Tempura PBR Beer Batter Sushi

By Brian Lemay 78 comments

Welcome back to another cooking video. Today
I’m going to show you how to make Beer Batter Sushi Roll using PBR Beer.
To make things interesting I’m going to make the inside of the sushi roll look like
sushi roll art and represent the PBR logo on the can. Now to make that I’m going to
have to create naturally blue sushi rice which has never been done so let’s get going,
let’s make it happen! Alright, so let’s start off by making naturally
blue sushi rice. First thing you want to do is take a teabag of Butterfly Pea Flower tea,
place it in some boiling water and add a bunch more because you want it a very, very strong
blue. Butterfly Pea Flowers are blue and they create
this blue dye that infuses into the water when you boil it with it. This is a great
way to get naturally blue dye. Just use this like you normally would with a teabag, just
infuse it in and let it cool down. This is it when it cools down. I’m going
to show you this because it’s kind of important. I’ve got here the blue dye in a test tube
and some acid, in this case lemon juice but it could be vinegar and what happens when
you mix it with the blue dye it turns purple pinkish reddish color, that’s what you want
to avoid. Keep that in mind for later. Now to make the sushi rice I’m just going
to add some sushi rice into my sushi rice cooker and then I’m going to add a premeasured
amount of blue dye water I just made. Now if you don’t know how to make sushi
rice check out my recipe by clicking on the top left corner of your screen or in the description
below for the measurements and times. Just cook it like you normally would—makes
a funny sound. Once it’s done you’re going to have this beautiful light blue colored
sushi rice which his just awesome. Now you’re going to want to let it cool down and then
you’re going to want to take your sushi rice vinegar mix which is acidic and you’re
going to want to add some sodium bicarbonate which is an alkaline and will balance out
the acidity. You just add about a half teaspoon and just let it dissolve into it; this will
stabilize the acidity of it so it doesn’t change the color of the blue pigment into
purple pinkish. Once you’ve let your sushi rice cool down
you just spread it over it just like this lightly and cut it into your sushi rice like
you normally would. One thing to note is I’ve let the sushi
rice cool down a lot more than I usually would before I add the rice vinegar mix, because
the heat would probably accelerate the food color pigmentation turning from blue to purple.
There we go, blue sushi rice done, let’s move onto to rolling.
Alright, so now to roll your sushi roll. You take a half sheet of Nori like this and fold
it in half, this is just to mark the center line and from the center line you want to
go one inch to the side, 2.5cm, and make a cut.
Okay, now you want to take 85 grams of blue sushi rice and just place it in a lump form
across your Nori. You don’t want to spread it out because you want to roll this into
a cylinder and there’s going to be nothing in the middle. Now you just roll it up into
a cylinder, you can use a bamboo rolling mat but it’s not completely necessary. Once
you’ve rolled it up you want to tuck in the sides just like this, and then just put
this to one side until you need it later. Now you take the other piece of Nori you just
cut off and you cut that in half length wise like this. Then you want to get 7 to 8 grams
of blue sushi rice and just lay it across the middle line going all the way across and
evenly spread out. Then you just want to fold this up into a U-shaped column. This is so
it stays together when I’m trying to roll it and I get more detail in the end result.
Once you’ve done that you just want to make the second column which is exactly the same
as the first one, again take 7 to 8 grams of cooked blue sushi rice, lay it across the
center, fold it up and then lay it to one side until you need it later. Just leave it
and come back to it later. Now I’m going to take some Sea Bass, this
is half a fillet of Sea Bass which I’ve cut length wise and here I’m going to take
my cylinder and slice it at the same length as the cylinder so that I have workable bits
of fish. I’m going to just slice again to make a nice rectangle. The excess piece can
be made into tartare and put into another sushi roll. Just put these to one side until
you need it. Alright now take another half sheet of Nori;
you just want to add a little bit of rice at the end of it, this will act like glue
to hold the other piece of Nori. Take a quarter sheet of Nori and you place that at the end
of it and stick it on, this makes a longer piece of Nori just like this.
Now you want to take some fish, cut half a centimeter just like so, and then you just
lay it right here on your Nori. Now you want to take the rice columns and put one on either
side with the rice facing upwards, just like so. Then you want to cut another strip of
fish just like you did the last one, one fifth of an inch, half centimeter, and just lay
it on the bottom side of your rice columns. Now you want to take a red bell pepper piece
and just lay it next to it and then lay a bit more fish at the end covering the end
of the Nori. Now you want to take another piece of fish
and just cut it about here, about three centimeters, one inch and one fifth and then just add another
piece of red bell pepper at the end and one more piece of fish at the end of that.
Now you want to take your cylinder and just test roll it to see how far it goes, so start
at the seam and roll forwards all the way until the end of the seam, this way you will
know where it will end and you can add more fish or take away fish depending how it is.
Mine is perfect so I’m just going to roll it.
You can see the fish ends at the fish and just keep rolling forwards, and there we go.
Now I’m just going to roll forwards more until I cover the end of the Nori. You need
that much extra Nori because the deep fryer is a very harsh environment and you want to
make sure it doesn’t come unraveled. Now just tuck in the sides and there we go,
the roll is ready for deep frying. Okay so now to make some tempura beer batter.
You take 100 grams of tempura flour mix and just add it into a bowl like so, and then
you want to take a little bit of PBR beer and add it in a little at a time. Usually
it’s about 100 grams of flour to 120 milliliters of liquid, in this case beer.
Just mix it in lightly, don’t over mix it because you want to have little lumps of flour.
If you see it’s a bit too thick just add a little bit more beer and get the right consistency,
just enough so it can coat the sushi roll. That looks about right to me. Now I’m going
to take my sushi roll and I’m going to roll it in the beer batter just like so, you’re
going to get your fingers a little bit messy, that’s fine. Don’t forget to tumble it
forwards to make sure you get the ends of it and just keep rolling it around. Now you
want to add it into your deep fryer at 170-degrees Celsius until it becomes a beautiful golden
brown. It should take about two to three minutes and then you’ll have this beautiful crispy
crust. Now just take it and place it onto some napkins
to cool down and let some of the oil run off. Then you just want to cut into slices. Take
your sharp knife and cut it into one and a half centimeter thick slices, that’s 3/5
inch, it’s quite easy to cut. You should get three slices and two end bits.
Look at that beautiful PBR logo in there, it’s great but it’s not complete yet.
To complete it I have just cut out some Nori letters with a tiny little scissors, it was
quite difficult but I made it happen. Here we go, Nori is the same seaweed as you used
for the sushi roll. So here I’ve got a P, and I’ve got a B,
and we’re going to finish off with an R. That’s great, if you don’t want a corporate
logo on them you can always just put a little curve and a little dot followed by another
little dot to make a smiley face. Now the Nori letters are very easy to put
on, you just get them close to the sushi rice and they just grab hold of it just like this.
The only thing is if you try to move them after you place them down they will rip and
tear so make sure you get them in the right spot from the get go.
There we go, PBR sushi roll done! This is the end of the PBR sushi roll I hope
you enjoyed it, if you did and you want to see me make some more sushi roll art and you
have some great suggestions, leave them in the comment section below and I’ll be sure
to take a look at them. Alright, thank you for watching. See you guys
next week – goodbye! END



