Sushi Making

Who doesn’t know sushi? One of the most popular dishes among the Japanese. If you have tried these dishes, have you try to make it by yourself? Japanese cooking classes are a very popular tourist activity today. Sushi making class offers an amazing cultural and food experience as visitors can learn how to sushi and explore Japanese culture!

What is Sushi

Sushi (すし, 寿司, 鮨) is a traditional Japanese dish of prepared vinegared rice (鮨飯, sushi-meshi), usually with some sugar and salt, accompanying a variety of ingredients (ネタ, neta), such as seafood, often raw, and vegetables. Styles of sushi and its presentation vary widely, but the one key ingredient is “sushi rice”, also referred to as shari (しゃり), or sumeshi (酢飯). In Japan, sushi is usually enjoyed on special occasions, such as a celebration.

Sushi is sometimes confused with sashimi, a related dish in Japanese cuisine that consists of thinly sliced raw fish, or occasionally meat, and an optional serving of rice.

There are many different types of sushi. Some popular ones are:

Nigiri
Nigiri Small rice balls with fish, shellfish, etc. on top. There are countless varieties of nigirizushi, some of the most common ones being tuna, shrimp, eel, squid, octopus and fried egg.
Norimaki
Sushi rice and seafood, etc. rolled in dried seaweed sheets. There are countless varieties of sushi rolls differing in ingredients and thickness. Sushi rolls prepared "inside out" are very popular outside of Japan, but rarely found in Japan.
Gunkan
Small cups made of sushi rice and dried seaweed filled with seafood, etc. There are countless varieties of gunkanzushi, some of the most common ones being sea urchin and various kinds of fish eggs.
Temaki
Temakizushi (literally hand rolls) are cones made of nori seaweed and filled with sushi rice, seafood and vegetables.
Oshizushi
Oshizushi is pressed sushi, in which the fish is pressed onto the sushi rice in a wooden box. The picture shows trout oshizushi in form of a popular train station lunch box (ekiben).
Inari
Inarizushi is a simple and inexpensive type of sushi, in which sushi rice is filled into small bags of deep fried tofu (aburaage).
Chirashi
Chirashizushi is a dish in which seafood, mushrooms and vegetables are spread over sushi rice. It can resemble seafood domburi with one difference being that chirashizushi uses sushi rice while domburi uses regular, unseasoned rice.

Sushi Making Class

Wanna join an authentic Sushi class? This private Sushi lesson offers you an opportunity to learn how to make Sushi from a professional chef! Usually, the class is held at the sushi restaurant or cooking class studio. This kind of workshop needs time around 60-90minutes (it depend on the restaurant or studio).

You can learn how to make the real sushi, and of course, get to taste the delicious Japanese dish at the end of the class. If you wish to have a unique food experience while traveling in Japan other than eating at restaurants every day, joining a sushi-making class is highly recommended!

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