Sushi University

Making maki sushi

Last edit November 13, 2020 | by osowakki

In order to make a fine japanese sushi roll (or nigiri) you don’t need to go through five years of fish cutting studies in Japan, neither you need anyone telling you that your first time ever sushi looks more like a sea cucumber in rush hour out of the water. What you do need is some goodwill and a good guide to help you through those rough times.

Sushi Grade Fish

Last edit September 10, 2021 | by osowakki

What is ‘Sushi Grade’ fish? Sushi is a healthy meal when prepared and served properly. When serving raw fish in Sushi or Sashimi, make sure the fish product is safe to eat raw. This is commonly stated by the supplier as “Sushi safe” or “Sashimi safe”. If the packaging does not state it, consult your […]

Inside out sushi rolls

Last edit December 16, 2023 | by osowakki

About inside out sushi The inside out sushi roll (or Uramaki, 裏巻), is more common in the west than in Japan and is very popular in western sushi bars. What makes the inside out roll unique is the fact that the sushi rice is in the outside and the nori is on the inside, wrapping […]

How to make Nigiri sushi?

Last edit December 16, 2023 | by osowakki

How to Make nigiri sushi 1.”Shape the rice” With your hand wet, grab about 20 grams of shari rice, and shape it to a long, oval from. The rice is going to be the base for the fish to lay on, so the bottom should be flat, and the top could be more rounded. The […]

Spicy Mayonnaise

Last edit April 29, 2017 | by osowakki

Why do we like spicy mayonnaise so much? Spicy mayonnaise sauce goes great with spicy tuna and other spicy sushi rolls. The hotness of the chilli spices the sushi with an entirely different kind of hotness than that given from the wasabi and mayonnaise contributes to the juicy fatty level of things. Alright, let’s make […]

Sushi sandwich

Last edit May 13, 2019 | by osowakki

How to make a ‘Sushi Sandwich’? 1.”Break point” Take a nori sheet, and break it down the middle. If it doesn’t break easily, it’s either old, or not such a good brand of nori to work with. Place the nori sheet on the dry cutting board with the rough side of the nori facing upwards. […]

Tempura shrimp sushi

Last edit July 31, 2017 | by osowakki

This page redirects from here.   The tempura mix First things first, let’s start with the tempura mix. The tempura mixed can be made from scratch, or using an instant tempura powder. This recipe uses instant tempura powder. If you are interested in being less lazy than I am, there is a good recipe for […]

How to avoid sushi rice sticking to your hands when making sushi

Last edit December 21, 2020 | by osowakki

Firstly, why? Inspired by the “How to make sushi meme” by _molg.h – I have decided to write short tutorials about sushi fails: why they happen and how to fix them. Hopefully, this will make many of you out there make better sushi, fail less and feel more loved. The problem with sticky sushi rice […]

Why do my sushi rolls fall apart?

Last edit January 3, 2021 | by osowakki

Your rolls are falling apart You did everything right. You cleared the time, picked the best ingredients, cooked the perfect sushi rice. The whole nine yards. But in the final act of cutting the sushi roll it simply breaks apart in your hands. Why is it happening, how to fix a broken sushi roll and […]

Choosing a Sushi Knife

Last edit March 3, 2017 | by osowakki

Choosing and Care of Sushi Knives By Grant Carter from When it comes to choosing a set of sushi knives or one knife in particular, there are many choices out there! One may be interested in a knife for a sushi-making class or for a sushi party, or perhaps interested in becoming a professional sushi […]

Temaki (cone) sushi

Last edit December 6, 2016 | by osowakki

What is temaki sushi? The temaki sushi is rolled by hand, so there is no need for a rolling mat, and its final shape is the cone, so there is no need for a knife either. Ingredients for 6 sushi cones 3 nori sheets, cut into half A cup of vinegared rice 180 grams of […]

How do you store leftover sushi rice?

