Amazing hosting , amazing food amazing experience and a lot of unexpected insight into the history and orgins of many Japanese foods and traditions - highly highly recommend!
Our time with Yumiko was amazing she taught us about the cultural history of all of the foods we made and explained in great detail how and what everything we used was for. The food tasted delicious and I would definitely recommend her course to anyone.
It was amazing! Yukari is a great host, she explained all so well and always with tips how to make it at your home! Totally recomendable!
We had an amazing time learning from Yukari! The entire experience was very fun and light-hearted, and all the food was delicious. Yukari is an excellent host and I would highly recommend her to everyone!
Excellent class! We had a wonderful time making the dishes with Yukari-san and the food was delicious. We will be making these dishes at home. I would not hesitate to recommend this course to friends travelling to Kyoto.
On average sushi making classes in Kyoto cost ¥5421 per person (based on airKitchen prices).
Enjoy making Sushi & Matcha! is popular with other travelers visiting Kyoto.
Popular cheap sushi making classes in Kyoto include Temari-sushi （sushi-ball).
All sushi making classes in Kyoto on airKitchen are offered in English.
Please note that this is an example, and classes vary by host.
Sushi meshi, or sushi rice, is made by combining freshly cooked rice with vinegar, sugar, and salt.
Sushi neta refers to the sushi toppings, mostly commonly sashimi, seafood, and egg for nigiri sushi. Depending on the ingredients, different preparations are needed.
Nothing compares to freshly grated wasabi from the wasabi rhizome. (Within minutes, wasabi begins losing its nuanced flavor!)
Using wetted hands and fingers, shape the rice into rectangular or oval blocks.
Now that the rice, sushi neta, and wasabi are prepared, you can assemble your nigiri sushi! The wasabi is often used to help stick the toppings to the rice.
Now you can dig in with a little soy sauce and wasabi!
Cooked rice is combined with vinegar, sugar, and salt to create the distinct flavor of sushi meshi (sushi rice).
There are a wide array of possibilities when it comes to ingredients for maki sushi. Sashimi, seafood, egg, and both fresh and pickled vegetables are more traditional options.
To start assembling your roll, you'll have to spread a layer of rice on a sheet of nori (seaweed).
Then, the sushi ingredients are added in the middle on top of the rice.
This can be tricky, but gets easier as you get the hang of it! Using a wooden sushi mat, roll up the seaweed and fillings into a cylinder.
All that's left is slicing up the elongated roll into the familiar, smaller sushi rolls. A moistened knife will help with clean cuts.
Now you can dig in with a little soy sauce and wasabi!
Combine cooked rice with vinegar, sugar, and salt in order to make sushi rice.
You can use a variety of ingredients when making temari sushi. Fish, seafood, meat, and vegetables, both raw and cooked, are all common. It's recommended to thinly slice your toppings for the best results.
After first placing the topping(s) on a sheet of plastic wrap, add a little wasabi (if you'd like) and a small amount of rice.
Wrap and twist the plastic wrap around the ingredients to form a perfect sphere. With the plastic wrap to guide you and keep your hands clean, it won't be too difficult to make an evenly-shaped ball!
Your first temari sushi is done! Experiment with mixing and layering different colors and textures of ingredients for an attractive temari sushi set.
To make a batch of sushi rice, add vinegar, sugar, and salt to cooked rice.
Chirashi sushi toppings vary widely by region and taste in Japan. Raw fish, egg, cooked and uncooked seafood and vegetables, and other colorful garnishes are popular options.
Ingredients can be mixed in directly with the sushi rice, placed on top, or a combination of the two. Add colorful garnishes at the end to give your chirashi sushi bowl an attractive appearance.
With your sushi rice and ingredients now all together, your chirashi sushi is ready to be enjoyed!
Fold vinegar, salt, and sugar into cooked rice to make sweet sushi rice.
Aburaage is deep-fried tofu that forms the outside pockets of inari sushi. In order to prepare it, you'll simmer the inari in a broth typically made of dashi, sugar, and soy sauce.
Using your hands, mold cylindrical balls of sushi rice.
Pack the rice balls into the aburaage pouches, sealing them as you finish. Lastly, if you'd like, sprinkle on black sesame seeds as a garnish.
Enjoy your simple and sweet inari sushi treat!
Together, cooked rice, vinegar, sugar, and salt make up the foundation of sushi rice.
Pickled fish and vegetables are popular toppings for oshi sushi. They'll need to be cut in a way that they fit in the oshibako – the wooden frame that the oshi sushi is pressed in.
With hands and oshibako moistened with vinegar water, you're ready to assemble your oshi sushi! Start with adding layer of your sushi topping to the base of the oshibako, then add rice on top.
In order to achieve the distinct pressed style of oshi sushi, you'll place the top press of the oshibako on top of the rice and push down firmly.
Slide the resulting long rectangular strip out of the oshibako. With the ingredients on top, slice into bite-sized pieces of sushi.
Time to eat your tasty oshi sushi!
Different types of sushi evolved throughout the various regions of Japan. Differing cultures, tastes, and ingredients influenced these distinct sushi styles, which continue to change and expand today. See More About Sushi
Typically composed of sushi rice with thinly sliced raw fish atop, nigiri sushi is simple and elegant. Shellfish and egg are other common nigiri sushi toppings.
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Chirashi sushi gets its name from the Japanese word "chirashi", meaning "scattered". Ingredients are mixed in and topped on sushi rice in a bowl.
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A sweeter option than others, inari sushi refers to sushi rice that has been wrapped in a flavorful pouch of aburaage (deep-fried tofu).
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Temari sushi is simple to make and thus a popular option for home cooking. Sushi rice is formed into spheres with ingredients placed on top, often decoratively.
Perhaps the most recognizable, maki sushi consists of sushi rice and ingredients delicately rolled in a sheet of seaweed that is then cut into smaller slices.
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Also knows as hako sushi, oshi sushi is distinguished by its shape. It is formed by pressing sushi rice and toppings into a rectangular "oshiwaku" box before being cut into angular blocks or triangles
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People often travel to Kyoto to experience the history and tradition of Japan, which includes enjoying traditional Japanese cuisine. Sushi holds great historical and cultural significance in Japan, with various styles evolving depending on regional and cultural differences. While in Kyoto, a perfect way to enjoy and immerse yourself in Japanese culture is through learning how to make your own sushi with a Japanese host.
The opportunity to learn how to make sushi directly from a Japanese local in their own home is rare. Through an airKitchen sushi making class, you’ll get to peek into what daily life in Kyoto looks like for the city’s inhabitants, as well as participate in meaningful cultural exchange across national and cultural boundaries. After finishing making your sushi, you’ll sit down and enjoy your meal with your Japanese host.
With the help of your Japanese host, you’ll possess the skills to make your own authentic, tasty sushi after your cooking class. Continuing to make sushi is a great way to preserve memories of your travels to Kyoto and share your experience in Japan with your loved ones at home.