★Sushi Course

 Duration : 5 hours

●We use high-quality raw fish from Tsukiji fish Market

●Enjoy a real fresh wasabi!!

Sushi schools and sushi classes in Tokyo are really popular.  Yuka’s sushi class is taught in English, so it is one of the few sushi school’s in Tokyo where you can learn how to make sushi if you don’t speak Japanese and are new to and/or visiting Japan.

 

In this sushi course in Tokyo, we will make Japanese nigiri sushi, sushi rolls miso soup as well. Once we finish eating the sushi we will enjoy Japanese style chilled tofu. Then Yuka will introduce you to a traditional Japanese dessert.  Once dessert is finished we will perform a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. I’ve made easy-to-use recipes with ingredients that can be bought back at home!

The menu will be the following:

Nigiri Sushi & Sushi rolls
Nigiri Sushi & Sushi rolls

1)

Sushi 

- First we will be making sushi just like the picture here.  Contrary to its simple appearance, making Japanese sushi requires a lot of concentration and preparation.  Starting off, instead of using a rice cooker, we will cook rice in an ordinary pot using an easy but efficient Japanese cooking method. After making rice vinegar, we will make a variety of sushi. Yes, the process of making sesame sprinkled sushi rolls is rather complicated, but lets enjoy the challege!  Additionally, Yuka will will even teach the students how to cut the block of fish in the way Japanese professionals cut sushi.  Depending on the season, the ingredients can be changed.


Cutting fish
Cutting fish

2)

Cutting fish - We cut tuna blocks for sushi which is complitely different from sashimi.

Steamed rice cooked in an ordinary pot
Steamed rice cooked in an ordinary pot

3)

How to make steamed rice in a pot - After we wash the rice in the special method, we soak the rice then prepare in the ordinary pot with a small amount of water.

Now you can make perfect sushi rice at home.

4)

Chilled Tofu -It's one of the most popular dishes with people taking a Japanese cooking class. We will make a soba dipping sauce and pour it on chilled tofu.  Yuka also uses the soba dipping sauce in many of the other Japanese cooking classes at Yuka’s Japanese cooking school in Tokyo.

Fresh wasabi & hand-rolled sushi
Fresh wasabi & hand-rolled sushi

We use real fresh wasabi, which is not as hot or spicy as processed or imitation wasabi (It is much more flavorful than imitation wasabi).  We gently grate the savory wasabi on a sharkskin grater (skin of shark fish).  A delicate condiment such as wasabi really brings out the flavor of Nippon's beloved comfort food.

 


Soba's dipping sauce
Soba's dipping sauce
Miso soup
Miso soup

5)

Miso Soup

 -First we will by making a real dashi stock by taking cooked bonito flakes and dried konbu and cooking them both with the miso. In our class, we use a yellow type of miso because this type of miso is the most popular and common in Japanese home cooking.  Depending on the season, we will also change the types of vegetables used in the soup.




 

 

 

 


Konbu kelp and bonito flakes
Konbu kelp and bonito flakes

We make soup stock (dashi) from konbu kelp and bonito flakes.

6)

Tea ceremony - After the meal, family style Japanese tea ceremony and sweets are waiting for you!! Sweets can be changed depending on the season.


During the class we will use a bamboo spoon to make some traditional Japanese Matcha tea (green tea).  The Japanese tea ceremony is a very important part of Japan’s culture and a great way to relax and reflect on your Japanese cooking experience in Tokyo.

Green tea powder
Green tea powder


Booking form for Sushi Course

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Shirokane 5, Minato-ku, Tokyo

cooking.school.yuka@gmail.com