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Sushi ingredients - best seaweed?

dreamoo | Sep 14, 2011 11:02 AM

Hi y'all,

I have only ever made sushi at home once in my life during university and it was at a party where I didn't buy any of the ingredients. I'd like to make some this week at home and I'm kinda stumped on what I should pick up. I mean, I have a general idea of the core things I need, but unsure of brands.

Recommend any favorites/greats you've tried before? Preferably suggest stuff I can pick up at a T&T for ease of discussion. I'm not looking to make the world's most amazing sushi at home right now. Maybe later.

RICE: Haven't picked it up yet, I think I know I have to get Japanese rice (they're short grain?) but have no affinity or knowledge of any particular brand.
RICE VINEGAR: I stood in the vinegar aisle in T&T forever until I just decided on a whim to pick any damn ol' rice vinegar (I picked one in particular that said "sushi vinegar").
SEAWEED: Need some real suggestions on this one!
WASABI: I went with just some ol' paste in a tube. Far from fancy, obvs.
OTHER STUFF: What's some good stuff to put in sushi? I'm thinking sashimi grade salmon, avocado, oshinko, cucumbers, pumpkin/yam/squash if I can swing it...
EQUIPMENT: I have a rice cooker and a sushi rolling mat.

Am I missing anything? Am I going to fail miserably at this venture? Who knows. Suggest away! Thanks!

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