Kyoto Sushi-Making Class
Here, your professional local instructor will teach you to make makizushi by rolling special rice and various ingredients onto a sheet of nori (dried seaweed). Maki means ‘rolling’ in Japanese, and there are many different types of fillings, such as sashimi (thinly sliced raw fish) or cucumber, used to create the tasty dish. Although a sushi roll may look difficult to assemble at first, you'll learn how to make the finger food in an easy, step-by-step process. Your English-speaking guide will be on hand to translate the instructions.
After your lesson, sit down with your fellow sushi lovers to enjoy your own nori-wrapped creations for dinner. Side dishes such as miso soup (made of soy bean paste) or sumashi (clear soup), as well as a side salad and seasonal fruit, will be served with your makizushi.
Your tour concludes here, and your guide will direct you back to your preferred location.
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- All ingredients for cooking
- Professional English-speaking guide
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- A maximum of 7 people per booking
- Minimum age is 4 years old
- Please notify the operator of any allergies or religious practices that prohibit you from consuming certain foods by writing in the "Special Requirement" box"
- Please also note that, depending of the type of food, supplier may not able to honor your request
- Please be at the instructor's house 5 minutes prior to the starting time
Wonderful! Instructor and classmates made this a highlight of my adventure!
Learned a lot about making sushi as well as other items. Very personable.
The setting was lovely, the tutors, Meiko and Yoko, were clear and kind and the teaching was direct enough to learn from but hands on enough to feel as though we were having a real go at it. The eating part afterwards was very elegant and pleasant. The tutors were thoughtful enough to have small stools to sit on as westerners are so after uncomfortable at the very low tables. A recipe book was provided for us to use in the future.
This sushi making class was the first thing my wife and I did while in Kyoto and definitely was one of the highlights of our trip. The building was easy enough to get to. A short subway ride from the main Kyoto station and then a few block walk through some back streets. Our host Yumiko Ueda was wonderful. She was very easy to talk to and knowledgeable regarding Japanese cuisine and I tend to ask a lot of questions. We really enjoyed learning about exactly what we were making. The picture in this booking matched our meal to a tee. We also received a Japanese home cooking pamphlet so we could try other Japanese recipes on our own when we got home. We truly loved our cooking experience with Yumiko Ueda and would highly recommend this tour.
Nice location, small group, very iteressting and learned a lot, good instructor. Maybe a little bit too much of watching how to do things, instead of actually doing on your own.