Mochi Sweets Making Class & Tasting in Yokohama

Organized by Miho Sato
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Duration
2.5 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 4 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
English
Make two types of Japanese mochi and watch your instructor make two more, then enjoy all four mochi treats in this sweet class in Yokohama — perfect for mochi lovers!
Highlights
Enjoy four types of mochi treats: make fruit daifuku and hanami dango, and watch as your host makes warabi mochi and mochi ice cream for you to enjoy
Discover different creative variations of mochi, and learn about the cultural significance of this Japanese rice cake
This experience will take place in your instructor’s private home kitchen in Yokohama, Kanagawa, about 40 min from Shibuya Station (20 min train, 20 min walk or short bus ride)
The host will provide downloadable recipes so you can replicate your favorite mochi sweets anytime!
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Japanese mochi rice cakes are incredibly versatile. Filled with fruit, for example, their soft, pillowy texture and juicy core busts in flavor, a combination known as fruit daifuku. A convenience store staple, mochi ice cream is another popular snack, favored for its chewiness. And then there’s warabi mochi: gelatinous mochi squares with soybean flour, a powdery treat topped with syrup. Commonly served by threes on a skewer, dango dumplings — not technically mochi but similar in flavor and ingredients — are firmer and more dense. Hanami dango (also known as three-color dango) are a cute kind of dango skewers treat in which the flavors and colors of the dumplings mirror those of the spring. Although relatively easy to find in Japan, all these treats taste better homemade. In this class in Yokohama, you’ll learn about the fascinating world of mochi firsthand as you learn to make fruit daifuku and hanami dango skewers under the guidance of a local instructor in their home kitchen. Then, you’ll watch your host prepare mochi ice cream and warabi mochi for you to enjoy. Once you’ve eaten all four types of sweets, you can pick your favorite to make again back home using the downloadable recipes provided by your host. Itinerary: -Arrive at the venue and meet your instructor. -Your instructor will introduce themselves and give a brief overview of wagashi (traditional Japanese sweets) and the significance of mochi in Japanese culture -Watch your instructor make mochi ice cream and warabi mochi, and make fruit daifuku and hanami dango skewers -Take photos and eat plenty of mochi! This experience is in a residential area of Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture, about 40 minutes from Shibuya Station (20 min train ride and 20 min walk or short bus ride). After the experience, feel free to explore this lesser-known neighborhood packed with hidden gems.
Inclusions
Ingredients, aprons and utensils
A cooking instructor who is bilingual in Japanese and English
2 pieces of fruit daifuku mochi, and 2 hanami dango skewers
A demonstration of mochi ice cream and warabi mochi making by your instructor
Downloadable recipes
Exclusions
Transportation to and from the venue
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Go directly to the venue in Yokohama, located about 8 min by taxi from Azamino Station, or 40 min from Shibuya Station (20 min train ride, 20 min walk). More detailed information and a Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.
Remarks
Children over the age of 7 are welcome to participate.
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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Nestled below the bustling city of Tokyo, Kanagawa Prefecture is as diverse in its environment as its food is delicious; Kanagawa offers Chinese street food and craft beer in Yokohama and fresh seafood from Kamakura and Enoshima, as well as natural beauty and mountainous produce in the hot spring town of Hakone near the base of Mount Fuji.
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Earliest available date: May 29, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals