What I teach during the class are:
1)how to make sushi vinegar and sushi rice
2)how to make hosomaki (small roll)
3)how to make nigirizushi (ingredients on top of rice)
At the end of the course, we all sit and eat them together with miso soup and sparkling sake. Non alcohol drink is also available. We can have great time together and get connected with other travelers!!
One of the main purposes of this class is to make you to be able to make nice sushi at home for your family and friends! Making sushi is very fun activity and I believe that sushi makes you people happy! I want you to make people around you happy by making delicious sushi by your self!!
Vegetarian menu can be available. Only one person in a group is vegetarian? No problem! Please just consult with me when you book!
Vegan menu can be also available and please understand some other participants may use seafood.
Please let me know in advance if anyone have food allergies.
All the tools you need such as a bamboo mat, a paddle, a bowl, hand groves are provided by me.
During the workshop, I'll also explain about other ingredients for sushi such as seaweed, rice, seafood, vegetables and others.
Some processes require fine motor skills so I take any children older than 10 years old. Of course I welcome to join with your little children. Please consult with me if you have small children in your group.
If you want to make sushi at home, you need to know how to make sushi rice because this is a fundamental process to make tasty sushi! I lecture how to make sushi vinegar with an appropriate ratio with salt and sugar. Then, you make your own sushi rice for the lesson.
We'll make 2 hosomakis, one with cucumber and another with avocado. Please note that the ingredients are subject to change without any notice.
I teach step by step and will pay attention to each guest to make sure everyone is doing correct.
After finishing all the sushis, I'll teach how to cut the rolls properly.
I prepare 3 seafoods, usually Tuna Salmon and some white fish. It depends on the availability at the markets/shops. Please understand that I will not take any special requests for the seafood except food allergy.
I'll show you how to slice fish for nigiri and this is very technical part and I have to do this for the guests.
Then, make 2 pieces of nigiri with one seafood so total 6 pieces will be made. I'll go with guests every step so you don't have to worry about anything.
After making hosomakis and nigiris, you cut the rolls with my instruction. Then, arrange your creation on special plates I provide so that you can take nice pictures for your Instagram and Facebook!!
5)Having a party!
I'll serve miso soup and sparkling sake along with the meal. We can exchange some information about Japan and your country and make connections with other travelers!
Please note that I'm also a tour guide. If you book my class in the beginning of your stay in Japan, I can provide great amount of information and tips for making your stay even more memorable!!
I'm Mamoru, have been teaching how to make sushi more than 2 years in Shinjuku area.
I used to live in San Francisco for 12 years as a preschool teacher. That's when I found sushi is fascinating cuisine to enjoy! I went to sushi school when I came back and started to be a sushi instructor.
I'm also a private tour guide. Please feel free to ask me any questions about japan!
The closest station
Nishishinjuku Gochome station on subway Oedo line
How to get to the station?
From Shinjuku station (JR, Keio, Odakyu, Tokyo metro, Toei subway): 10mins
Exact location provided after booking.
Yes, Making sushi rice, hosomaki and nigiri with a sushi chef who is also a tour guide in Shinjuku!! has a vegetarian option.
Yes, Making sushi rice, hosomaki and nigiri with a sushi chef who is also a tour guide in Shinjuku!! has a vegan option.
Duration of this cooking class is 2.5 hours.
It costs 6000 per person.
Up to 5 people can join Mamoru's cooking class.
You will receive the confirmation within 24 hours.
We accepts these cards on airKitchen.
Cancellations up to 48 hours prior to the class begins will be fully refunded by the airKitchen cancellation policy.