How To Host the Ultimate Sushi Party at Home

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A sushi platter with hosomaki and nigiri.
BetMGM Oct 20, 2021, 7:53 AM

You’re interested in hosting a party for your friends, but your party planning ideas feel a bit lacking? Why not try hosting an exciting sushi party with some fun and exciting online casino games to round off the night? Read on to find out everything you need to know to host an exciting sushi-themed event.

Get your sushi made, or do it yourself?

While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with placing an order at your favorite sushi place and going to collect it before your party, making your own sushi is undoubtedly its own form of creative (and tasty) fun. If you’re interested in making your own, here’s everything you’ll need, and what you should prepare in advance.

The tools of the sushi trade

Before we look at the various ingredients that you will need, it’s important to have the following items to prepare the sushi:

  • Bamboo sushi mats
  • Suitably sharp knives
  • Cutting boards
  • All the things you’ll need to eat with, such as chopsticks, side plates, plates, and platters

The number of these items will depend on how many people you are inviting to your sushi party.

The sushi

There are undoubtedly many incredible types of sushi, but it’s probably best if you start with some of the simpler types first. With this in mind, we’ll only be listing the different types of ingredients you’ll need for the following types of sushi:

  • Hosomaki (thin sushi rolls)
  • Nigiri

Hosomaki ingredients

In order to make thin sushi rolls, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Sushi rice
  • Dried seaweed sheets (nori)
  • Your choice of filling such as tuna or salmon, avocado, cucumber, or carrots
  • A small dish of vinegar or water

Begin by laying out your sushi mat. If necessary, cut the nori sheet down to the size of the sushi roll you want. Then place the prepared nori sheet onto the sushi mat, leaving about half an inch of the mat exposed along the bottom. 

Next, add a thin layer of sushi rice along the nori, leaving slightly less than half an inch exposed along the top. Add a small amount of whatever filling you want along the center of the rice (this must be horizontally along the center, not vertically). Then take your finger, dip it into the vinegar or water, and run it along the exposed edge of the nori.

With these steps completed, carefully roll the bottom of the sushi mat upward, bringing the dry end of the nori together with the wet end. Gently press downward, and release. Your sushi roll is nearly complete. All you need to do is cut it into smaller pieces and enjoy!  

Nigiri ingredients and how to make it

Nigiri is undoubtedly the simplest type of sushi. All you need is:

  • Sushi rice
  • Tuna or salmon (or another topping that you enjoy, such as prawn)
  • A small dish of lukewarm water

Assuming your work area and sushi rice are already prepared, all you need to do is lightly wet your hands in the dish of lukewarm water, grab a small portion of rice, and shape it into the traditional semi-circle base or foundation. You may need to do this multiple times while gently pressing the rice together in order to make the rice stick in the right shape.

After that, cut a thin slice of your favorite fish to the right size and lay it on top of your rice base, and there you go! You now have your first piece of nigiri sushi!

Add the following condiments to spice things up

Some of you may have noticed that a few little touches are missing, but don’t worry, we have you covered. In order to add that final aspect of authenticity to your sushi party, be sure to have some of the following condiments:

  • Wasabi
  • Tamari (a specific type of Japanese soy sauce)
  • Soy sauce
  • Sriracha
  • Pickled ginger, thinly sliced
  • Kewpie mayonnaise

Wrap up your evening with online casino games

If you’re thinking of rounding off your incredible sushi party with an activity, why not play some casino games? At BetMGM, we have many online slots, including an exciting sushi-themed game called Bushi Sushi, if you’d like to keep things on theme. 

Bushi Sushi is an exciting 5×3 slot from Microgaming that combines sushi with bushido (bushi) themes to bring you a fun and lighthearted casino slot experience. Players get to spin reels that are filled with sushi symbols, as well as other Japanese-related motifs, like the yin and yang symbol (albeit with a slight sushi twist), and a Japanese sushi warrior (doesn’t that sound dangerously delicious?). Players can also enjoy free spins, multipliers, and more when they try their luck with this exciting gambling game.  

Have a fantastic time with other exciting gambling games

If you’d like to mix it up and are looking for more of the best games to play at our casino, be sure to register at BetMGM and check out all the fantastic gambling experiences we have available. We have variety games, virtual sports, live dealer, casino table games, and plenty more for new and experienced gamblers alike. Be sure to take a look at our exciting gaming library to round off your perfect night of partying!

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