Cooking Class - Japanese Rice Bowl

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Discover new ways to enjoy sushi rice with Chef Motoko.

Sushi rice isn’t only for nigiri or maki rolls but is a foundation for many meals in Japan. Chef Motoko’s recipes are based around the Japanese philosophy of soshoku, or frugal meal. Traditionally made up of a soup, a side dish and rice, this style of eating has become the norm in most Japanese households due to its health benefits.

Chef Motoko will guide the class in the fundamentals of Japanese cooking. Choose from a rice bowl or a hand roll and learn to delicately season the rice with salmon, vegetables and shiso leaf. Complement the dish with a savory miso soup cooked with Chef Motoko’s homemade miso paste.

Guests are welcome to provide wine and beer to enjoy during the class.

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 6
  • Meal Courses 2
  • Event Duration 2 hours
  • Labels Asian, Healthy, Japanese, Pescatarian

Reviews guests left for this experience



28 Oct 2016

Chef Motoko's rice was perfectly seasoned--I had not tried brown sushi rice before and could not get enough! I enjoyed the practical and healthy adaptations to her traditional fare, and her warmth and eagerness to share her knowledge in the kitchen was delightful.



20 Oct 2016

Chef Motoko prepared a delicious and healthy Japanese lunch for us. She sourced many of the incredibly fresh ingredients for the meal from her own garden. A few of the ingredients I had never tasted before and we loved the flavors. Chef Motoko helped teach us how to make a simple and flavorful sushi bowl as well as a very unique miso soup both of which I can’t wait to make at home. I really liked Chef Motoko who was personable with a homespun style of instruction that was very easy to understand.   

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08 Mar 2020

Motoko is amazing! She is such a kind and patient person who has great passion and skill as a chef and teacher. She came fully prepared and carried out the class as promised. I highly recommend her.

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Chef Motoko is a Japanese chef and author who specializes in invigorating, flavorful, and unique Japanese cuisine. Chef Motoko prides herself on her beautiful vegetable garden from where she sources many of her ingredients. She often picks the vegetables the day of the class; some of which are less well known outside of Japan. Her teaching style is unpretentious, friendly, and easy to understand.

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Flexible booking: Cancel or reschedule this event's reservation for free up to 48 hours before the event.

Chef Motoko will travel to guests within the Bay Area for this experience.

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