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Traditional Japanese sweets & Matcha tea

Cooking

Traditional Japanese sweets & Matcha tea

107 reviews
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Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 7 people
Cuisine
Japanese
Hosted in
English
Cooking

Traditional Japanese sweets & Matcha tea

Cooking

Traditional Japanese sweets & Matcha tea

107 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 7 people
Cuisine
Japanese
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

After meeting at Nippori station (JR Yamanote line), we walk to my home which takes only 5 minutes. I will first introduce Nerikiri (Japanese confections which is served at a tea ceremony), and the ingredients and tools. Nerikiri is made of white beans and shaped beautifully. You will make 5 designs of nerikiri learning how to shape them with nerikiri tools. I will decide 3 designs and you will get to choose 2 more designs from some options. After making the Nerikiri, we will make matcha tea. The matcha tea will accompany the delicious nerikiri we made. We usually taste one Nerikiri with matcha tea. You can take the rest home. Nippori is famous for Yanaka Ginza (traditional street where there are many shops) and Fabric town. Ueno Park and Kappabashi (Kitchenware town) is also near by (20 minute walk). Many of my guests go to Kappabashi after my class to get the tools we used. I will recommend you some shops. Please enjoy this area after the cooking class! Note : The Nerikiri dough and Anko (red bean paste) will be prepared by the instructor before the class. But I will explain how to make and give you the recipe for Nerikiri dough (Easy version using ready made white beans). If you want to learn the traditional way (cook from beans...3.5-4 hour class), please inquire.
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Learn more about Nariko

Nariko

Note: I conduct classes everyday (Instagram: narikos_kitchen). Please inquire if your preferred date is not on the calendar:) 10AM...Monday to Sunday open 4PM...Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday open Konnichiwa! I’m Nariko and I offer Japanese cooking classes out of Nariko’s Kitchen, a cooking studio centrally located in Tokyo. I was a child who always liked to help my mother in the kitchen. I gained more interest on cooking when I lived abroad and had a chance to do cooking sessions as part of my job. Until recently, I’ve been teaching Japanese cooking in Malaysia as a cooking instructor and conducted classes for individuals and companies, and also gave cooking demonstration at cultural events. Come join me and try a hands-on cooking class offered in a Japanese home!

What's included

Food
All the ingredients
Drinks
Welcome tea

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Where you'll be

We will meet at Nippori station, then walk to my house where the cooking classes are held. Nippori is known for "Fabric Town" an area where you can find interesting items if you are into arts and crafts, there are also beautiful traditional streets and many temples to visit. Also it's only 20 minutes walk to "Kappabashi(Kitchen street)" where you can find all the kitchen items. Many of my guests go there after my class.

Things to keep in mind

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.

Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests ages 6 and up can attend. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also consider that consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry,…

More tips

I recommend you to trim your nails. I also have "Handmade-udon noodles & Tempurar shrimp" class. I conduct classes from 10AM(Mon to Sun) and 4PM(Mon/Sun/Sat/Sun) but if you want to switch the time, please inquire before booking. This class is Vegetarian & Vegan friendly.
Nariko
Traditional Japanese sweets & Matcha tea
107 reviews
$58/person
107 reviews
$58/person