Japanese Sweets: Make Wagashi & Seasonal Nerikiri in Tokyo

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Duration
2.5 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 6 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
English
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Gluten-free, Halal, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, Private Experience
Join Marimo, a professional cooking instructor, to make Japanese sweets! Make seasonal wagashi, nerikiri, learn about Japanese confectionary & culinary customs, & then enjoy your treats with matcha.
Highlights
Learn about Omotenashi – A traditional Japanese concept that embodies the spirit of selfless hospitality and service
Learn about Japanese confectionary and ingredients with a hands-on cooking class
Learn key Japanese phrases used during cooking, mealtimes, and more
The ingredients used for these Japanese sweets are plant-based (vegan and vegetarian-friendly)
Enjoy an educational and engaging cultural experience in a private setting
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Join Marimo, a professional Japanese cooking instructor, for a seasonal wagashi and nerikiri-making class in Tokyo! Learn how to make two Japanese sweets, learn about Japanese confectionary & culinary customs, then enjoy your treats with matcha tea. Itinerary: A warm welcome with Japanese tea A brief class introduction Learn about the history of Japanese confectionary and ingredients Cooking demonstration by an English-speaking instructor Make then enjoy wagashi, nerikiri, and matcha tea Wagashi are traditional Japanese confectionaries that hold both artistic and culinary significance. These delicate sweets, crafted with precision and attention to detail, reflect the changing seasons and cultural themes. Typically made from plant-based ingredients like sweet bean paste and rice flour, wagashi encompass a wide array of shapes, colors, and flavors. Each wagashi tells a story, from the iconic sakura mochi in spring to the warm tones of yōkan in autumn. In Marimo’s seasonal wagashi-making class, you’ll delve into this centuries-old craft, learning to mold and shape these delicacies into intricate designs. You’ll acquire hands-on experience and gain insights into the cultural significance of each creation. This class is a sensory journey, allowing you to appreciate the subtleties of flavor, texture, and form. Upon completion, enjoy your handmade treats with freshly made matcha tea. As this is a seasonal class, the menu and ingredients will rotate according to availability. Take a look at a sample menu below to give you an idea of what’s to be expected: Spring: Sakura Mochi (cherry blossom rice cake ) and Seasonal Nerikiri Summer: Milky Way Yokan (jelly with agar and sweet bean paste) and Seasonal Nerikiri Autumn: Ohagi (mochi covered in mashed sweet bean paste) and Seasonal Nerikiri Winter: Warabi Mochi (bracken-starch dumplings) and Seasonal Nerikiri
Inclusions
Professional cooking class: Make 2 types of Japanese sweets and matcha tea
Ingredients, apron rental, cooking utensils
English-language recipe
Non-alcoholic drinks (water, tea, etc.)
Souvenir (rice mochi powder)
Exclusions
Transportation to/from the meeting point
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
3-15-3 Uehara, 151-0064 Shibuya City, JP The host will see you at Yahoo! Mart by ASKUL and go to her house together (10min before the starting time)
Remarks
Flexible menu: Kindly provide preferences & details upon booking, and your host will do their best to accommodate your preferences (main ingredients, particular recipes, etc.)
Please inform your host of any allergies when making your reservation, and note this class can be modified for vegan or vegetarian diets
For participants under 7 years old, please consult with your host upon booking.
Arrive at the meeting place 10 minutes before the class begins.
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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Earliest available date: June 26, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals