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Best Sushi Making Classes in Tokyo

By Catherine Flores
July 5, 2019
Updated: July 14, 2019

Perhaps the first thing that pops into someone’s mind when they think of Japan is sushi: mouthwatering rolls of veggies, fish, and glorious vinegared rice, all rolled up in nori (seaweed paper). Or maybe bite-size nigiri sushi topped with fatty otoro tuna or a perfect slice of fluffy, golden-yellow egg. There are thousands of sushi restaurants in Tokyo alone, specializing in preparing and serving sushi dishes such as nigiri, sashimi, and norimaki (hand-rolled sushi). You can also find decent quality sushi at Japanese konbini, or convenience stores.

Or, go a different route and even learn to make sushi in the comfort of your own home! While you might be intimidated by the idea of making sushi, especially if it involves handling raw fish, making sushi at home is actually a lot simpler than you might think, as long as you have guidance from a seasoned cooking teacher to help you along the way.

There are many sushi making classes in Tokyo that teach people how to make sushi, including all different types of sushi, from vegetarian sushi to nigiri sushi. Sushi making classes in Tokyo are perfect for sushi-lovers who are curious about how to make sushi. Sushi making classes in Tokyo are everywhere and you can book them online or maybe just walk right in it to inquire. It might be in a restaurant, a cooking studio, or in the organizer’s home. Wherever it is, you’ll surely enjoy making your very own sushi.

1. Vegetarian Sushi Making Class

If you’re a vegetarian, fear not because you can still enjoy sushi as you prepare and make them in our Vegetarian Sushi Making Class. A well-loved dish, most people think that sushi is only made with seafood but in this class, you will learn how to make your very own vegetarian sushi that is both healthy and delicious! You will make four varieties of vegetarian sushi: nigiri sushi, gunkan-maki sushi, inari sushi, and rolled maki sushi. Aside from that, you’ll also make miso soup and dashi (Japanese broth). This is the kind of healthy sushi party you wouldn’t want to miss. You’ll also get a complimentary tea or sake, which will go well with your vegetarian sushi.

Vegetarian Sushi making class


2. Sushi and Gyoza Combination Class

An unlikely but delicious pairing of foods, sushi and gyoza actually go well together and in Sushi and Gyoza Combination Class, you’ll be making two of Japan’s staple dishes. Sushi is a versatile dish and you can have it as an appetizer, main course, or a midnight snack while gyoza can be fried, steamed, or boiled and is perfect with a serving of hot ramen. In this class, you’ll be making two types of sushi (futomaki and thick roll) and gyoza (vegetable gyoza or fried gyoza). Aside from that, tamagoyaki (Japanese style egg omelet) and a vegetable side dish will be also taught.

Sushi and gyoza class


3. Rolled Sushi and Mille-Feuilles Class

They come in different shapes, sizes, and colors but there’s no denying that sushi is one of the most delicious dishes in Japan. There are many varieties of it and in Rolled Sushi and Sushi Mille-Feuilles Class, you get to prepare and make two of its delicious varieties. You can learn basic steps on how to make the perfect rolled and mille-feuilles sushi. You can make and arrange it to your liking, the way it perfectly describes you. All ingredients are available and fresh to use. Not only that but you also get complimentary green tea or sake and even learn some insider’s tips on how to make the perfect sushi.

Rolled sushi


4. Sushi and Home Cooking Class in Tokyo

Nothing beats like cooking in the comforts of one’s home and in Sushi and Home Cooking Class in Tokyo, you get that kind of comfort. In this special class, not only you get to prepare and make a traditional rolled sushi but also will be taught how to do a Japanese home-cooking technique which is teriyaki. Bursting with flavor, teriyaki is a savory sauce that can be used in cooking chicken or fish dishes. Aside from that, tamagoyaki (Japanese style egg omelet) and a vegetable side dish will be also taught.

sushi making class


5. Nigiri and Gunkan-maki Sushi Class

Festive and convenient, sushi is one of the best dishes you can serve during special occasions and parties and in Nigiri and Gunkan-maki Sushi Class, you will have a great time making big servings of sushi. You will prepare and make nigiri and gunkan-maki sushi, which is 12 pieces in total, and the best thing about it is that you can top it with anything you like. In nigiri, you will be taught how to mix vinegar with the rice, shape your sushi, and add your own twist to it while enjoying your time making gunkan-maki sushi, a well-loved sushi dish that is shaped like a battleship and is topped with ikura or fish eggs.

sushi making class


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Catherine Flores
She’s cooking and baking for her family and friends. She finds grocery shopping therapeutic, always takes the longest time in the Asian section and debates with herself whether she needs that extra pack of instant ramen. A lover of sweets, she dreams of owning a patisserie and publishing her book but most of the time, she’s just really thinking of what to eat for breakfast the next day.
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