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Sushi & Sake Tasting Cooking Class with a Visit to Local Supermarket in Tokyo

Sushi & Sake Tasting Cooking Class with a Visit to Local Supermarket in TokyoShop in a local supermarket and learn how to cook Sushi & Japanese traditional dishes

321 people already enjoyed this experience
  • 4 hour tour
  • Small group tour
  • English speaking guide

What makes this tour unique

  • Procure ingredients at a local supermarket with a guide
  • Cooking traditional Japanese foods such as sushi rolls, miso soup, dashimaki tamago (rolled egg), eggplant dengaku (grilled eggplant), etc.
  • Local guides who love cooking will share their knowledge and passion for Japanese food.
  • Cook and eat together in a friendly atmosphere
  • Sake Tasting & Japanese Cuisine Pairing Experience
  • Kids Playroom for your little ones to enjoy!
Why Suzy Recommends This Tour

Tips and recommendations by our official guides

Do you enjoy Japanese food? Have you ever tried your hand at cooking it? This tour is tailored for those eager to delve into the art of crafting traditional and nutritious Japanese dishes.

Through this tour, We aim to impart my expertise and passion for Japanese cooking to a broader audience, hoping many will partake in this culinary adventure and discover the exquisite flavors of Japanese cuisine.

Our journey begins not just with cooking but also with a visit to a local supermarket. Japanese supermarkets are a treasure trove, offering an extensive range of meats, fish, vegetables, and an array of unique seasonings. I'm eager to share my insights on selecting the freshest ingredients, a skill honed through daily practice.

Once we've gathered our ingredients, we'll transition to a professional kitchen studio to embark on our cooking session. Under guided instruction, you'll master the techniques of Japanese home-style cooking, from wielding a Japanese knife with precision to preparing foundational elements like dashi for miso soup and crafting sushi rice seasoned with vinegar. Beyond sushi, you'll delve into creating authentic dishes such as miso soup, eggplant dengaku, and the delightful dashimaki tamago (rolled egg).

Upon completing the cooking experience, participants will receive recipes, empowering you to host your own Japanese culinary soirée back home!

We eagerly anticipate the joy of cooking alongside each of you. Our Kitchen Studio is conveniently nestled in the Asakusa and Kappabashi shopping district, known for its plethora of restaurant supplies. After our culinary escapade and a hearty lunch, you're invited to explore Asakusa, a renowned Tokyo landmark, for some sightseeing and shopping.

Whether you're a novice or an aspiring chef, our class begins with foundational lessons, including how to properly hold a kitchen knife. Everyone is welcome! Let's embark on this culinary adventure together and savor the joys of Japanese cooking!

Also, we have a kids playroom available in this experience!
Join MagicalTrip's cooking classes and rest easy knowing we have a fantastic Kids Playroom to keep your little ones engaged while you savor the culinary adventure. The playroom comes complete with toys and a screen for watching DVDs. Bring along your child's beloved DVDs and play them on the provided screen (you can also connect a PC).
Situated within easy sight and hearing distance, parents can immerse themselves in the cooking experience with confidence. Enjoy a joyful cooking session for the entire family!

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Suzy

Official guide

What's included
Cooking experience & Lunch
Thick sushi roll, miso soup, Japanese-style rolled egg, and grilled eggplant with miso sauce
Ingredients
all ingredients that we use are included
Sake tasting
Try 4 kinds of sake from our selections
Tour Photos
You'll get photos taken during the tour by your guide which will be sent to you after the tour via email.
4 hours with a local guide
An english-speaking guide
Drink
We serve tea during the experience

Shopping at local supermarkets with a local guide and learn how to choose good ingredients

This cooking class starts with a visit to a local supermarket frequented by Japanese locals. Enjoy shopping, while learning about the distinct characteristics of Japanese supermarkets and how locals choose their ingredients, guided by a local expert. After gathering our ingredients, we will head to the cooking class apartments to begin the culinary experience.

Enjoy cooking Japanese traditonal foods such as sushi roll, miso soup, egg roll, and egg plant with the guide's explanation of Japanese food culture and its wisdom

Firstly, we will prepare dashi (Japanese soup stock), the foundation of Japanese cuisine, along with sushi rice, essential for sushi-making, all while our guide provides explanations on the methods and reasons behind each step. You'll get to experience traditional Japanese home-style cooking techniques, such as precision knife skills and crafting dashimaki tamago (Japanese-style rolled egg) in a frying pan. Additionally, you'll receive a recipe at the end of the cooking class, enabling you to prepare Japanese dishes for a home party once you return to your own country. Feel free to ask any questions you might have during the cooking process!

Craft thick sushi rolls using a variety of ingredients & Enjoy a shared lunch together

—a skill that's challenging to perfect without proper guidance— The highlight of the cooking tour is crafting sushi rolls. Participants place their prepared ingredients atop vinegared rice, encase them in nori seaweed, and then slice them into delectable pieces. The vibrant cross-section of the sushi roll, showcasing a medley of colorful ingredients, is truly captivating. Its allure is further heightened when presented on traditional Japanese plates. Once all dishes are ready, everyone gathers to enjoy a delightful lunch, beginning with the customary phrase, "Itadakimasu" (Appreciation for the food). Conveniently, Kappabashi-dori Street, renowned for its diverse array of restaurant supplies and plates, is just a five-minute walk from our cooking class venue. After lunch, you're invited to explore and sightsee in Asakusa, making the most of your culinary experience.

Sake Tasting & Japanese Cuisine Pairing

Embark on a culinary adventure with our immersive Japanese cooking experience, complete with a delightful sake tasting. Choose your favorite from a selection of four premium sake varieties and indulge in the perfect pairing with sushi and traditional Japanese cuisine. Immerse yourself in the flavors and culture of Japan like never before!

Kids Playroom for Your Little Ones to Enjoy!

At the MagicalTrip's cooking class, we've got you covered with a Kids Playroom to keep your little ones entertained while you indulge in the culinary experience. The playroom is equipped with toys and a monitor for DVD viewing. Feel free to bring your child's favorite DVDs and play them on the available monitor (PC connection is also possible).

With the Kids Playroom conveniently located within sight and hearing range, parents can enjoy the cooking experience with peace of mind. Happy cooking for the whole family!

Meeting Point

In front of Family mart next to Gindako shop in Iriya Station Exit 2

See on google maps
  • There are 2 Familymarts in Iriya station, so please find the one next to Gindako takoyaki shop and Doutor Coffee shop.

Itinerary


  • Meet up at Iriya Station Exit 2
  • Shopping grocery at a local super market
  • Move to Cooking Studio
  • Cooking time
  • Have Lunch together
  • Return to Iriya station
  • (You can also go to Kappa bashi Dough Street)
Remarks
  • Anyone over 12 years old can join this tour because cooking experience includes cutting and heating processes.
  • Vegan and vegetarian are welcome. (We arrange ingredients and cooking process.)
  • It is not available for people who are gluten-free.
  • Please note that there may be other participants
  • Out of respect for our other guests and to ensure the best tour for everyone, we must start the tour on time.
  • You will not be able to join the tour, get a refund or reschedule if you are late for the tour and miss the group.
Cancel Policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the tour starting time.
  • Free date/time change up to 24 hours till the tour starting time.
  • Cancellation after the starting time or no show, we offer no refund or date/time change.
  • We will start the tour on time. Being late for more than 5 minutes without contacting us will be regarded as a cancellation without any refund.
FAQ of This Tour
Which is the minimum highlight allowed to join this cooking class?

Anyone over 12 years old can join this tour because cooking experience includes cutting and heating processes.

If my child is over 4 years old but won't participate in the cooking experience, do I still need to pay for the child price?

No, you don't need to pay for the child price if your child doesn't participate in the experience. We have a kids playroom where you can watch cartoon and play toys. Happy cooking for the whole family!

I'm a vegan. Can I join the tour?

Yes! Vegetarian and vegan are welcome!

But please be noted that we arrange ingredients and cooking process. For example, we switch ingredient for Sushi roll from sashimi to avocado or friend tofu.

I have a gluten-free allergy. Can I join the tour?

I'm sorry. This tour does not offer gluten-free cooking experience.

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