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Local Inaka Sushi (Countryside Sushi) Cooking Class in Kochi

ID
490
In Hidaka Village along the Niyodo River, explore Kochi’s culinary tradition of inaka sushi, discovering inventive new flavor combinations like tomato miso! (Eat! Meet! Japan 2020 Bronze Award)
2 hours
Japanese
Highlights
Visit Kochi Prefecture and learn about their unique local food culture of inaka sushi
Be guided by a local who will pass down Japanese cooking techniques
Try the shop’s original tomato miso, which adds a savory and sweet kick to any dish!
ID
490
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
For a taste of the local food culture of Kochi Prefecture, come learn how to make the regional specialty inaka sushi (countryside sushi) during this cooking class in Kochi! Kochi is known for having the highest ratio of forested land of all the 47 prefectures of Japan. As 84% of its area is covered by forest, Kochi food culture has been influenced by a diverse range of vegetables. Before modern transportation, people who lived in forested areas didn't have access to fresh fish, so instead of using raw seafood for sushi, they adapted to their environment, using local vegetables and plants. In Kochi, the tradition of making inaka sushi is still alive and well. As the ingredients are local and the sushi is mainly plant-based, this is a wonderful way to experience a sustainable meal in Japan. The sushi toppings, like simmered shiitake mushrooms and myoga (ginger), are so well-seasoned that they don’t require any soy sauce for dipping. Meanwhile, the flavor of the sushi rice is vibrant, using local yuzu juice and zest, ginger, and other special ingredients. An original local tomato miso product also adds a burst of flavor to the gunkanmaki-style sushi, with its well-rounded sweet and slightly spicy flavor. Made with sweet local tomatoes and umami miso, it’s a mouthwatering combination that’s also echoed in the miso soup, which features whole tomatoes and somen noodles–a combination that’s refreshing and somehow summery-tasting, despite being served warm. Located in the Hidaka Village, along the Niyodo River, come explore Kochi Prefecture’s rich traditional culture as well as inventive new flavor combinations, learning Japanese cooking techniques passed down from the older generations! MENU: Inaka konnyaku sushi Shiitake nigiri sushi Gunkanmaki-style sushi with tomato miso and cucumber Ryukyu nigiri with shiso and tachiuo (swordfish) Miso soup with tomato and somen noodles Sabazushi (mackerel sushi) Nasu (eggplant) sushi Myoga (ginger) sushi
Inclusions
All ingredients and tools to make inaka sushi (countryside sushi)
Local cooking instructor
Exclusions
Tomato miso or other souvenirs
Transportation fees to/from the experience location
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
30 minutes from Kochi Station, 1-minute walk from Omurajinjya-mae Station on the Dosan Line
Remarks
Please be on time for the cooking class
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Earliest available date: July 4, 2022
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¥ 8,000
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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
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Vegetarian
Stroller Accessible
Family-friendly
With lunch