Sushi Workshop: How to Make Temaki

Temaki, or “hand rolls,” are cone-shaped pieces of sushi that are hand rolled using sheets of nori and are filled with a variety of ingredients.

What You Will Need

nori seaweed

Nori Seaweed

Fillings will depend on the type of sushi roll you are making.  Choose from our recommended fillings or have some fun and create your own!

Step-by-Step Instructions

Prepare hand vinegar and set aside. Prepare your choice of filling ingredients based on the type of hand roll you are making. Always cut your filling ingredients into long sticks if possible. This will allow for an even distribution and makes it easier to roll. When using raw fish and/or seafood, always ensure that you are using high quality, fresh ingredients.


  1. Cut a nori sheet in half.
  1. Place the nori in one hand, rough side up.


  1. Dip the other hand in the hand vinegar and take 2-3 tablespoons of sushi rice. Spread a thin layer of rice diagonally over one third of the nori, creating a triangle shape and leaving the corners of the nori exposed.


  1. Arrange your fillings diagonally across the rice from the bottom centre to the outer corner making sure that you do not overfill.


  1. Take the bottom corner of the nori and wrap it to the upper centre to form a cone.


  1. Start rolling nori around.


  1. Roll the cone until all the nori is fully wrapped around.


  1. To seal the cone at the end, place a few grains of rice at the corner of the nori and press closed.


  1. Add your choice of toppings.



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The seeds of the Wafu® story were planted when Mari Toyoda, a trained Japanese chef, immigrated to Montreal, Canada.

Mari grew up working in her parent’s Tokyo restaurant. In Montreal, she started a sushi business and a sushi workshop on the side. And it was here that Wafu® truly got started.

To serve with her sushi, Mari wanted a sesame dressing like the ones that she had grown up eating. Something smooth… creamy… tasty. Something authentically Japanese.

In her own kitchen, she created what was to become the first Wafu product: a versatile salad dressing with no colours, no artificial flavours, no trans fats… had almost no cholesterol or saturated fats… and was 100% delicious.

Today, Wafu® continues to bring the authentic flavours of Japan from the east to the west, so everyone can enjoy them.

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