Kyoto Decorative Sushi Cooking Class

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Experience Details
Experience Location
1.5 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 6 guests
Wheelchair Accessible, Stroller Accessible, Family-friendly
Japanese, English
Gluten-free, Halal, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, With green tea, With recipe
Learn to make two styles of decorative sushi in this Kyoto Decorative Sushi Cooking Class!
80-minute Kyoto Decorative Sushi Cooking Class
Make delicious Japanese sushi rice
Learn to make beautiful kazarimaki sushi (decorative sushi rolls) using natural, plant-based ingredients
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Host will donate 7 meals
Experience Details
If you enjoy playing with your food, this is the cooking class for you! Kazarimaki sushi (decorative sushi rolls) are sushi rolls that consist of rice wrapped in nori (seaweed) with have a design in the center made out of various ingredients or colored rice! In this Kyoto Decorative Sushi Cooking Class, you will learn to make not one, but two styles of decorative sushi! They’re almost too photogenic to eat (but you won’t have to struggle too much with eating them, because decorative sushi also happens to be delicious)! They’re the perfect treat to learn to impress friends and family (especially kids!) or to spruce up your Instagram feed. As you enjoy some refreshments, you’ll hear an introduction to the art of decorative sushi. Then, your cooking instructor will teach you to make perfectly seasoned sushi rice and roll your own decorative sushi! The host will also take photos for you during the class, which will be sent to your email afterward. You’ll also get to take home a recipe book along with your new sushi skills! Vegetarians and vegans are welcome to join! The decorative sushi is made using rice vinegar, sugar, sesame, vegetable, and nori (seaweed). To color the rice, all-natural plant pigments are used. The red pigment is made from fermented red rice, blue is extracted from algae, orange is extracted from Japanese mustard, and green/yellow comes from the gardenia fruit. You can be assured that with all-natural ingredients, your decorative sushi will be just as wholesome as it is delicious! *Please note that we don't provide a kimono during this experience because the coronavirus pandemic,
All ingredients necessary to make decorative sushi (2 types)
Japanese tea
Recipe booklet
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
The cooking class takes place in a traditional Japanese style house where teachere lives in. Address will be shared upon booking confirmation. It is located just a 2-minute walk from Nijo Castle and 10 min from Karasuma Oike Station (Tozai Line & Karasuma Line, Kyoto Municipal Subway).
Please come to the class 10 minutes before the start time to change into traditional Japanese clothes
Experience Location
The bustling Downtown area of Kyoto is the heart of the city, loaded with hotels, artisanal shopfronts, specialty restaurants, and hidden bars. With pleasant surprises around every corner and alleyway, before the Kamo-gawa River to the east lies the beautiful old town architecture of Pontocho, nestled in alongside the local izakaya and lively club scene. The enormous Teramachi and Shinkyogoku shopping arcades run north to south, intersected by the famous Nishiki Markets (“Kyoto’s Kitchen”), while delicious department store basements bubble below with tasty regional samples.
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¥ 7,700
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Host will donate 7 meals