My favourite type of sushi is “aburi hotate”(炙りホタテ), scallops cooked with a flame. Scallops are expensive and having the sushi chef use a blow torch adds a 100 円 (about $1) a plate to the cost. I used to eat these these about once a week but now I get to eat them every other day thanks to one of my favourite Christmas gifts. I love my blowtorch. Not only do I get to eat one of my favourite things, I get to have fun making them.