• cart
September 23, 2008 #Beginners Guide

Sushi ROLLING MAT: How to Choose the right one



The majority of sushi rolling mats are manufactured from pieces of bamboo, tied together with a type of string. Functions are, to roll and squeeze sushi together, enabling you to form a tight maki roll. Lovely!

There are different types of rolling mats. On one hand, you have the “cheap” kind, typically, a complete waste of space. Cheaper rolling mats, in general, have two rounded edges. “More expensive” types are available, providing more impressive results. You will find one edge flattened, the other rounded. Expensive types are not only practical but notoriously easier to use!

Alternative methods such as placing cling film beneath seaweed, after which using a spoon to flatten the rice before rolling, has proven to be an effective technique. A clean tea towel or dishcloth in place of the Makis also works wonders!

You can buy a bamboo rolling mat from our sushi store.

Other posts tagged with

Is sushi gluten-free?

Sushi is a delicious and flavorsome go-to meal enjoyed by many. But is it safe to eat for people with coeliac disease, or those who have gluten..

Read More

Dassai the ultimate Sake

by Hazuki

Japanese Sake is becoming popular in the world these days . Dassai is the brand most sold due to its fine polish and the fruity flavour and it's..

Read More
March 31, 2017 #Beginners Guide #Culture

What does Sakura mean for people in Japan?

by Hazuki

Sakura is a symbolic flower of the spring and special flower for the people and the country in Japan. Every year, the Japanese track the progress..

Read More
December 14, 2016 #Beginners Guide

Japanese Food Guide: Japanese Curry

What is it?

Curry has become so popular worldwide that now every country seems to have it's own variation. Curry is one of the most popular..

Read More
December 09, 2016 #Beginners Guide

Beginners Guide: Chopsticks

What are Chopsticks?

Put simply chopsticks are the eating utensil of choice in many Asian countries such as China, Korea, Vietnam Taiwan and..

Read More