Sushi 101 Class for One, Two, or Four People at Birmingham Sushi 101 (Up to 42% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Sushi 101 class teaches students how to prepare sushi rolls at home; includes samples of maki and other Japanese-style dishes

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Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 90 days. Reservation required, 48 hour advance notice required. Subject to availability. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Booking in advance to reserve spot is highly recommended. Class dates subject to change. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $30 for a Sushi 101 class for one person ($50 value)
  • $59 for a Sushi 101 class for two people ($100 value)
  • $115 for a Sushi 101 class for four people ($200 value)

During Sushi 101 classes, instructors walk students through the basics of preparing sushi at home. Attendees learn how to prepare and handle rice, fish, and vegetables before making their own inside-out sushi rolls. Additionally, students get to sample three rolls of the instructor’s choice along with a Japanese-style snack or salad and sweet. Classes meet on Monday evenings.

Nori: From Sea to Sushi

An edible paper chock-full of nutrients, nori makes a long journey from the ocean to the sushi bar. Learn what holds your california roll together with Groupon’s guide to this sensational seaweed.

Sushi is common enough today that most people recognize nori, the dark-green or purple seaweed paper that encases each roll’s ingredients. Not only does nori keep sushi from falling apart, it adds a dose of vitamins and minerals including calcium, iron, and potassium to each bite.

In the past, farmers simply plucked naturally grown algae from the sea, cleaned off all the mermaid hairs, and dried it into nori. Today, its life cycle begins in a building that may resemble a swimming pool or bathhouse at first glance: a big, sunny seedling center lined with wide, shallow tanks of seawater. Each tank is lined with oyster shells, which act as mineral-rich food for Porphyra spores. After they’ve been feeding and growing for about five months, it’s time to seed the nets. Rotating drums are wound with synthetic nets, then spun through the tanks for 20–60 minutes to become saturated with spores.

At that point, the operation moves to the sea, where the nets are attached to bamboo poles to continue their life and grow into long, ragged pennants amid the tides. Once harvested, the plants are washed, ground into a pulp, and flattened into sheets. Finally, the sheets are toasted, graded, and readied for consumption, either as the partly rehydrated casing around sushi rolls or by themselves for a snack as healthy and crunchy as toasted Flintstones vitamins.

Customer Reviews

If you buy the Groupon for a group of 4, she is willing to do an in-home class for an extra $10/person. I highly recommend this as you get to see all of the prep work that goes into making the sushi!
Rebecca H. · August 5, 2015
Wonderful, definitely worth it!
Caitlin P. · June 16, 2015
It was a lot of fun. I learned a lot, got some hands on experience, and left with a full belly!
Hannah T. · May 28, 2015

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