Its October half term again and as parents to two under 7s we are often trying to find ways to keep them entertained during the school holidays. So we were happy to receive an invitation to head to intu Trafford Centre to Yo Sushi which is located at the first floor of Selfridges to join their ‘Mini Ninja Sushi School’. A one hour session for kids on how to make sushi. The class gave our kids the chance to be creative with food, as they got to taste different ingredients like edamame beans, ginger, seaweed, and tofu in a fun and creative environment (which they would trust us, never have done at home).
What happens during a Mini Ninja Sushi making session?
There were about 7 kids in total attending the session (there can be more). The kids were told to clean their hands using hand sanitisers, use hats, gloves and then the Ninja YO! Chef, Chris, explained to the kids steps by step on what will take place. There were three recipes to make, the first Cucumber Maki, the second, Salmon Nigiri and lastly California rolls.
Here’s a short video on how to roll the California Roll or the Temaki Crab Roll.
The session is specially catered by kids from the ages of five to twelve years old. Which we think is the right age as it will be hard to keep kids below the age of five to sit in a spot and following instructions for an hour. If you child is vegetarian, don’t worry as the staff at YO! Sushi will prepare a vegetarian option.
From left, Cucumber Maki, Salmon Nigiri and California rolls