I am very lucky that all of my children bar one are open to try pretty much any food that they are introduced to.
This has opened them up to experiencing a wide variety of different cuisines with sushi coming pretty high up on their list of loves.
Trying to make it for ourselves though is something even I haven’t attempted so when we were asked along to Yo Sushi at Boxpark, Croydon I was as excited as the children!
On a Tuesday and Wednesday at 11am during the summer holidays Yo Sushi is running their Mini Ninja Sushi making masterclass aimed at children aged 5-12.
Being as unorganised as always I hadn’t looked at the recommended age range and in fact went along with Oscar(3) and Frankie(5) and Izzy(11).
Our super friendly Sushi maestro sat the children down and got them kitted out in their hats and gloves in preparation to get creating.
They were all given instructions sheets on how to make Maki, Salmon Nigi and Crab Handrolls.
These weren’t neeeded as the children were shown step by step how to make each piece and there was plenty of hands on help if neeeded.
Usually the attention span of my children is limited to cupcakes but amazingly they sat through the whole hour without a fidget or a moan.
Once their boxes were filled with yummy sushi made by their own fair hands there was a quick game of who could move the edamame beans the quickest which was great to burn off a bit of energy.
At the end of the session they were awarded a certificate for all their hard word and given a bag to take home their sushi and the rolling mats they used so they could have a go again at home.
My lot however couldn’t wait to get home to eat so we sat for a while eating there creations whilst I sampled some delightful pork buns that I will certainly be returning again for.
There is still time to get you litttle ones booked in at several different locations around the country and it has certainly come highly recommended from us!