Sushi dinner parties just became as easy to host as serving edamame with Teach Me Sushi, now available on the iPad. We’ve boiled, sliced, and rolled our way into delicious sushi with the Teach Me Sushi versions for the iPhone, and the iPad release is even more visually delicious, taking full advantage of the large screen.
The best part about Teach Me Sushi for the iPad is how thoughtfully well-designed and comprehensive the app is. Yes, there are illustrious videos, along with step-by-step photo directions. However, there is also a precise food calculator, shopping list, GPS directions to your local Japanese market, and more. Let’s set the rice timer and see what else Teach Me Sushi cooks up!
Teach Me Sushi is a well designed, comprehensive, and thoughtful iPad app that makes hosting a sushi party a snap. The videos are gorgeously presented, making each step of sushi-making deliciously clear. You also have the option to view each step in clear, illustrated photos, akin to a step-by-step cookbook.
With a large initial download, you don’t have to wait for each recipe to download as you use one. After all, who has any patience when you are hungry?
However, Teach Me Sushi is so much more than just a sushi making guide. Using the calculator, the app instantly calculates the ingredients based on the rolls you are making, as well as the number of people who will be attending your sushi feast. No more blind guessing or blowing your budget at the fish counter at the Asian market!
With the shopping list in hand, Teach Me Sushi can direct you to the nearest Japanese grocery stores using GPS and your current location.
Those who do not own a rice cooker can also appreciate the built-in rice timer that runs in the background.
While some iPad apps leave you feeling lonely, Teach Me Sushi is happy to hold your sticky rice-covered hands. In the “Ask Jake” section, you can really ask Jake any question, and he will respond with enthusiasm and expertise. What more could you ask from an iPad app?
If you are looking to learn how to make traditional, absolutely authentic sushi, then Teach Me Sushi does not fit the bill. In fact, no iPad app, cookbook, or otherwise can teach how to make undeniably authentic sushi, as the time-honored art of sushi and the life of a true sushi master takes years to master.
However, if you are like me and most Americans, and your favorite sushi to enjoy is the California Roll, Philadelphia Roll, and Volcano Roll (all while listening to rock ‘n roll), then Teach Me Sushi will be your best friend accented with wasabi. Jake’s enthusiasm for sushi will invigorate the inner sushi-maker inside of you. For the ladies who love an accent, his Australian one especially makes listening to making rice, preparing your vegetables, and choosing your fish a delight!
Teach Me Sushi for the iPad offers much more than one typically expects with a cooking app, and it is one I whole-stomachly recommend.
Teach Me Sushi for the iPad [ iTunes Link ] requires iPad iOS 4.0 or later. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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