Owner and Chef at Koy Shunka, 1 Michelin Star (Barcelona, Spain)

Hideki Matsuhisa

What's included?

  • 2h HD video
  • 10 recipes 
  • 24 lessons
  • Recipe Book
  • Course certificate
    English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Portuguese

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Discover the tradition of Japanese sushi and sashimi and acquire the skills needed to prepare authentic dishes

In this online course, Michelin-starred Japanese chef, Hideki Matsuhisa, shares his knowledge, techniques, and advice for achieving perfect sushi and sashimi creations.

Discover Japanese cuisine at its best. Learn the essential elements to preparing authentic sushi (nigiri and maki) and sashimi. From cooking the rice to cleaning and slicing different types of seafood (squid, salmon, tuna, and horse mackerel), to adding the key ingredients of Japanese food: soy sauce, ginger and wasabi, prepare to grow your knowledge about this iconic and traditional cuisine.

A montage of Chef Hideki Matsuhisa at work, cutting fish, sharpening knives and preparing rice
What you'll learn

Theory and technique for making sushi and sashimi like a Japanese master

In this online course you will learn about the importance of knives and the techniques required to prepare different types of seafood, like salmon, horse mackerel, tuna, and squid.

For each type of seafood (large/small fish, cephalopod etc), you will learn how to clean it, preserve it, and properly slice it for each preparation. You will also learn how to get the most out of the individual ingredients.

You will master the necessary steps for preparing perfect sushi rice, and learn how to make your own rice vinegar.

You will make spectacular Japanese sashimi, nigiri, and maki (tekkamaki, uramaki, and temaki) with different types of seafood for the best results.

You will also delve into the  different kinds of soy sauce, their uses and preservation, as well as learn everything there is to know about customary ingredients like wasabi and ginger.

Who is it for?

This online course is aimed at both foodies and professionals who value the level of perfection the Japanese have for their cuisine, and who want to master the essential elements of sushi and sashimi.

What you'll need

  • Knives and knife sharpeners (highest quality possible)
  • Japanese grater (or microplane)
  • Makisu (bamboo sushi mat for making makis)
  • Fish scaler
  • Rice spatula (or wooden spatula)
  • Large container for the rice
  • Rice cooker (optional)

A montage of sushi and sashimi


Owner and Chef at Koy Shunka, 1 Michelin Star (Barcelona, Spain)

Hideki Matsuhisa

Hideki Matsuhisa was born in Toyota (Japan) in 1972. From an early age he was introduced to Japanese cuisine and sushi techniques by his father, a sushi master and restaurant owner. At the age of 15 he moved to Tokyo where he worked in different restaurants and trained in different Japanese culinary techniques. In 1997 he arrived in Spain and was fascinated by the variety and quality of Mediterranean products. It was then that his notion of uniting Japanese culinary tradition with Mediterranean cuisine and products began to take shape. For a while, Hideki worked in several Japanese restaurants in Barcelona, but it was in 2001 that he decided to open his own restaurant, Shunka (which means Seasonal Aroma) together with his wife, his sister and his brother-in-law. Their idea was to fuse traditional Japanese techniques with Mediterranean products and the characteristics of Mediterranean cuisine, to achieve excellence and delicacy in dishes with a simple appearance but with a high level of preparation and quality. In October 2009 Hideki inaugurated Koy Shunka (Intense Seasonal Aroma), Shunka's big brother. A spectacular restaurant with an open kitchen surrounded by a cedar wood bar where diners eat, detailed decoration, and a supreme gastronomic proposal in terms of quality and creativity, combining Hideki's wisdom and experience. The excellence and quality of the restaurant was recognized in 2013 with a Michelin star that it still retains today. In 2014 Chef Hideki Matsuhisa opened Koy Hermitage at the Sport Hotel Hermitage in Soldeu (Andorra). In 2015 he opened the Kak Koy restaurant, a robataya Japanese brasserie. In 2016 he opened the Majide restaurant; a spin-off of Shunka.

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5 star rating


Carlos R

Great teacher, no matter the language barrier.

Great teacher, no matter the language barrier.

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Lisa M L

I took notes enjoyed this chef's course. I took notes and learned a great deal.

I took notes enjoyed this chef's course. I took notes and learned a great deal.

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