Japan has a diverse culinary culture. It is even considered as one of the best culinary capitals in the world, offering a lot of amazing dishes such as sushi, ramen, soba, and many more! With that said, it is no surprise that many people are interested in learning how to cook Japanese dishes at home. If you’re one of them and would like to take your cooking skills to the next level, here are two cooking schools in Tokyo that you can check out!
Tokyo Sushi Academy stands out as one of the top sushi schools in Tokyo and is ideal for people who are serious about learning the necessary skills in making authentic sushi.
Tokyo Sushi Academy provides different courses every year. As of 2018, they added a new six-week total course for 54,000 yen. It is a combination of a four-week sushi course, a five-day sashimi course, and a five-day Japanese cuisine course. The whole course will allow you to learn the basic and advanced techniques of sushi making. You’ll also learn how to make sushi using 20 different kinds of seafood.
If you’re a professional who would love to have private lessons with a master chef, you may also do so. You will be learning the basics of making Edomae-style sushi, tempura, okonomiyaki, and applications of dashi. The lessons are one-on-one and are highly customized.
Tokyo Sushi Academy is also offering 90-minute workshops for those who would like to give sushi making a try. Children aged 3 and older are allowed to participate in the lesson so you can bring them along. Note, however, that main participants must be at least 18 years of age. The workshop costs 5,000 yen for adults (over 12) and 2,000 yen for children (under 12).
Buddha Bellies Cooking School Tokyo is another culinary school that promises to teach students not only Japanese cooking skills but also Japanese culture. The moment you step into the school, you will be greeted by the owner, Ayuko. She is a professional sushi instructor certified by the Japan Sushi Instructors Association and a sake sommelier. You can talk to her in English for she is fluent in the language.
Ayuko offers various types of cooking classes, including Japanese sweets, standard washoku, sushi, and more. In order to ensure good lesson quality, each class has a maximum of 6 to 8 participants. Regular classes are held from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM and costs 7,500 yen per person.
There’s no need for beginners to worry about cooking Japanese food. Tokyo Sushi Academy and Buddha Bellies Cooking School Tokyo both provide classes that are tailored to their students’ needs. All courses are hands-on and the instructions are easy to follow. So if you would like to try making your own Japanese dishes at home, consider booking a class at these cooking schools!