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Make Japanese mochi with an instructor

Cooking

Make Japanese mochi with an instructor

260 reviews
This experience usually sells out. Book now.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Cuisine
Japanese
Hosted in
English
Cooking

Make Japanese mochi with an instructor

Cooking

Make Japanese mochi with an instructor

260 reviews
This experience usually sells out. Book now.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Cuisine
Japanese
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

In this fun class, you will learn how to make five different mochi dishes! We will start class by hand-pounding glutinous sweet rice into authentic mochi! Next, you will enjoy a savory mochi soup, and a sweet version: fresh mochi filled with sweet red bean and fresh strawberries! Second, we will make a pink rosewater mochi, followed by matcha mochi, for our third dish. Fourth, we will make green tea mochi ice cream! We will end class by making delicious vanilla-glazed mochi donuts! Sweet red bean paste, fresh strawberries (upon availability), and chocolate will be available to fill your mochi with. You will get to eat a lot of mochi, and best of all take home a box with lots of homemade mochi to share! *If you are vegan, you can bring vegan ice cream with you. Please let me know if you are vegan in advance so I can prepare the vegan donut dough. **All dishes are gluten-free! (*however, we use normal miso for the soup) We love private parties and have done team building for employees of Airbnb, Lyft, AppDynamics, Facebook, and more!
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Your host

Yukiko

Yukiko

I have always been passionate about teaching guests how to make delicious dishes from my Japanese heritage. I come from Fukushima, Japan and learned how to cook traditional Japanese meals and desserts from my mother. I learned how to make mochi many years ago with my friends, and have been making it for more than 20 years. In 2016, my daughter Kaori started Kaori's Kitchen cooking school. Together, we teach traditional mochi classes to guests across the SF Bay Area. We are excited to share our mochi-making skills with you, and delighted to keep this tradition alive. We are both very passionate about mochi and teach classes full time throughout the Bay Area. We have done mochi team building for Facebook, Google, and other companies throughout the Bay Area. Please contact us to book a team building event!

What's included

Food
5 mochi dishes You will make and bring home each of the mochi dishes. All dishes except the ice cream are vegan friendly and…

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Where you'll be

The mochi class is taught by myself or my mom. We will have our class in a residential kitchen in San Leandro, California. The San Francisco Bay Area has been a historic Japanese settlement area since the early 1900s. The beautiful Hayward Japanese garden as well as two Japantowns. Additional mochi shops: Benkyodo (San Francisco), Shuei-Do Manju Shop (San Jose Japantown), and Osakaya (Sacramento)

Availability

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.
Gluten-free
Gluten-free
Shellfish allergy
Shellfish allergy
Soy-free
Soy-free
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
Pescatarian
Pescatarian
Vegan
Vegan

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 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,…

More tips

Please feel free to bring any additional ingredients you would like to fill your mochi with (peanut butter, mango, etc...)! Please bring closed-toed shoes. If you are vegan, please let me know.
Yukiko
Make Japanese mochi with an instructor
260 reviews
From ₹5,473/person
260 reviews
From ₹5,473/person