People always talk about sushi making as this formidable, elusive craft that many have tried, but all but the most elite and Jiro-Ono-blessed have failed to execute well. And while I basically agree with this assessment, I've never understood it because most of the time when you're making sushi you're not seasoning or emulsifying oreven cooking anything except the rice, which you have a machine to do--flawlessly--for you. And more importantly, if sushi is so hard, why hasn't anyone invented a way to make it easier, and accessible to home cooks one and all? If we can build machines that churn out Indian rotis and spherificate any food into caviar, why the H-E-double-cucumber-sticks can't we build something that makes rolling sushi a no-brainer?
Well, Yomo Sushi thinks they have.
The Yomo Sushi Maker helps untrained sushi non-chefs construct "the perfect sushi roll every time." The manual, non-electric tool also contains a roll cutter for delivering precision-sliced side pieces that aren't all smooshed up with rice spilling out and avocado smeared everywhere like mine were that time my girlfriend made me take a Sushi ShakeUp! class with her.
Yomo Sushi has patented their elevated board and mat design, replacing the traditional bamboo rolling mat and resultant inconsistency in end product (i.e., tedious and frustrating work leading to crap California rolls) with 4 simple steps to sushi dominance. The kit includes a printed sushi making guide and recipes.