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Learn to Umami pretty Sushi & Tempura

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 9 reviews.Himeji, JapanPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Aiko

3 hours
Japanese
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Enjoy real Japanese food!! Beautiful and tasty Japanese‼︎

I am going to pick you up in front of Himeji Castle or JR Himeji station and then let's go to buy one kind of fish for each person to make sushi to local fish shop. Feel the daily life of Japan at a local fish shop. I think you will be able to see the fishmonger cut the fish. Then we go back to my kitchen, start cooking togather. First of all we make a soup stock 'Dashi'. We use the 'Dashi' to make tempura sauce and soup. After that, make the main dish sushi and tempura and have a delicious meal which you make!! Nothing tastes better than that which you have made with your own hands. I think you will find very interesting how to make 'UMAMI DASHI STOCK from kelp and dried bonitto. I will introduce you not only to Japanese cooking, but also the unique utensils and seasonings we use to make it. I also try to introduce you to some Japanese culture and customs along the way to enhance your experience. I will also provide you the recipe so you can try making these dishes in the comfort of your own homes. I encourage you to invite your family and friends and enjoy healthy and delicious Japanese food and spread the word. (Please understand fishi shop will be closed on Sun and bad weather, and in the evening they might sold out.)
Enjoy real Japanese food!! Beautiful and tasty Japanese‼︎

I am going to pick you up in front of Himeji Castle or JR Himeji station and then let's go to buy one kind of fish for each person to make sushi to local fish shop. Feel the daily life of Japan at a local fish shop. I think you will be able to see the fishmonger cut the fish. Then we go back to my kitchen, start cooking togather. First of all we make a soup stock 'Dashi'. We use the 'Dashi' to make tempura sauce and soup. After that, make the main dish sushi and tempura and have a delicious meal which you make!! Nothing tastes better than that which you…

What's included

  • Food
    If you have allergy, please let me know.
  • Drinks
    Hot, cold Japanese tea
  • Equipment
    You will have a standard recipe. The tastes won't change when you cook it a...
From $53
/ person
Fri, Aug 14
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
$67 per person
$67 per person
Sun, Aug 16
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
$67 per person
$67 per person
Fri, Aug 21
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
$53 per person, previously $67
$53 per person, previously $67

Meet your host, Aiko

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 9 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm Aiko.Since I was a child, I have loved to eat and cook under my mother's influence. In order to cook tasty cousins, I guess it is necessary to eat and know delicious food. I often spend time in a reputable restaurant and ask chef about food or cooking to gain professional skill. I have lived in California, and have worked in sushi restaurants. I really enjoyed having our different cultural exchange with my friends with food and cooking in there. Currently, I also provide cooking classes for Japanese and international guests, and I also work as a chef at restaurant too, besides I cooporate to companies to create recepi and processed foods. Let's have a different cultural exchange with food together! Please check my acount of website and instagram. website➾http://aikscooking.com Instagram➾@_aikotamaoka_ @aikscooking
I'm Aiko.Since I was a child, I have loved to eat and cook under my mother's influence. In order to cook tasty cousins, I guess it is necessary to eat and know delicious food. I often spend time in a reputable restaurant and ask chef about food or cooking to gain professional skill. I have lived in California, and have worked in sushi restaurants. I really enjoyed having our different cultural exchange with my friends with food and cooking in there. Currently, I also provide cooking classes for…
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Where you'll be

I'll pick you up in front of Himeji Castle or JR Himeji station and then go to buy sushi fish for local fish shop together. You can feel the daily life of Japan at a local fish shop and if you are lucky, can see the fishmonger cut the fish with Japanese way. Then we go to my kitchento cook together.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 9 reviews.

Rachel
April 2019
Aiko shared her knowledge of Japanese Cuisine in a relaxed but knowledgeable way; she explained how the basic stock we made today can be used for many more Japanese dishes, as well as the soup and dipping sauce we created. She also went out of her way to tailor the experience for us as I have Coeliac disease and require gluten free food (not so easy in Japan!). I was so satisfied with this experience, and would strongly recommend it to anyone visiting the region.
Aiko shared her knowledge of Japanese Cuisine in a relaxed but knowledgeable way; she explained how the basic stock we made today can be used for many more Japanese dishes, as well…
Kalen
April 2019
Aiko的料理体验非常棒了,在姬路城前汇合,她会开着车来接你,先去当地的鱼店挑选自己喜欢的鱼类,然后回家。 她的屋子在姬路城的背面,由于天气冷很多地方樱花开没开,但这儿却已经满开,美得不像话。 Aiko有自己的料理教室,阳光木头房。 她会事先准备好所有的食谱,英文的日文的都有,然后一步步教你怎么去完成基础的日本料理。整个过程轻松快乐,交流顺畅。也可以跟Aiko讨论日本料理的所有内容,十分值得的体验
Yesenia
March 2019
This experience with Aiko is great. It is very enjoyable and you learn a lot. Really gives you an opportunity to get creative. It is plenty of food so I recommed that you save some space in your stomach. I highly recommend this.
Sergio
March 2019
Aiko is very professional, she will bring you into her home and make you feel welcomed even before you step in it. She will not only teach you how to cook, with her you will learn about Japanese culture and traditions as well. She is very attentive and will make sure enjoy the class and food. If you go to Himeji make sure you make some time on your schedule to book this experience. You will not regret it.
Aiko is very professional, she will bring you into her home and make you feel welcomed even before you step in it. She will not only teach you how to cook, with her you will learn…
Jian Hui
February 2019
It’s an amazing cooking course. Aiko prepared everything and introduced ingredients, cooking procedure clearly. Aiko is very nice and friendly. Good course to learn about making Dashi, Sushi and Japanese culture.
Arthur
August 2018
Our sushi ball course with Aiko was amazing. Everything is very well organized, the kitchen is really great, the food is excellent, and Aiko and her daughter are really nice person, very welcoming and open minded. Can't wait to be back home to make our own sushi ball!
Our sushi ball course with Aiko was amazing. Everything is very well organized, the kitchen is really great, the food is excellent, and Aiko and her daughter are really nice person…

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Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

1. please let me know about your food policy.
2. Come with an empty stomach!
3. Any questions ok.
4. Vegetarian ok.
5. We will not go to the fish shop, Sunday, public holiday no fishing day.

What to bring

You do not have to bring anything

If you have long hair please bring rubber band for you hair