Lexis Brisbane – Sushi Extravaganza: A Taste of Japan! – 28.02.2024

At Lexis English Brisbane, the student kitchen recently underwent a magical transformation into a bustling sushi restaurant, where our enthusiastic students embarked on an exciting journey of sushi making. With an eager group of students ready to dive into the world of culinary creativity, the atmosphere was filled with anticipation and excitement.

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Our chef Maare!

For many of our students, sushi has always been a mouthwatering mystery waiting to be unravelled. But fear not, because we had a few sushi gurus in our midst ready to lead the charge on our epic sushi-making escapade. These seasoned sushi pros didn’t hold back, generously dishing out tips and tricks to ensure each roll reached peak perfection.

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The kitchen was alive with excitement as students raided our ingredient treasure trove, snagging everything from crisp cucumber to luscious avocado and juicy chicken and tuna. With their trusty sushi rice at the ready, they dove into the first step of their culinary adventure, expertly spreading it onto their seaweed sheets with ninja-like precision.

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Once the groundwork was laid, it was time for the creativity to flow. Each student put their own spin on their sushi masterpiece, layering on ingredients with the finesse of a seasoned chef. And when it came to the daunting task of rolling, you could hear the collective cheers and applause as each successful roll emerged, sparking a wave of camaraderie and support throughout the group

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Amidst laughter and chatter, the kitchen transformed into a hub of shared experiences and newfound skills. One crucial tip echoed throughout the room: moderation is key when it comes to filling your sushi, ensuring a smooth and seamless rolling process. The joy and enthusiasm radiating from the students made the activity not only educational but also incredibly enjoyable.

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As the final rolls were completed, it was time for the ultimate reward – tasting their creations. With eager anticipation, students indulged in their handcrafted sushi, savouring each bite with delight. Their enthusiasm was infectious, drawing curious onlookers who couldn’t resist joining in on the fun.

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Originating in Southeast Asia, sushi made its way to Japan around the 8th century. Initially, it was a method of preserving fish by fermenting it with rice and salt. Over the centuries, sushi evolved, with various regions in Japan developing their own unique styles and techniques.

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Traditional Japanese sushi, known as Edomae-zushi, originated in Tokyo during the Edo period (1603-1868). It typically features vinegared rice topped with fresh, high-quality seafood like tuna, salmon, or squid. The emphasis is on simplicity, allowing the natural flavours of the ingredients to shine.

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In contrast, sushi as it’s commonly enjoyed in Australia and many other parts of the world has undergone some adaptations to suit local tastes. You’ll often find a wider variety of ingredients, including cooked options like tempura prawn or chicken teriyaki. Additionally, rolls such as California rolls, filled with avocado, cucumber, and crab stick, have become popular staples in Western sushi culture.

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The sushi making activity proved to be a resounding success, leaving everyone eagerly anticipating the next opportunity to gather in the kitchen for another culinary adventure. It was a mid-week treat that brought together students from diverse backgrounds, fostering friendships and creating lasting memories.

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A heartfelt thank you to everyone who contributed to making this experience unforgettable. At Lexis English Brisbane, we cherish moments like these – where learning transcends the classroom and becomes a journey of discovery, creativity, and camaraderie. Until next time, let’s continue to explore, learn, and share in the joy of new experiences together. Sushi-making, here we come again!

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