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Make Japanese Sweets - Wagashi with chef

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Make Japanese Sweets - Wagashi with chef

86 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Cuisine
Japanese
Hosted in
English
Cooking

Make Japanese Sweets - Wagashi with chef

Cooking

Make Japanese Sweets - Wagashi with chef

86 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Cuisine
Japanese
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

In this experience, you will be able to make beautiful Wagashi - traditional Japanese confectionery and taste them together with matcha green tea in my cozy dining room. First, you will learn how to make nerikiri (dough) from scratch. Then tint the dough and make two types of seasonal confectioneries. After you make, you will enjoy Wagashi with matcha green tea which I will serve in traditional tea bowls of my collections. During the lesson, not only about creation techniques, but I will also tell you cultural stories behind the confectionaries.  I will also advise you on where to buy certain ingredients, recommended cooking tools, good shops, and so on. You can visit Meiji Shrine, just two stations away, or chill out in Yoyogi Park near my place after the class. Cities such as Shinjuku and Harajuku are accessible too - only five minutes away by train. Every participant will receive a copy of the recipes in English. Please visit my Instagram (@misswagashi) and check my latest Wagashi creations!
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Learn more about Mai

Mai

Hello! I am Mai. I am a chef, professional cooking teacher of the largest culinary school in Japan, and write articles on traditional Japanese cuisine as a food writer. My passion is to make traditional Japanese confectionery into my original style and spread this culture to visitors from all over the world! As an experienced cooking teacher, I will teach you how to make beautiful confections from scratch! Anyone who likes creative things, families, friends, solo travelers, first time wagashi makers, you are all welcome to my class!! Alumni and teaching license holder of Yanagihara Culinary School. Certified teacher at ABC Cooking studio. Instagram (@misswagashi)

What's included

Drinks
Matcha Green Tea, water
Equipment
Aprons

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Where you'll be

We'll meet at the station, then head to my home, located in a beautiful residential area. We'll enjoy a walk along a nice comfortable street for 10 minutes. You will find lots of greenery and sakura (cherry blossoms) on the way. My home is beautifully furnished in a mixed modern and Asian-antique style. The kitchen is very comfortable and cozy, yet it is just a five-minute ride from Shinjuku Station.

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 your needs to be accommodated.

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 10 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,…

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

Please let me know on any dietary restrictions and allergies in advance. The ingredients we use in the class are all made from vegetable products.
Mai
Make Japanese Sweets - Wagashi with chef
86 reviews
From €57/person
86 reviews
From €57/person