Sushi Making Class in Osaka

Osaka, and the broader Kansai region in which it lies, developed its own unique spin on sushi that contrasts with what was popularized in Tokyo. This was largely in response to being farther inland – before refrigeration technology was developed, clever ways to preserve seafood were an absolute necessity to keep sushi ingredients tasty and edible. Now that we have refrigeration, however, you can learn how to make all different types of sushi during your stay in Osaka!

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FAQ About Sushi Making Classes in Osaka

  • How much does it cost to join a sushi making class in Osaka?

    On average sushi making classes in Osaka cost ¥22405 per person (based on airKitchen prices).

  • What is the best cheap sushi making class in Osaka?

    Popular cheap sushi making classes in Osaka include Sushi home party ,Takoyaki,Okonomiyaki.

  • Which sushi making classes are offered in English in Osaka?

    All sushi making classes in Osaka on airKitchen are offered in English.

  • What are the best sushi making classes in Osaka for vegetarians?

    Some of the best sushi making classes for vegetarians in Osaka include Vegetarian Sushi cooking .

  • What are the best sushi making classes in Osaka for vegans?

    Some of the best sushi making classes for vegans in Osaka include Temari sushi, Miso soup, Japanese sweets and Matcha(Tea ceremony) !\r\n(halal/vegan acceptable)\r\n.

  • Which sushi making class is popular in Osaka?

    Sushi Festival! is popular with other travelers visiting Osaka.

What Does a Sushi Making Class Look Like?

Please note that this is an example, and classes vary by host.

Nigiri Sushi Making Class

See More How to Make Nigiri Sushi
  • Make sushi meshi

    Sushi meshi, or sushi rice, is made by combining freshly cooked rice with vinegar, sugar, and salt.

  • Prepare sushi neta

    Sushi neta refers to the sushi toppings, mostly commonly sashimi, seafood, and egg for nigiri sushi. Depending on the ingredients, different preparations are needed.

  • Grate wasabi into a paste

    Nothing compares to freshly grated wasabi from the wasabi rhizome. (Within minutes, wasabi begins losing its nuanced flavor!)

  • Shape rice

    Using wetted hands and fingers, shape the rice into rectangular or oval blocks.

  • Assemble nigiri sushi

    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.

  • Finish!

    Now you can dig in with a little soy sauce and wasabi!

Maki Sushi Making Class

  • Make sushi meshi

    Cooked rice is combined with vinegar, sugar, and salt to create the distinct flavor of sushi meshi (sushi rice).

  • Prepare sushi ingredients

    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.

  • Spread rice on seaweed

    To start assembling your roll, you'll have to spread a layer of rice on a sheet of nori (seaweed).

  • Add the sushi ingredients

    Then, the sushi ingredients are added in the middle on top of the rice.

  • Roll the maki sushi

    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.

  • Cut maki sushi into slices

    All that's left is slicing up the elongated roll into the familiar, smaller sushi rolls. A moistened knife will help with clean cuts.

  • Finish!

    Now you can dig in with a little soy sauce and wasabi!

Temari Sushi Making Class

  • Make sushi meshi

    Combine cooked rice with vinegar, sugar, and salt in order to make sushi rice.

  • Prepare sushi toppings

    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.

  • Place sushi toppings and rice on a sheet of plastic wrap

    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.

  • Shape the sushi rice ball

    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!

  • Finish!

    Your first temari sushi is done! Experiment with mixing and layering different colors and textures of ingredients for an attractive temari sushi set.

Chirashi Sushi Making Class

  • Make sushi meshi

    To make a batch of sushi rice, add vinegar, sugar, and salt to cooked rice.

  • Prep chirashi sushi ingredients

    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.

  • Combine sushi toppings and rice

    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.

  • Finish!

    With your sushi rice and ingredients now all together, your chirashi sushi is ready to be enjoyed!

Inari Sushi Making Class

See More How to Make Inari Sushi
  • Make sushi meshi

    Fold vinegar, salt, and sugar into cooked rice to make sweet sushi rice.

  • Boil and season aburaage

    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.

  • Shape rice balls

    Using your hands, mold cylindrical balls of sushi rice.

  • Stuff aburaage with rice and garnish

    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.

  • Finish!

    Enjoy your simple and sweet inari sushi treat!

Oshi Sushi Making Class

  • Make sushi meshi

    Together, cooked rice, vinegar, sugar, and salt make up the foundation of sushi rice.

  • Prepare sushi ingredients

    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.

  • Layer the sushi rice and toppings in the oshibako

    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.

  • Apply pressure and press oshi sushi

    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.

  • Remove from oshibako and cut

    Slide the resulting long rectangular strip out of the oshibako. With the ingredients on top, slice into bite-sized pieces of sushi.

  • Finish!

    Time to eat your tasty oshi sushi!

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Let's Learn About Sushi Before Joining a Sushi Making Class in Osaka!

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

Types Of Sushi

  • Nigiri Sushi

    Nigiri 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.
    See More About Nigiri Sushi

  • Chirashi Sushi

    Chirashi Sushi

    Chirashi sushi gets its name from the Japanese word "chirashi", meaning "scattered". Ingredients are mixed in and topped on sushi rice in a bowl.
    See More About Chirashi Sushi

  • Inari Sushi

    Inari Sushi

    A sweeter option than others, inari sushi refers to sushi rice that has been wrapped in a flavorful pouch of aburaage (deep-fried tofu).
    See More About Inari Sushi

  • Temari Sushi

    Temari Sushi

    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.

  • Maki Sushi

    Maki Sushi

    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.
    See More About Maki Sushi

  • Oshi Sushi

    Oshi Sushi

    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

Sushi Ingredients

Why Taking a Sushi Making Class in Osaka is a Must-Do

Sushi Is a Hallmark of Japanese Food Culture

Sushi is one of the most famous dishes in Japanese cuisine. What many people don’t know, however, is that regional and cultural differences led to the evolution of different styles of sushi throughout Japan. Osaka is no different. The city is best known for its oshi sushi, which is made through pressing sushi rice and toppings in a special wooden box before cutting out bite-sized blocks, as well as its unique spin on chirashi sushi. Through taking a class with an Osaka local, you can learn how to make many types of sushi and gain the proper skills to make them on your own!

Enjoy a Unique Cultural Exchange Experience Through Making Sushi

You’ll learn how to make sushi directly from a Japanese local in their own home. The ability to converse with a Japanese native and cook in a Japanese home represents a rare glimpse into everyday Osaka life. After making your sushi, you’ll be able to sit down and eat together with your Japanese host.

Bring Your Sushi Knowledge Home With You

A sushi making class enables you to extend your enjoyment of Japanese culture, specifically its special food culture, to even after you return home. You’ll be able to make authentic sushi for yourself, family, and friends, as well as remember the conversations and memories you made together with your Japanese host.