Studying English in the UK isn’t only about lessons and homework, we also have an amazing social programme you can take part in. Each week we chats with teachers, excursions you can go on or suggestions of things to do in or around Hastings with your classmates. It changes every week and there’s always lots to do and see. Just this week our students and staff in Hastings made Sushi together. Miki a student from Japan has written a few words about it.
Hi I’m Miki from Japan and I’ve been in the UK for two months. This week we decided to organise a sushi lunch with a difference- we were learning to make the sushi ourselves!
In my opinion this food get-together was a success because everything was organised in English: we arranged the shopping, advertised the event to other students and of course taught everyone how to actually make the sushi. It was a real opportunity to introduce my country’s culture to international students!
My main responsibility in this lunch event was preparing the rice. We used sticky rice for making this dish. Tayuki and Yoshika (also from Japan) were in charge of guiding students with clear instructions and everyone was able to attempt rolling the seaweed and sticky rice using special mats. I forgot to say, we had lots of fillings as well such as tuna, salmon, avocado, cucumber and even squid.
The interesting thing was all the shapes and sizes in which the sushi came out….some not conforming to normal Japanese sizes!! Jade from Thailand created huge rolls which was great for those of us with healthy appetites!! Dilek from Turkey took great care to create very neat ones and Bashar packed the rolls full of so many ingredients, we didn’t think he’d be able to roll it up! When we had produced several plates, we sat down with green tea and chopsticks which we all managed to used more or less successfully! Dropping the sushi in the soy sauce dish wasn’t such a problem but taking too much wasabi wasn’t such a good thing. Itadakimasu
It was all delicious and we all ate loads! The only thing to be careful of was the wasabi!!
Now we all feel confident about making our own sushi instead of buying it from the supermarket!