Ricky Yap, a sushi chef at Kru, is offering a series of Japanese cooking classes on Zoom starting this week. The interactive classes include Sushi 101 (Sept. 2 and Sept. 9), Gyudon Beef Bowl (Sept. 3 and Sept. 10) and Sushi 201 (Sept. 11). All classes start at 6 p.m.
The two-hour classes cost $55 and include all the ingredients needed to make the dishes demonstrated by Yap. They’re offered through Homeskool’d, a Zoom-based cooking program run by Yap and fellow chef Chris Lombardi.
In Sushi 101, students will learn to make a California roll, a spicy tuna roll and a hamachi hand roll. In the Gyudon class, they’ll make a donburi bowl of steamed rice topped with thinly sliced beef and onion in dashi broth. And in Sushi 201, Yap will show how to prepare proteins and make nigiri. The classes include professional cooking tips and tricks.
Homeskool’d is one of several local Zoom cooking programs that have popped up during the pandemic. Typically, the cost of the class includes a box of ingredients that students pick up from a local drop-off point. Students interact with the instructor during the class and are encouraged to share photos of their finished meals on Instagram.