Free Japanese cooking classes in Nuku'alofa

If you have wanted to learn to make Japanese “Sushi Rolls” you may want to sign up for free classes offered by the Embassy on Japan in Nuku’alofa.

The first free class from 4pm-6pm will conducted by the chef of Ambassador Yukio Numata on Monday at the Tanoa International Dateline Hotel.

The purpose of the event is to introduce Japanese food culture to the Kingdom.

The chef will use only the ingredients which are available to purchase in Tonga so that everyone can enjoy the healthy Japanese food at home.

Sushi rolls are one of Japan’s popular food which can be served as an appetizer or a main dish, has also grown popular and is the most preferred dish requested at Japan-related events in the Kingdom of Tonga.

The style of sushi and its presentation vary widely, but the key ingredients in all cases is the sushi rise.

A statement from the embassy said it wants to share skills and knowledge in how to make sushi rolls with local chefs, kitchen assistants, Home Economic teachers, mothers and interested participants.

Those who are interested to participant must contact the Embassy of Japan by Friday, 4 August to confirm their attendance.

Participants must be of age 18 and above, and must be comfortable with using of knives for cooking.

The second free cooking class will be exclusively for the teachers and students of ‘Ahopanilolo Technical Institute.

The Cooking Class is one of the many cultural events hosted by the Embassy of Japan to enhance knowledge of the people of Tonga into Japan’s culture, and to foster the warm and friendly relations between the people of Japan and the people of the Kingdom of Tonga.