Feb 2, 2016, 3:30 pm Reply

Oh my God first to comment

ATW Tech – Alpha R2

Feb 2, 2016, 3:31 pm Reply

great a blue ribbon. now I'm crying.

Tibi D

Feb 2, 2016, 3:34 pm Reply



Feb 2, 2016, 3:36 pm Reply

i saw your kitchen gadgets video, like in the next to watch, and checked your channel out*… and you just uploaded a vid!
* its my first encounter /w ur channel


Feb 2, 2016, 3:43 pm Reply

this is one of the stranger sponsors but that was a very creative sushi roll.

Alexis S

Feb 2, 2016, 3:44 pm Reply

"If you don't want a corporate logo on" who wouldn't want a corporate logo on their sushi Chef Devaux lol

Justin Lacanaria

Feb 2, 2016, 3:45 pm Reply

Wow i am intwrested with that

Tay Anjelly

Feb 2, 2016, 3:53 pm Reply


Sude Gökçel

Feb 2, 2016, 4:25 pm Reply

Looks really good tbh 💣

9.9 I have

Feb 2, 2016, 4:31 pm Reply

The first 500

John Blund

Feb 2, 2016, 4:32 pm Reply

Haha that's so trashy. Love it! 😀

Dinda Miani

Feb 2, 2016, 4:50 pm Reply

WowThank you for sharing, this tutorial is really charming. You are such an inspiration……

Brittany Johnson

Feb 2, 2016, 4:55 pm Reply

where do you get that rice cooker

Brittany Johnson

Feb 2, 2016, 4:56 pm Reply

and knives?

