Asia and Pacific,  Japan

Buddha Bellies Cooking School

It is certainly love at first sight with a fellow foodie when I met Ayuko who runs Buddha Bellies Cooking School in Tokyo!! The table was laid with some of the ingredients needed to make Edomae Sushi. Edomae sushi essentially means Tokyo-style sushi. In the 18th century, Tokyo was known as Edo and sushi was food specially invented for travellers who wanted bite size food on the go. Therefore, ingredients like vinegar, soy sauce, kelp and other ingredients were added to the rice to prevent spoilage or to make the rice lasts longer. Ayuko explained the brief history of sushi and types of sushi. Occasionally, she would take a book or two from the shelves and show us pictures of ingredients or sushi so that we understood better

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