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Private cook SUSHI &miso soup+local SAKE

Nishinomiya-shi, JapanPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Saeko

2.5 hours
Japanese
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

You can be a SUSHI MASTER! and learn basic Japanese ingredients, easy and practical cooking way and food culture in my lesson. We will cook miso soup and 3 varieties of sushi, like nigiri sushi, traditional rolled sushi and California roll. This class is private course so it is possible to focus on your question and personal interest. In addition, you can feel ordinary Japanese life in my kitchen.

Firstly, I will show you how to make sushi rice and “dashi” which is traditional Japanese soup stock made from fish and seaweed. After that, we will make sushi and miso soup. Finally, we will eat all dishes together after finished cooking.

WHAT TO EXPECT
・Understand basic Japanese cooking method and ingredients
・Learn how to prepare all the ingredients to make sushi like making sushi rice and slicing fish with a Japanese sharp knife
・Make 3 types of sushi by yourself
・Learn how to make dashi broth and miso soup
・Taste local premium sake selected carefully

My lessons are not only about watching demonstrations but also putting them into practice as I would like to give you enough information to help you recreate everything on my dishes when you return home. Moreover, I can suggest which ingredients are better to use instead of Japanese one since I struggled to get them while living in abroad.
Other things to note
* Please kindly let me know if you have any special dietary requirement. I have vegan sushi class.
* For more date and details, please visit - http://japanesecooking-wa.com
You can be a SUSHI MASTER! and learn basic Japanese ingredients, easy and practical cooking way and food culture in my lesson. We will cook miso soup and 3 varieties of sushi, like nigiri sushi, traditional rolled sushi and California roll. This class is private course so it is possible to focus on your question and personal interest. In addition, you can feel ordinary Japanese life in my kitchen.

Firstly, I will show you how to make s…

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What's included

  • Food
    All ingredients
    Includes 16 pieces of Sushi (nigiri sushi, rolled sush...
  • Drinks
    1 bottle(180ml) of Regional premium sake selected carefully
    Japanese t...
  • Equipment
    Kitchen tools, apron, English recipe paper
From $113
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Saeko

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 9 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi! I am Saeko. I'm certificated as an international kikisake-shi (sake sommelier), and have worked as a professional food stylist & a recipe creator. My city named Nishinomiya is one of the most historical sake regions. I always explore new cooking way and sake for food paring.
I was born and raised in Osaka. I used to work as a Japanese chef in Denmark and traveled over 20 countries. Living abroad, I enjoyed teaching my foreign friends Japanese cooking and drinking together. We could know each other through those experience. If we eat and drink together, I bet we can be good friends.

My policies
1) Do most of cooking steps from scratch with guests
2) Teach authentic Japanese cooking without using instant condiments
3) Provide enough information to understand Japanese cooking
4) Enjoy both cooking and chatting

Instagram @jpcookig_wa
Hi! I am Saeko. I'm certificated as an international kikisake-shi (sake sommelier), and have worked as a professional food stylist & a recipe creator. My city named Nishinomiya is one of the most historical sake regions. I always explore new cooking way and sake for food paring.
I was born and raised in Osaka. I used to work as a Japanese chef in Denmark and traveled over 20 countries. Living abroad, I enjoyed teaching my foreign friends Japanese cooking and drinking together. We could know…
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Where you'll be

My home cooking studio is nearby Mondo-yakujin station. It takes only 20 mins from Osaka (Umeda) and 30 mins from Kobe (Sannomiya) by Hankyu train line, and is located in Nishinomiya-city. Nishinomiya has a lot of sake breweries, and is one of the most popular places to live for Japanese people in the Kansai area. Though it is not well-known to tourists, I guarantee that you can feel the ambiance of an authentic local Japanese.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 9 reviews.

Alexander Eric
November 2019
I spent a wonderful morning in the company of Saeko for the sushi and sake class. It was an honour to be invited into her home and to learn new skills that I fully intend to use once I return home. Saeko was very friendly and highly knowledgeable about how to cook and prepare everything. This is a great class to learn sone new skills and gain an understanding of Japanese food culture. I highly recommend this class to anyone with an interest in cooking.
I spent a wonderful morning in the company of Saeko for the sushi and sake class. It was an honour to be invited into her home and to learn new skills that I fully intend to use o…
Stephen
June 2019
Saeko is a good host and teacher. The class was easy to follow and each step explained well. I have done two classes with Saeko now and both were great value.
Thompson
May 2019
I really enjoyed the sushi class and highly recommend this class to my friends. I glad that I am the first student from my country for her class
Rosemary
May 2019
Cooking class with Saeko is a very enjoyable experience. She was well prepared and we started cooking soon after our greeting. Saeko writes instructions and demonstrates the process of sushi making clearly. She taught us about other aspects of the food culture in Japan. We learned just what we need to know to go home and make our own miso soup and sushi.
Cooking class with Saeko is a very enjoyable experience. She was well prepared and we started cooking soon after our greeting. Saeko writes instructions and demonstrates the proc…
Nick
April 2019
Saeko-san's cooking experience gave a deeper understanding of how sushi is made, and where the subtle tastes come from. I didn't think much about how rice was prepared before I took this class, but now I understand how to use vinegar, sugar, salt, dash and other ingredients to make the rice base tasty and have a good texture. Now I can make the complicated-looking bento sushi designs in my home without much trouble. It looks difficult, but Saeko-san made it easy to understand and prepare. All ingredients were healthy and fresh. Great Experience!
Saeko-san's cooking experience gave a deeper understanding of how sushi is made, and where the subtle tastes come from. I didn't think much about how rice was prepared before I too…
Mathias Neto
April 2019
A quick and fun cooking experience for you in Osaka. She will teach you which ingredients to buy and how to properly prepare them into tasty food. we left looking forward when cooking at home. 5 star!!!

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Vegan

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Cancellation policy

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Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 20 and up can attend.

What to bring

Your appetite and passion to cook!