Kitchen Secrets: How to Make Gunkan-Style Sushi at Home

July 10, 2014

Do you dream of making sushi at home? It’s easier than you think, and with a little practice you’ll be on your way to making great sushi at home! In this how-to video, sushi chefs from Blue C Sushi in Seattle show you how to make gunkanmaki, a type of nigiri sushi (hand formed) where a strip of seaweed is wrapped around an oval-shaped piece of sushi rice to create a boat-like vessel. This type of sushi (literally translated as “warship roll”) is used for soft or finely-chopped ingredients like uni (sea urchin), ikura (salmon roe) and other fish eggs, scallops, etc…

Watch the short video below to learn how to make this delicious style of sushi. Be sure to subscribe to Foodista Kitchen Secrets for more how-to tips and tricks!

Video Transcription

Junichiro Ise: Welcome to Blue C. My name is Junichiro Ise. I am a executive sous-chef here.

Simon So: I am Simon So. I am the head chef in downtown Seattle.

Junichiro Ise: So, I'm going to make the Gunkan style sushi, which is taking rice and then, knead it neatly, make the rice ball. Take the seaweed, roll the rice. Put the ingredient on the top. But this time, I use sea urchin.


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