Many people I know love sushi and I do love it as well! When my mom makes sushi at home, she uses the “old school” bamboo rolling mat to make sushi, but it doesn’t always come out perfectly shaped. I haven’t tried making sushi at home, but I’ve only seen many sushi making sets in the Asian supermarkets. However, there’s a new sushi maker on the block called the “Tupperware Sushi Maker” that’s guaranteed to make your life simpler and making sushi efficiently.
The Tupperware Sushi Maker
When I saw the YouTube video for this, I fell in love with it. This video gives you a captivating view of how to use this neat tool. This video is quite hypnotizing, so you’ve been warned! The great thing about this sushi maker is that it’s convenient, easy to use, and versatile. I haven’t seen this special sushi maker in stores, but when I do I’m going to invest in it. According to Ebay, this cost less than $20!
This innovative tool is a Nigiri and a Maki maker. Nigiri sushi is a type of Japanese dish made with sushi rice and fresh fish. The sushi rice is hand formed into a small clump, and the fish is sliced and pressed on top of it.
Maki Sushi Maker
These are interesting products, especially the maki maker.
I have to say though, that the way they make their sushi rice makes me cringe. From the microwave treatment, to the way they handle the rice, it’s borderline offensive. Sushi rice is an art, and makes the difference between a mediocre preparation and a great one. Everything about it is a precise and exacting, from the moisture content controlled over time, serving temperature, balance of sour, sweet and savory, the technique used to polish and dry the grains, to the way it holds together firmly but falls apart on the tongue instantly.
The maki maker makes for very nice looking maki. That, I could see using.
Maki refers to any type of sushi which is made in a roll with sushi rice, toasted seaweed, nori, and various fillings. The word maki means “roll,” and most people who have eaten sushi have consumed maki in some form or another.
Nigiri Sushi Maker
The nigiri maker though, is pure fail. The rice ball is way too big, disproportionate, and way too packed and dense. The nigiri rice ball is more like a cloud barely holding together but just enough to be a single form. It’s supposed to be consumable in a single delicate mouthful. The little ovals the presentation cuts out of whole cuts of fish though — that just makes me want to gut someone. I don’t even understand why someone would slice a thin slab of fish and cut ovals out of them like stencils. Horrendous.
According to Ebay, the Tupperware Sushi Maker costs around than $25. I think any gadget that costs around $25 has to be pretty decent. I haven’t seen the Tupperware Sushi Maker in stores, but when I do I think I will probably invest my money into it.