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Our sushi class is designed to take the mystique out of sushi and show you how simple it is to make at home. If you’ve ever dreamed of producing trays of immaculate fresh Japanese sushi at home – then this is the class for you. 

Sushi is perhaps the most famous Japanese food in the world. Sushi is defined as any dish that is made with vinegared sushi rice. You can make sushi without using any fish – vegan and vegetarian sushi are increasingly popular – but many kinds sushi use seafood for their main flavours. 

Since Japan is surrounded by ocean, seafood has always been widely consumed as well as rice. Originally, sushi was fermented fish with rice preserved in salt, and this was a staple dish in Japan for a thousand years. Contemporary sushi was developed to be a type of fast food and remains so to this day. 

Sushi vs. Sashimi 

Is it sushi or sashimi or are they the same? Some people use the terms interchangeably, while they are actually two totally distinct and separate items. 

Generally, Sashimi can be identified or defined as a piece of meat, not necessarily only seafood and not necessarily raw, typically draped over a garnish like daikon (Asian white radish shredded into long strands) and possibly accompanied by one perilla leaf per slice. 

Sushi is rice with a combination of cooked meat, fish, vegetables and sometimes fish eggs. This great way of eating consists of cooked seasoned rice “Sushi-meshi” which is combined with other ingredients “Neta”, and can contain raw fish or cooked seafood. 

Our chef will discuss the various ingredients needed and where to source them, as well as handy tips on preparation and presentation. 

What to expect: 

All our classes take a hands-on approach to cooking, and you’ll be learning recipes from scratch. Our friendly chef will teach you all the tricks of the trade, starting with a fun and informative demonstration. After that, it’s over to you! You’ll be able to taste your food throughout the cooking process and season your plate to your liking. Throughout the evening chef will invite you to sample their food.  

Dates: Visit our class schedule to see the next dates that are available. 

Sample Menu

(Dishes will vary according to season and availability of ingredients): 

  • Maki  
  • Onigiri  
  • California  
  • Iso  

What’s included: 

  • Expert guidance from our chef teacher and assistants 
  • All ingredients and equipment 
  • Apron to wear in class. 
  • Class recipes *You will be e-mailed all the recipes you have cooked with us after the class. 
  • Refreshments and snacks available throughout the class  
  • Takeaway containers to take your creations home in (although feel free to bring your own or a cool bag if travelling far)

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