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5 BEST SUSHI MAKING CLASSES IN TOKYO

Perhaps the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Japanese food is sushi: mouthwatering rolls of veggies, fish, and glorious vinegared rice; all rolled up in nori (seaweed paper). Or maybe bite-size nigiri sushi topped with fatty otoro tuna or a perfect slice of fluffy, golden-yellow egg. There are thousands of sushi restaurants in Tokyo alone, specializing in preparing and serving sushi dishes such as nigiri, sashimi, and norimaki (hand-rolled sushi). You can also find decent quality sushi at Japanese konbini, or convenience stores.

Or, go a different route and learn to make sushi in the comfort of your own home! While you might be intimidated by the idea of making sushi, especially if it involves handling raw fish, making sushi at home is actually a lot simpler than you might think, as long as you have guidance from a seasoned cooking teacher to help you along the way.

There are many sushi making classes in Tokyo that teach people how to make sushi, including all different types of sushi, from vegetarian sushi to nigiri sushi. Sushi making classes in Tokyo are perfect for Japanese food-lovers who are curious about how to make sushi. There is such a huge variety of sushi making classes in Tokyo, too, even ones with vegetarian sushi! Here, we've compiled a list of the best sushi making classes in Tokyo, so you can learn how to make this classic Japanese food for yourself.

5 Best Sushi Making Classes in Tokyo

1. Vegetarian Sushi Making Class

If you’re a vegetarian, fear not! You can still enjoy making sushi at the Vegetarian Sushi Making Class in Asakusa. A beloved Japanese dish, most people think that sushi can only be made with seafood. But in this class, you will learn how to make your very own vegetarian sushi, for a meal that is both healthy and delicious! You will make four varieties of vegetarian sushi: nigiri sushi, gunkan-maki sushi, inari sushi, and rolled maki sushi. Aside from that, you’ll also make miso soup with dashi (Japanese broth). This is the kind of healthy sushi party you wouldn’t want to miss. You’ll also get to enjoy complimentary tea or sake, which pair perfectly with your vegetarian sushi.

Vegetarian Sushi making class

2. Sushi and Gyoza Combination Class

During the Tokyo Gyoza and Sushi Combination Class, you’ll be making two of Japan’s staple dishes. An unlikely but delicious pairing of foods, sushi and gyoza actually go well together. Sushi is a versatile dish and you can have it as an appetizer, main course, or a snack; while gyoza can be fried, steamed, or boiled to your liking. In this class, you’ll be making futomaki (thick sushi rolls) and pan-fried gyoza. Aside from that, you'll also learn how to make tamagoyaki (Japanese-style omelet) and a vegetable side dish to round out the meal.

Sushi and gyoza class

3. Rolled Sushi and Mille-Feuilles Class

They come in different shapes, sizes, and colors but there’s no denying that sushi is one of the most delicious dishes in Japan. There are so many varieties of it, and during the Sushi Mille Feuilles and Rolled Sushi Making Class, you get to make two delicious types of sushi. You'll learn the basic steps to making perfect sushi rolls and layered mille-feuille sushi. You can arrange your sushi to your liking, creating a beautiful sushi feast. All ingredients are fresh, and no MSG or additives are used. Not only that but you also get complimentary green tea or sake while you hear insider tips on how to make the perfect sushi.

Rolled sushi

4. Sushi and Home Cooking Class in Tokyo

Nothing beats cooking in the comforts of one’s home. During the Sushi and Home Cooking Class in Tokyo, you get just that kind of comfort. This special class, takes place in the instructor's private residence, so you can get a glimpse into a typical Japanese home. Not only will you learn how to make the traditional sushi roll, but you will also be taught a classic Japanese home-cooking technique called teriyaki. Bursting with flavor, teriyaki is a savory and sweet sauce that can be used to cook dishes such as chicken or fish. Aside from that, tamagoyaki (Japanese-style omelet) and a vegetable side dish will be also taught.

sushi making class

5. Nigiri and Gunkan-maki Sushi Class

Festive and convenient, sushi is one of the best dishes to serve during special occasions and parties. The Nigiri Sushi and Rolled Sushi Class in Tokyo is one sushi making class in Tokyo that is great for large groups! You will make nigiri sushi and rolled sushi during this class, located between Kappabashi Kitchen Town and historic Asakusa. For nigiri sushi, you will be taught the proper technique to mix vinegar with the rice, shape your sushi, and add your own twist to it. You'll also make tasty rolled sushi with fillings galore!

sushi making class


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Catherine Flores
She’s cooking and baking for her family and friends. She finds grocery shopping therapeutic, always takes the longest time in the Asian section and debates with herself whether she needs that extra pack of instant ramen. A lover of sweets, she dreams of owning a patisserie and publishing her book but most of the time, she’s just really thinking of what to eat for breakfast the next day.
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