I was lucky enough to be invited along to my first ever blogger meet in Plymouth and it just happened to be a sushi masterclass at Yo! Sushi in drake circus. It was also king of a big deal as I hadn't tried sushi prior to this so I asked Sophie (of Crown and Glory Hair Accessories) to join me and some fab food bloggers on a sushi adventure.
Our sushi school was taught by the friendly and super smiley Mazz who thought everything we did was 'perfect' - you couldn't fault the guys enthusiasm, he really loves his job and of course loves sushi which encouraged me to be excited about trying it for the first time.
Sushi is amazing! Who knew?! The precise art in which it's made is fascinating to watch and learn about, I found my eyes locked onto Mazz' hands, taking it all in. He taught us the correct way to choose your fish and then how to cut it, how to cook your rice and then moved on to the huge variety of sushi they have available and what he would teach us to make. We were fed dish after dish of this delicious food and I loved every minute of it.
We also each had the opportunity to give it a go. We made the cucumber maki and I have to say mine was pixel perfect ;) I was (and still am) pretty proud of my skills. - The picture above is of my maki.
So since popping my sushi cherry (as Jane called it) I'm now a convert. I thoroughly enjoyed my takeaway box of goodies and will definitely be returning to Yo! Sushi in the near future - probably before I attempt to make my own though. I may even purchase a sushi class as a birthday gift for a friend because at 2-3 hours long with lots and lots of dishes to eat it's only £30 per person (or £50 for two people) I think it would be a great gift!
A huge thanks and well done to Janie of Hedgecombers for organising this one, we had a giggle a gossip and it was great to try sushi for the first time - especially with a group of people who really know their food and love sushi. I was seriously impressed by their knowledge and would recommend having a dribble over their tasty blogs - linked below.
Jane @ hedgecombers
Marcus @ country woodsmoke
Choclette @ chocolate log blog
and of course Sophie @ crown and glory hair