Event: Sushi and Gyoza Making

After arriving to London a few weeks in, I was invited to a sushi and gyoza making event with 10 other London food bloggers with compliments of Zomato. The informative and food filling event was held at Japanese restaurant, Kuriya Keiko. We were shown how to make both the normal and inside out sushi rolls, by owner and sushi chef Keiko. We were given great tips on making sushi rice, and not to be a perfectionist when spreading the rice on the nori. in between courses we were spoilt with sake cocktails and a sparkling sake.

After making our colourful sushi rolls, we ate a few before having a short lesson on gyoza making. To be honest I was stuffed after that, but Keiko had organised, dinner for us after our “entrees”. Spoilt for food, we all sampled panko crumb tofu, teriyaki salmon and pork, cripsy chicken with a Japanese citrus coating. The food was cooked at a perfect degree and it was great having Japanese food that resembled to what I get back in NZ, which I have discovered is hard to find yet.

The event was a great introduction to London, to network with other bloggers and make some new friends. The restaurant is a casual, relaxed atmosphere and the sushi is freshly made, so this is the place you want to come for delicious Japanese cuisine. If you are up for learning or enhancing your sushi making skills, Keiko holds classes every week.

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The sushi rolls I made
The sushi rolls I made
Freshly made Pork Gyoza
Freshly made Pork Gyoza

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Sparkling Sake
Sparkling Sake
Katsu Tofu
Katsu Tofu
Azuki beans filled hot pastry and vanilla ice cream
Azuki beans filled hot pastry and vanilla ice cream
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