Daniel Book

Feb 2, 2016, 5:02 pm Reply

chef D. great idea. I've never tasted PBR. So I'm definitely going to be using this. Thanks bro

amanda cabrera

Feb 2, 2016, 5:19 pm Reply

beer and a deep fryer….. are you sure your a from Denmark?/Spain and not Wisconsin USA?


Feb 2, 2016, 5:21 pm Reply

Awesome sushi with blue rice :-). Done! …. watching too much Gordon? 😉


Feb 2, 2016, 5:51 pm Reply

Really cool idea with the blue tea!


Feb 2, 2016, 6:06 pm Reply

Very impressive as always!!! ^.^ <3 your work!!! You're easy on the eyes too


Feb 2, 2016, 6:12 pm Reply

What the hell did I just watch? I love those crazy sushi rolls 😀


Feb 2, 2016, 6:27 pm Reply

does the tea change the taste of the rice?

Eriane Brabec

Feb 2, 2016, 6:28 pm Reply

I've never had PBR before but that looks delicious. Have you ever thought of making Eel Tempura Sushi? It's absolutely delicious and one of my favorites. I'd love to know how to make it.

Ashley Coleman

Feb 2, 2016, 6:46 pm Reply

'Oh' says the rice maker in a comforting digital text…


Feb 2, 2016, 6:49 pm Reply

so kewl

Cody Geer

Feb 2, 2016, 6:50 pm Reply

your sushi looks great. It would be cool to be served creative rolls at a restaurant but I'm sure they'd come at a premium.

Dual Love

Feb 2, 2016, 7:18 pm Reply

Sao creative


Feb 2, 2016, 7:22 pm Reply

you should really try to open up a restaurant that would be so cool

Raphy Laviers

Feb 2, 2016, 7:28 pm Reply

What are you gonna do for 300,000 subs?

Youtube Hero

Feb 2, 2016, 7:30 pm Reply

lol he didn't even wash the sushi rice? smh

pahadi chef sunny

Feb 2, 2016, 7:31 pm Reply

keep it up chef , thank you for sharing.. 🙂


Feb 2, 2016, 8:08 pm Reply

You should taste the sushi after you make it😛

Bret Walton

Feb 2, 2016, 8:08 pm Reply

Do you have some kind of background in chemistry? I noticed in a lot of your videos that you explain a lot of what is happening using some solid chemistry.

Matthew Son

Feb 2, 2016, 11:25 pm Reply

What can be a substitute for beer?

Ana Portgas

Feb 2, 2016, 12:48 am Reply

I'm in love with your creations!


Feb 2, 2016, 12:53 am Reply

I'd live to see a turorial for a mona lisa sushi roll

jaysata lee

Feb 2, 2016, 3:07 am Reply

hey man ..I am a sushi chef in ca… where u get that idea. . you are so creative. ..awesome:)


Feb 2, 2016, 4:40 am Reply

you should make a tempura roll and show us how to make tempura

Wansta’s Channel

Feb 2, 2016, 4:40 am Reply

How to roll blunts N joints

frackyou asshat

Feb 2, 2016, 4:59 am Reply

use a good beer next time that said VERY CREATIVE IDEA!


Feb 2, 2016, 10:07 am Reply

beer batter is so good! especially onion rings in beer batter. yum. but nothing beats fresh sushi!

Bad doggie

Feb 2, 2016, 7:05 pm Reply

All you did was make a dye out of natural ingredients. Doesn t make the rice "naturally blue" lollll. Every single thing man-made is at it,s base taken from natural ingredients, if you need to have human intervention to make it happen then it no longer is "natural" no matter what is said. That sushi rice didn t naturally grow out of a natural field blue lollllll.


