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Maki zushi or ‘rolled sushi’ is Japan’s answer to sandwiches. Like sandwiches, the origins of maki are said to lie in gambling dens, where keen gamblers who couldn’t bear to leave the table in search of food took to wrapping their snacks in nori and rice.
Maki is highly versatile and portable, and when made properly it is beautiful. As with many good things in life, however, practice makes perfect.
Maki comes in a variety of different thickness, ranging from host maki ( a thin roll with a single filling ) to futomaki ( a thick roll with several different fillings ). The basic technique is the same, though. You can choose any filling you like, but here are some classic suggestions t start you off.