :x
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+1 # Guest 2007-05-08 03:21
cheese is yucky but i agree with niche rawse, yes sushi is sexy.... what kind of name is jumbo any ways geesh benjamin...?
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0 # Guest 2007-05-08 03:20
yes it is but cheese is sexier
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0 # Guest 2007-05-06 15:01
sushi is the sexy!
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0 # Guest 2007-05-03 14:48
The sushi is best cut (Step 7) from the middle then moving to the sides....

Thanks a lot for this guide! :D
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0 # Guest 2007-05-03 10:10
Simply put, you just need to wrap the rolling mat in nylon before rolling an inside out roll so the rice won't stick to it.
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0 # Guest 2007-05-03 03:30
Hell yea, exactly what I was looking for!!! Thanks guys!! Sushi for life A!!! haha
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0 # Guest 2007-04-30 19:21
I do not understand the first step about wrapping the rolling mat. But its a great site, thank you!
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0 # Guest 2007-04-28 05:34
That was a great way of making SUSHI.....
I've learned sooooo much!!!!
It was great to hear...
THANX
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0 # Guest 2007-04-25 21:43
Cool site!
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0 # Guest 2007-04-17 16:05
i love sushi! when i am in school i always think about it and now this site has made my day and im gonna go rite now and make SUSHI!
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0 # Guest 2007-04-17 11:36
i thought it was preety kool but i was hopin to kinda find egular sushi not inside out sushi
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0 # Guest 2007-04-15 09:37
What can I say, a fun, informative & COOL web page. Writing the ingredients out now for tommorows shopping - YUMMY :-)
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0 # Guest 2007-04-13 23:04
When I get in the Kitchen I ruin everything, but this is a fool proof way for me to finally perfect my favourite meal.
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0 # Guest 2007-04-11 21:28
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0 # Guest 2007-04-10 04:01
Great site, its easy to learn with the flash animations!
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0 # Guest 2007-04-06 20:31
Wonderful guide. Easy to follow ! tks a lot
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0 # Guest 2007-04-03 04:28
unreall... cool thanks :)
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0 # Guest 2007-03-30 20:42
I'm 13 and I learned how to make sushi...AWESOME !! the movie thingy helped me alot....im gonna make some sushi now...
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0 # Guest 2007-03-29 00:43
you know what is so funny today i ate SUSHI and wow!It's delicios please,please make me some!BYE BYE
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0 # Guest 2007-03-27 05:11
Sushi for the win!
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0 # Guest 2007-03-25 07:03
I love sushi but cant afford to order it every night!!! But now i make it thanks to you!! This is great. Just another addition to the great collective conscious that the internet has become!!
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0 # Guest 2007-03-23 18:34
Super site! I enjoy reading it and tried making sushi - your instructions were excellent! Keep it up!
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0 # Guest 2007-03-18 19:49
its very cul
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0 # Guest 2007-03-18 19:42
Very cool and easy to use!!
I like the pics!lol!
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0 # Guest 2007-03-12 22:07
G R E A T! Looks very simple! I'm gonna try to make it by myself ;)
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0 # Guest 2007-03-11 22:37
DOMO ARIGATO!!!! I need this page keep it on!!!!
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0 # Guest 2007-03-08 02:01
YOU ARE A ENTREPENEUR! and a great sushi chef :) I wish you lots of success with your website
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0 # Guest 2007-03-05 23:08
So how do we make musobi
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0 # Guest 2007-03-05 18:51
hey im a 15 year old uruguayan girl n i love sushi but here is too expenssive so i only get to eat it once in a while n i thought i could learn throught my computer and i found this beyond perfect site thanks my sushi now is the best of all
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0 # Guest 2007-03-05 18:50
hey im a 15 year old urugauyan girl n i love sushi but here is too expenssive so i only get to eat it once in a while n i thought i could learn throught my computer and i found this beyond perfect site thanks my sushi now is the best of all
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0 # Guest 2007-03-05 18:47
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0 # Guest 2007-03-04 07:55
My first sushi experience was a success thanks to this great tutorial!
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0 # Guest 2007-02-13 20:10
That was awesome! I made some this morning so i could eat it for lunch! SUGOI!
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0 # Guest 2007-02-08 02:05
that sounds delious i want to eat some now....yup rite here rite now
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0 # Guest 2007-01-18 00:05
OMG!!! This is so neat! Im going out tomorrow to buy everything i need to make some wicked sushi! TY so much!
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0 # Guest 2007-01-15 03:41
OMG!! Thank you. Tonight was my first time making Nigiri, Maki and Uramaki. My dinner was an absolute hit with my guests thanks to your site!!! Thank you again!
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0 # Guest 2007-01-10 17:36
Love the site. Some learn by pictures and the animation is self explanatory. Good work!
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0 # Guest 2007-01-09 20:15
Hey there,

I love your site! The animations are adorable and your instructions very thorough. I watched the sushi video last night and was rolling on the floor with laughter :)

Cheers,
-Helen
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+1 # Guest 2007-01-07 16:14
Thank you all for the compliments! This is the kind of stuff that keeps me going and makes me want to write (and animate) more!

Have a great new year!
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0 # Guest 2007-01-04 22:45
Very nice site. I really like the Flash presentation.
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0 # Guest 2007-01-03 19:28
Great!!!
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0 # Guest 2007-01-03 16:14
this is simply awesome! you're so talented. I'm sure your site will be really handy when I make sushi next time! Keep up the great work :) Love the flash animation too
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0 # Guest 2007-01-03 08:18
Just simple
Just clear and fun
Just BRILLIANT
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0 # Guest 2007-01-02 23:12
I wish I would have seen this before New Year's Eve. I made sushi for my guests and a lot of your tips would have come in handy.
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0 # Guest 2007-01-02 21:49
What an awesome site! Very informative!

Paz
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0 # Guest 2007-01-02 21:48
This is terrific! I love your site!!
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0 # Guest 2007-01-02 21:07
I love the animations! Sushi is perhaps one of my favorite foods that I cannot make! These guides are wonderful and inspirational! Keep up the great work!
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0 # Guest 2007-01-02 20:13
Loving the flash instructions. Well done. I'm checking out the sushi calculator right now.
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0 # Guest 2007-01-02 17:08
cool guide! keep on!
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