As we all love Sushi but don’t always have time to prepare it by ourselves, we went on a quest for the best Sushi restaurant here in Lund. And we found it – Ra Epok (Swedish for “Raw Epoch”).
This cute and unique restaurant follows its philosophy to use only local Swedish fish such as trout, walleye or cod, meaning that they do not use any fish on “IUCN Red List of Threatened Species”. The Sushi is prepared next to the customers and a delicious soup is offered while waiting for the fresh Sushi. The prices are very reasonable and therefore this restaurant is quite busy during lunch- and dinnertime. Try it - you will be impressed!
Where: Klostergatan 7, 222 22 Lund
When: Monday – Friday: 11 – 21h; Saturday: 12 – 21h; Sunday: closed.
You love Sushi but here in Lund it’s just too expensive? Or you want to try something new? Then do it yourself! It is really simple and tastes delicious. Here is how you make Sushi:
For 4 persons you need:
- 500gr. Sushi Rice
- 1 package Nori Leaves (dried seaweed)
- 300gr. Fresh Fish (e.g. tuna or salmon filet, ask for sushi quality!)
- 2 Avocados
- 1 Cucumber
- 1 tube Wasabi
- 1 small bottle Soy Sauce (Tip: take ‘Kikkoman’)
- 1 jar Pickled Sushi Ginger
- 2 spoons bottle Sushi Vinegar
- 2 spoons Sugar
- Optional: Surimi, Shrimps, Fish Eggs
Here for some inspiration for starting the Sushi adventure:
You can get all ingredients at ICA
- Sushi rolling mat
How to proceed
- Wash the sushi rice
- Cook the rice as described on the package. If this sounds too complicated to you, just put the rice in a big pot and fill it up with the double amount of water. Wait until the water starts boiling and then lower the heat and leave it for 20 minutes until all the water is evaporated. Afterwards the rice must cool down to room temperature before you start making your sushi. Tip: Prepare the rice in the morning when you meet friends for dinner.
- Before starting the sushi adventure, you must add 2 spoons of sugar and 2 spoons of sushi vinegar to the sushi rice and stir it a bit.
- Chop all the vegetables and fish in very thin long pieces.
- Place a bowl of water next to your sushi battlefield. You need it for moistening your hands so the rice doesn’t stick to them.
- Place your sushi-rolling mat on a table and on top one of the Nori leaves.
- Now you can start taking the sushi rice and place it onto the Nori leave. Be careful to fill the leave with a thin layer (0.5 cm) until the leave is covered with approximately ¾ of rice.
- After this is done you can choose what you would like to have inside your sushi. Take for examples your chopped cucumber and salmon and place them horizontally on top of the rice layer. If you like you can squeeze a bit of wasabi on to the rice as well, but be careful, it’s crazy spicy. Don’t take too much.
- Now the difficult part comes. You need to try to get the lower part and roll it over the upper part, so that you are creating a roll. It needs to be tight. Therefore, you take the rolling mat afterwards and place it around the sushi roll to get it even tighter and press everything together. Then you can release the mat again and roll the rest of the Nori leave together.
- Congrats, you created your first sushi roll
- Take a very very very sharp knife (Japanese knife) and cut the sushi roll into 2 cm thick pieces.
- Now the great part comes. You are free to eat your self-made sushi. Eat it together with soy sauce and wasabi. If you are good at it, you can eat with chopsticks. This is the traditional way.