The secrets of Japanese Cuisine


Foreword : The secrets of Japanese Cuisine

SushiJapanese cuisine goes far beyond the traditional miso soup and rice dishes. It encompasses seasonal ingredients which pivot the variety of the meal spread throughout the year.

It has developed over the centuries. And although a fraction of it has been devoured by the world, the depths of its secrets are molded on the walls of the local kitchens.

Japan is located in the northwest Pacific Ocean and is an island country in East Asia. Its border lies in the Sea of Japan to the west and extends from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north. Taiwan and the East end of the China Sea are located in the south of the island. Its capital is Tokyo which is the largest city in the country.

This country has a display of mountainous terrains and narrow coastal plains. It has eight traditional regions, which offers a vast array of authentic Japanese recipes using local ingredients. Traditional staples that complement this magnificent cuisine include Japanese noodles, rice, and seafood.

The Japanese curry has its roots in British India and is one of the countries national dishes aside from sushi and ramen. Mochi and red bean paste are used to make their traditional sweets with green tea ice cream being more of modern culture.

Japanese cuisine includes authentic alcoholic beverages that are brewed from rice. The age-old secrets and techniques of its fermentation process have been passed through generations. The Japanese tea ceremony is an event that pays tribute to the Matcha, the Queen of beverages in the country.

1) Sushi 101: Learn to prepare sushi & miso soup

Enjoy a 60-minute cooking and shopping session.

Despite how big the bite is, the sensational experience in every mouthful of sushi is indescribable. Not everyone acquires the taste, but for those who do, it’s an incredible delight.

Sushi is as close to art as food gets, and not everyone has the skill to make it. It requires the perfect ingredients with a strategic technique that is practiced in local kitchens around Japan.

Allow us to bring Japan to you with your chef, who shares the secret tricks of the authentic Japanese cuisine trade. It’s an easy step-by-step demonstration that will blow your mind.

Prepare to be mesmerized, in a state of not only wanting to eat sushi or enjoy mouthfuls of heartwarming soup but to build confidence to make it yourself.

Book your session now for an unforgettable date night because… “Sushi” makes “Miso” happy!

Here's what you'll need to cook along with your chef:

Sushi Roll

  • 75g uncooked Japanese rice
  • 82 ml water
  • 1 sheet of nori seaweed
  • Wasabi (optional)

Ingredients you might like to add to your roll: tuna, cucumber, radish sprout, toasted sesame seeds

Miso soup

  • 2 cups water
  • 3g Bonita flakes
  • 2 ½
  • Tablespoon miso
  • ½ kelp

Ingredients you might like to add to your soup: Shiitake mushrooms, Enoki mushroom, Tofu

Sushi 101: learn to prepare sushi & miso soup with experts in Japan
  • Hosted by TripAdvisor's No.1 Japanese Cooking Class in All Japan
  • Learn how to make sushi rolls and miso soup from scratch by friendly Japanese cooking experts
  • Get traditional but simple recipes for sushi rolls, rice, and miso soup online.

2) Enjoy an Interactive sushi Session from Tokyo, Japan – Let’s Roll!

“Shop and Roll” in this 50-minute private session

You’ve got to use the right bait to catch the big fish, right? Why not indulge yourself in this glorious sushi-making session and perfect your skills.

Learn the techniques of partnering seaweed and rice with a delicious and delicate center. It sounds like a match made in the deep blue sea created in the land of the living!

Lure your partner into a date night session if he or she is a sushi lover. Yes, you heard right!

Make the next date night a sushi affair with this virtual cooking session. Create unforgettable moments in your kitchen as we bring Japan to you. Sushi is the bait, and Tokyo is the destination. Make sure that you’re geared up to enliven your date’s taste buds.

Add a dash of wasabi or soy sauce to create an infusion of delightful bursts of flavor with an acquired texture. Sushi is an out-of-this-world experience, and there’s no turning back once you learn the technique of making it. Once eaten, the craving to learn the art of making sushi becomes an obsession.

Enjoy a “rice to meet you” interactive session with your skillful host. It takes style and charisma to perfect sushi making, so why not join and learn about the techniques. The addition of Japanese egg omelets is a bonus in this session.

Here's what you'll need to cook along with your chef:

Sushi Rolls and Sushi balls (1 person)

  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • 160g Japanese rice
  • 15cc rice vinegar
  • Cucumber
  • Imitation crab meat
  • Nori sweetened sheet

Japanese egg omelet

  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • 3 eggs
  • Vegetable oil
  • Optional: Mirin or sake
Roll with it! Interactive sushi lesson from Tokyo, Japan
  • Learn sushi-making basics. Japanese sushi is seasoned w/ vinegar, vs. kimbap which uses sesame oil
  • Learn how to make a Japanese-style egg omelet.
  • Make your rice ahead of time so you can cook along--or just watch and learn for later.

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Mike Monteleone

My name is Mike Monteleone. I am the author of Since I was very young I have been passionate about cooking and everything that surrounds the art of preparing food. Cooking is much more than a set of techniques. Cooking is a means of expression and it is an art. Whether you are a three-star Michelin chef or an amateur cook, cooking is a universal language that allows you to share and explore.

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