Last edit January 5, 2021 | by osowakki

Sometimes, it has to go (in the fridge) You have just finished making all the sushi rolls you wanted to make – but some sushi rice was still left over. That happens. Usually, the best thing to do is cover the rice with a wet towel in room temperature and consume within hours from preparation. […]


Last edit October 15, 2020 | by osowakki

8 Sushi rolls recipes without raw fish 1. California Roll The ultimate best seller among home making sushi fans. This roll contains avocado and crab sticks imitations – usually made of cooked fish Surimi. The roll is sometimes coated with fish roe like in the picture above. This roll is far from being a vegetarian roll, […]

Top 5 Sushi fish sites

Last edit May 12, 2016 | by osowakki

To make sushi at you will require fish that is Sushi Grade. We have reviewed 5 online stores you can purchase Sushi Grade Fish from, and compared prices and service for you. If want to learn more about what qualifies as “Sushi Grade“, please follow the next link to our article about “Sushi Grade Fish”. […]

Sushi Pizza

Last edit September 7, 2018 | by osowakki

There’s a first time for everything And here is my first attempt at making a ‘Sushi Pizza’. Disgusting?! Brilliant? Share your thoughts below.

How to make Gunkan maki sushi at home?

Last edit August 16, 2016 | by osowakki

About Gunkan maki The Gunkan-maki sushi is a lot easier to make than classic or I/O sushi. The following flash illustrated guide will show you just how easier. Ingredients Gunkan maki Servings: 8 units. Preparation time: 10 min. Properly prepared sushi rice (more) Nori Fish roe. Either: Tobiko (flying fish roe), ikura (salmon roe), kazunoko […]

Cucumber Cutting

Last edit January 26, 2017 | by osowakki

How to cut a cucumber for sushi Why do I need a guide for cutting a cucumber? Because making sushi requires a certain amount of precision as to how you cut your vegetables. And carrots are very difficult to handle in this respect. For that reason, over the years, sushi makers have developed a cucumber […]


Last edit September 18, 2023 | by osowakki

What is tamago? Tamago is the Japanese omelet commonly used in maki, nigiri and Temaki sushi. Unlike a regular omelet, the tamago is made with sugar, soy sauce, and mirin added. Furthermore, it is fried by a very unique method, as explained in the following guide. Tamago is very easy to make, and easy to […]


Last edit April 2, 2016 | by osowakki

What is wasabi? Wasabi, also known as “Japanese horseradish”, is a hot Japanese spice root and an important member of any sushi table. Some like to mix it with soy sauce bowl for dipping, and some prefer to place it directly on the sushi just before they eat. For more information about the origin of […]

Using Chopsticks

Last edit July 19, 2016 | by osowakki

How to use chopsticks? So, you want to know how to eat with chopsticks? Then you are in the right place! Although many believe that eating with chopsticks took place for the first time in China as part of some cultural development, we at MakeMySushi think it was actually invented by a group of yuppies […]

Best Sushi Making Kit for the Sushi Lover

Best Sushi Making Kit for the Sushi Lover

Last edit February 27, 2018 | by

If you are a sushi lover, but a bit on the conservative side, you may be in search of the best sushi making kit. There are several reasons why you may want to buy a sushi kit. The thing is, dining out can be really expensive and to get really good sushi, may require you […]

Carrot Cutting

Last edit April 2, 2016 | by osowakki

Cutting Carrots for sushi Why do I need a guide for cutting a carrot? Because making sushi requires a certain amount of precision as to how you cut your vegetables. And carrots are very difficult to handle in this respect. For that reason, over the years, sushi makers have developed a carrot cutting method, passed […]

Wasabi Octopus

Last edit April 2, 2016 | by osowakki

Why shape wasabi like a sea creature? Because shaping it like a sushi roll won’t be that original now would it? Besides, making a tasty roll is only half the job, you gotta make it look good. Of course there are many ways to make your sushi plate look a bit more original and attractive, […]

Rolling Mat

Last edit April 2, 2016 | by osowakki

The sushi rolling mat (or Makisu) 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 […]