Chocolate Sushi would be perfect for your Valentine
Monday, February 13, 2012 5:43:20 AM
I have heard about Chocolate Sushi for the first time from my husband. He went on a business trip from last Wednesday to Friday and stayed at the Mariot Hotel, where they serve Chocolate Sushi as dessert.
My husband said the sweet sushi taste pretty good. He also took the picture of this dessert and e-mail to me. My husband and I are big fans of Sushi, so I'm pretty curious about the Chocolate Sushi. Especially when my husband doesn't like chocolate but still love this dessert. Therefore, I wanted to make a surprise for him when he came back from the trip on Friday. This is also another Valentine gift for him. Valentine Day is not complete without chocolate right?
I google the term "chocolate sushi" and found a video of Youtube, in which Executive Chef Manfred Lassahn from Hyatt Hotel gave a very good demonstration about how to make Coconut Chocolate Sushi. Yes, the "rice" of the sushi is the combination of 5 lbs. unsweetened shredded coconut + 1/2 cup heavy cream + 1/4 cup corn syrup. The amount of sugar added is up to your taste. The filling is chocolate ganache. The cover of the sushi roll is made of dark chocolate couverture and roasted shred coconut. The process of making chocolate sushi is very time consuming. It requires 24 hours in the cooler and 1 night in the freezer. If you're curious like me, just watch the video for more details and demo. Here is the link to the video of Youtube:
My first attempt of making Chocolate sushi is fine until the step of dipping it into melted chocolate and coat is with roasted coconut. I didn't notice that Chef Manfred use chocoalte couverture, and I just used regular melted dark chocolate. The melted chocolate was so thick that I couldn't get the sushi coated evenly Moreover, the harden chocolate layer outside the sushi make it difficult to cut the roll beautifully Although it doesn't look good, my husband said that it taste pretty much the same like what he had at Mariot Hotel. Not bad for the first attempt, right?
P/S: I used raspberry to imitate to masago on top of the chocolate sushi. I pretty like this idea
BONUS: My chocolate sushi photo is selected and posted on foodgawker.com under the code #147325. I'm so bless about this result. It's more than expected. Yay! Check out the link to see which is the selected photo and my other photos on foodgawker here: