Spice Blending & Curry-Making Class at Lake Kawaguchi

Organized by Fujiya
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Duration
1.5 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 80 guests
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible, Stroller Accessible, Family-friendly
Language
Japanese, English
Other
Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian
Learn to blend spices on the shores of Lake Kawaguchi, at the foot of Mt Fuji! Take your pick from over 20 types of spices, then blend them together and see how they taste by making your own curry.

Highlights

Learn the art of spice blending from a shop with over 20 years of blending experience
Get an in-depth explanation of the history and culture of Lake Kawaguchi and the town of Fujikawaguchiko
Use the spices you’ve made to make and try your own curry, mixed with a special house broth that incorporates over 10 ingredients
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

The serene waters of Lake Kawaguchi might seem like a strange place to find fiery curry, but cooking experience provider Fujiya has been delighting spice lovers for over 20 years. Initially starting out by offering cooking classes for hoto noodles — a Yamanashi specialty — Fujiya has since branched out into multiple other avenues, with their spice curry-making class being particularly successful. Fujiya’s instructors will start by teaching you the basics, such as how to make a base of turmeric, cumin and coriander in an equal ratio. But from there, it’s entirely up to you to decide how to make the most of your allotted 300 grams of spices. You’ll take your pick from over 20 different varieties of spices, each with its own unique taste and purported health benefit, like anti-oxidative or anti-inflammatory properties. Of course there are the usuals like garlic and paprika, to traditional Japanese ingredients like bonito and sardine broth. Feeling adventurous? How about okara soy bean powder or rice bran? Maybe some chenpi (sun-dried mandarin peel)? The sky’s the limit. And any time you need some advice, English-speaking staff can help out. When you’re done, it’s time to eat! You’ll mix in a portion of your spice blend with Fujiya’s 10-ingredient soup stock to make your own spice curry. Mix in your choice of mushrooms, potatoes and vegetables of the day, bone-in chicken thigh or two shrimps, and enjoy the fruits of your labor with some steaming rice! The remaining spices are yours to take home. After the experience, take a walk around the beautiful town of Fujikawaguchiko. A popular destination, Lake Kawaguchi is the most accessible of the Fuji Five Lakes from Tokyo, and offers beautiful views of Mt Fuji on clear days from the Mt Tenjo observation deck and ropeway. The nearby Fuji-Q Highland, one of Japan’s most famous theme parks, is a popular option for day trippers out of Fujikawaguchiko with its high-speed roller coaster thrills.

Inclusions

300g jar of blended spices to take home
Materials required for curry-making, such as utensils, spices and other ingredients, as well as glass jar
Meal of curry, rice and other assorted ingredients

Exclusions

Transport to and from the venue
Additional purchases at the venue, such as souvenirs or additional menu items

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

Please arrive at the venue 10 minutes before the starting time. The cooking class is a 10-minute walk or short drive from Kawaguchiko Station. Parking is available at the venue for guests arriving by car.

Remarks

Children are allowed to participate in the experience, but parents and guardians are advised to note that gas stoves will be used.
English-speaking staff are available to assist foreign visitors from overseas.
Vegan and vegetarian options are available upon request.

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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Experience Location

Get your thrills at Fuji-Q Highland or relax by the waters of the glorious Fuji Five Lakes region; immersed in nature, Yamanashi Prefecture is Japan’s top wine producer and the mountainous home to the northern half of Mount Fuji.
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals