ROK n’ ROLLIN Sushi Class with Sake Rok // Las Vegas Eats
If you live in Las Vegas and you haven’t heard of Sake Rok, then you’ve obviously been living under a rock! Currently, located in The Park in front of the T-Mobile Arena in between Park MGM and New York – New York, Sake Rok is not only a restaurant in the middle of the action, but it’s also a spot where the action can be found! Known for its combined atmosphere of food, music, and Japanese inspired theatrics Sake Rok is a Las Vegas favorite among tourists and locals. The restaurant is open for lunch, dinner and has a late-night bar so you can enjoy fresh sushi and private label sake day and night.
The place is dubbed to be one of the most vibrant night-life experience restaurants on the strip, with a “DISCLAIMER” on their website that warns guests,
DISCLAIMER: You're about to be immersed in a night of food, music, and theatrics. Enjoy dining like you have never experienced before. Sake Bombs, Dance Parties and Restaurant Wide Revelry... Be warned, you may get Sake Rok'd!
Among all the notable things about the restaurant, its newest addition to their “Events” list has piqued my interest: The restaurant’s first ever ROK n’ ROLLIN Sushi Class taught and hosted exclusively by Sake Rok’s Executive Chef himself, Sung Park.
Guests are now invited to attend a first-hand experience to learn the best sushi rolling methods from the master himself while creating 4 of the restaurants most popular sushi rolls: California, Salmon & Avocado, Spicy Tuna, and 'Speciality Roll'.
Not only is each participant able to take home their hand crafted sushi creations, but the first 50 guests receive a Sake Rok swag bag with a sushi mat, a Hachimaki (headband), chopsticks and 10% discount on their next visit.
The class includes all the equipment you need to become an amateur Sushi Chef:
And of course, no sushi chef outfit is complete with a headband!
At first, I wasn’t sure if I was cut out for the challenge of creating my own rolls. However after a couple hours behind the board, I’m confident to say that I could probably go home and host my own sushi rolling party with my husband and friends.
The key element to making a bomb.com roll? Perfect white rice.
How do you get perfect white rice? You mix it with rice vinegar.
I think the most difficult part for me was using the sushi mat to create the proper shape for my roll and then cutting my roll. The shape wasn’t “horrible” per say. For a two hour class, I don’t think I did bad! Cutting was the worst though. Like most who hear the phrase, “Be careful with a knife, it’s very sharp”, I initially held the knife with the wrong technique. To ensure a perfect cut, I learned I had to hold the knife (carefully) by placing my grip closer to where the top of the handle and the knife meet allowing the knife to glide through the sushi as I made my way to the bottom of the roll of cut it. Wiping the knife with each cut helps lessen the chance for the rice to clump together and allow for a smoother cut!
Check out the Sake Rok ROK n’ ROLLIN’ Sushi Class on Saturdays at 12 PM or 2 PM. For more details and pricing information, check out www.sakeroklv.com/events/rok-n-rollin-sushi-classes.