Feb 2, 2016, 8:31 am Reply

Hey man I just wanted to leave a comment of encouragement. I just started watching your videos and when I looked back at your channel a couple years ago it makes me sad to see so many mean comments about your skill level and knowledge. It's nice to see how well you've grown since then, and that you didn't let those things get to you early on. You're very professional looking now (how your videos are put together), and you look like you know your stuff even more. I don't have much desire to make sushi at home, but I still really enjoy watching your videos so I can learn about one of my absolute favorite foods. Thanks. Keep it up.

See Marie

Feb 2, 2016, 5:19 pm Reply

I've commented on one of your other videos asking where the deep fryer is from. I haven't heard from you yet.

MJ Ramirez

Feb 2, 2016, 4:56 am Reply

is it weird that I'm thinking if its possible to get someone drunk with this? haha just have them eat enough sushi to get them wasted…. ah I'm such a creep

Ann-Marie Pham

Feb 2, 2016, 8:02 am Reply

I have the same rice cooker LOL

Stem B

Feb 2, 2016, 8:34 pm Reply

tried sushi for the first time, I didnt like it.

Cx News

Feb 2, 2016, 8:43 pm Reply

why cant you just add blue food coloring into the rice


Feb 2, 2016, 8:44 pm Reply

i like to buy this beer


Feb 2, 2016, 2:49 pm Reply

Very Creative! Bravo!

Lau Pok Hoi Richard

Feb 2, 2016, 8:26 pm Reply

wow, this looks interesting

Rihards Veide

Mar 3, 2016, 2:24 pm Reply

Mr.Devaux , you are crazy 😀 Really cool !


Mar 3, 2016, 2:40 pm Reply

Do you have a link to the rice cooker used in the video?


Mar 3, 2016, 11:25 am Reply

i hate sushi


Mar 3, 2016, 5:32 pm Reply



dyahmi danish

Mar 3, 2016, 11:19 pm Reply

I want to watch you eat after the sushi have finished for every video.

joey perrier

Mar 3, 2016, 3:21 pm Reply

your videos are all wrong.
sushi is about simplistic tasteful food not as much stuff you can through in a roll

Chef Rafi’s Awesome World

Mar 3, 2016, 11:44 pm Reply

Really nice. Can you make sailboat sushi?

Yoga Dreams

Mar 3, 2016, 2:56 pm Reply

Yummy 🙂


Apr 4, 2016, 2:37 am Reply

03:44 He knows how to fill and roll a joint.


Apr 4, 2016, 4:50 am Reply

The one dry teabag in the pot is killing me

izzi arias

Apr 4, 2016, 4:09 am Reply

4:00 looks like he rolling a blunt

Elliott Grado

Apr 4, 2016, 1:07 am Reply

can u make a deadpool sushi


Apr 4, 2016, 5:07 pm Reply

could you do a video on curing salmon and how to make it safe? wether it has to be sushi grade or not.

Fredrik Blomster

May 5, 2016, 12:35 pm Reply

Plz do some kind of vegan sushi.

The Bat Le

May 5, 2016, 10:22 pm Reply



May 5, 2016, 6:12 pm Reply

I like the chemistry you added in the beginning :3

Mert Özcan

Jun 6, 2016, 2:02 pm Reply

I supposed condom at 0.35


Jun 6, 2016, 11:51 pm Reply

where can u buy the Sushi mat at u are using

Bats Records

Jun 6, 2016, 8:42 am Reply

thumbs up !

Brian Westfield

Jul 7, 2016, 11:53 pm Reply

Do people like PBR? I've always thought it was a mediocre beer mainly popular because it was cheap to buy in college. But maybe for cooking it's amazing. What if PBR is subbed for Stella or an IPA?

Mauser c96 000

Jul 7, 2016, 6:43 am Reply

rolling blunts

Isabella Terzoli

Nov 11, 2016, 12:43 am Reply


Mexican Turtle

Jun 6, 2017, 2:53 am Reply

it's a science

Ramon Mary

Nov 11, 2017, 7:32 am Reply

Melhor canal de sushi que já vi


Oct 10, 2018, 4:25 am Reply

Would love to see flags decorated sushi or maybe names

Phuong Cosseron

Sep 9, 2019, 10:38 am Reply


Austin Arnold

Sep 9, 2019, 11:06 pm Reply

0:37 I thought he was opening a condom

Andy Newman

Dec 12, 2019, 4:40 pm Reply

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