Cucumber and Pickled Plum Hoso Maki Roll

Preparation info
  • Makes —


    maki roll
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      15 min

Appears in
Masu: Fresh, contemporary, accessible Japanese for the home cook

By Nic Watt

Published 2016

  • About

Hoso maki is believed to be the original form of rolled sushi, as it uses a single or minimal filling. With a maki roll it’s always about the freshness, so make them as close to serving as possible. The basic fundamentals of maki are room temperature rice and crisp dry nori.

Once you have mastered the small thin roll, it will put you in good stead to move on to bigger and inside-out rolls. This elegant bite-size sushi makes for great finger food. I often use hoso maki on tasting men