Ikebukuro Home Cooking Class (Tamagoyaki and Sushi Rolls)

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Duration
2 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 4 guests
Accessibility
Stroller Accessible, Family-friendly
Language
English
Head to Ikebukuro, Tokyo’s anime mecca, and learn to make sushi rolls and tamagoyaki rolled omelet, and enjoy your home cooked meal with matcha and wagashi sweets. Perfect for families!

Highlights

Learn to make two home-style dishes: sushi rolls (makizushi) and Japanese rolled egg omelet (tamagoyaki). Learn about the healthy simplicity and appeal of washoku with a professional chef
Enjoy the food you prepared with matcha green tea, and wagashi sweets
Receive souvenirs for your efforts! Take home recipes to make your favorite dishes again.
Easy and convenient location: This class is only a 15-minute walk from Ikebukuro Station, one of Tokyo’s most famous fashion and pop culture hubs.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

Japan has a long history of unique home cooking traditions. Washoku, the term for Japanese traditional recipes and eating habits, has been recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. In this lesson, you'll learn to make two staples of washoku cuisine: sushi rolls and tamagoyaki (Japanese rolled omelet). You'll then enjoy them with matcha green tea and wagashi sweets! Makizushi, the official name for sushi rolls beloved overseas, often features simple ingredients: rice, seaweed, vegetable, egg, or meat fillings. Healthy and delicious, these colorful sushi rolls are loved by adults and children alike. Tamagoyaki is a sweet and savory rolled omelet found in nearly every bento box in the country! Your host, Chef Odaira, has more than ten years of experience working at a Kappo restaurant as a chef and later decided to start teaching cooking lessons to share the joy of cooking. He holds cooking classes for people with disabilities and works to support their independence. After getting to know your instructor and classmates, you'll get an overview of the ingredients and process. This class is not just about cooking, but you'll also learn many interesting cultural insights, like the significance of dashi in Japanese cuisine and how to use it. An English-speaking guide will ensure communication with the chef throughout the class.  After the lesson, enjoy the fluffy tamagoyaki omelet and the fresh sushi rolls you made, a meal combining some of Japan's quintessential flavors. You'll also learn to make matcha green tea and enjoy it with wagashi sweets. As a souvenir from the class, take home a set of recipes to make again at home. This lesson will be at your host's home near Ikebukuro, one of Tokyo's most pop-culture-loving neighborhoods. Packed with anime-related shops, arcades, and shopping malls, this is the perfect place to explore the city after making and enjoying your meal. 

Inclusions

Instruction and demonstration by a professional chef
A light meal of sushi rolls, rolled egg omelet, matcha green tea, and wagashi sweets
Recipes for dishes made in class
Miso soup

Exclusions

Transportation to/from the venue

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

The experience will take place at your host’s home in Ikebukuro (about 15 min walk from Ikebukuro Station, or 2 min walk from Zoshigaya Station). More detailed information and a Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.

Remarks

Children over 3 welcome.
The host might be able to pick you up from a nearby station upon request. Please inquire upon booking.
This experience is not wheelchair accessible. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Please note that food allergies and dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated.

Cancellation Policy

Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Over 14 million residents call Tokyo home. Functioning as Japan's economic and cultural center, it's no surprise the metropolis often appears at the top of travelers' bucket lists. Here, you can find everything from traditional tea houses to futuristic skyscrapers.
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals