The Sushi Mold is a beautifully crafted tool to help you make sushi with ease, even if you didn't train under a master sushi chef!
The kit consists of a solid wood rectangular mold with regularly spaced grooves that rests on a removable bottom board, and a top lid or pushing element to form the rice.
To use, place the mold on top of the bottom board. Line the mold with plastic wrap, fill with flavored sushi rice and top with thin slices of raw fish, smoked salmon, thinly sliced vegetables, or whatever you prefer. Wrap the plastic over the top of the rice and toppings, and push down gently with the top lid. Slice the sushi where the grooves are, right through the plastid wrap. Voilà - perfectly portioned sushi! (this type of sushi is called oshizushi, or 'pressed sushi'.)
Composition, dimensions and care
Dimensions when fully assembled: 20.9 × 6.7 × 4.8 cm (8.29" x 2.64" x 1.89").
Hand wash only. Do not leave the parts soaking in water for too long. Wipe with a soft dry cloth after washing, and leave to dry out in an airy location.
A little about hinoki wood
Hinoki is a type of Japanese cedar wood. It is known to have natural antimicrobial qualities. It also absorbs excess moisture from food, making it taste better. Hinoki is used extensively for food containers, bento boxes (see our Magewappa bento boxes), and even traditional bathtubs.
Made in Japan, in Mie prefecture.