My girlfriend looked into the idea of taking a sushi class and giving the class to me as part of my Christmas gift this year. Her initial search led her to the Central Market website where she found Hui Chuan Chiang who teaches a couple of classes a year at their Dallas & Plano locations. She looked up Hui Chuan's restaurant's website (linked below) and contacted her about a private class. After a few discussions with Hui Chuan's PR rep, Beth, we scheduled a class last night for 6. Granted I was not too enthusiastic about giving up the better part of my Sunday evening to trek over to Fort Worth, but that anxiety was quickly relieved.
Upon our arrival we had a table set up for 6 and she quickly accommodated our group with drinks. After inquiring about our likes and dislikes of food and sake, she quickly went about filling our glasses with various types of sake and beer. She started us off with Edamame as we waited on the remainder of our party to arrive.
Once our party was complete, she gave us a brief tutorial on her recipes and various rolls that she serves. She then had one of her sushi chefs make a few rolls in front of us and explained the process that he went through to make each one. She was very accommodating and answered any question our group asked. After observing she seated us and gave us a brief tutorial on the various types of sake.
We were then served an enormous variety of rolls, sashimi, and nigiri. We had Escolar (super white tuna), fresh salmon, and tuna. Some of the most enjoyed rolls were Heart Attack, Spicy Cara, Jazz, Caterpillar, and a fantastic Rainbow Roll. She accompanied the sushi with a Squid Salad and a vegetable medley from the grill.
The evening concluded with a serving of Japanese ice cream for everyone.
I can not express the satisfaction we had as a group with the food, service, and evening. The fish was very fresh and there was not one complaint from any member of our group.
We are anxiously waiting for our next trip to cowtown for sushi.