What is a good hack for a sushi rolling mat?

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Ginger O. August 1, 2014
Hands or plastic wrap.
trampledbygeese July 31, 2014
My Japanese friends just use cling wrap or quite often just their hands.

If you are having trouble rolling the seaweed, then cut it into smaller squares, lay out the rice and fillings on the table, and teach the eaters how to make temaki sushi cones. It's like a build your own sushi adventure, kids love it.

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HalfPint July 31, 2014
My local sushi place uses plastic wrap.
Pegeen July 31, 2014
From the "Why didn't I think of that" category.
Summer O. July 31, 2014
Honestly the plastic wrap worked better than a bamboo mat.
Pegeen July 31, 2014
p.s. Don't Japanese sushi masters ever make sushi rolls using just their hands? Obviously, the seaweed outside, not inside-out.
Pegeen July 31, 2014
These are guesses. A Silpat baking sheet. A bamboo placemat. A dishtowel sprayed with a neutral oil to avoid sticking.
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