Asia Society Texas Center

Sushi Workshop with Chef Peter Lee

Saturday, Apr. 29, 2017 – Saturday, Apr. 29, 2017

11:00 AM – 01:00 PM

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Sushi’s history goes back to the 3rd century in southeast Asia, where it originated as a way to preserve fish in fermented rice, which was sealed for up to a year before only the fish was consumed. The practice spread to China and eventually Japan, where people began to eat the rice as well instead of throwing it out. Over the last 800 years, sushi has continued to change and evolve, and has spread across the globe to become a popular dish that’s available everywhere from convenience stores to fine dining restaurants.

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn the basic skills to make two kinds of rolls:

  • California roll: imitation crab, cucumber, and avocado
  • Shaggy dog: fried shrimp, fried shrimp topped with shredded imitation crab

At the end you’ll leave with a new set of skills to try out at home!

This workshop is designed for those with little to no experience in sushi-making, and is appropriate for all ages. Families with children, adults, and lifelong learners are welcome! All supplies and ingredients will be provided.

Before or after the workshop, guests are encouraged to check out the exhibition Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art. Admission to the gallery is FREE on April 29 in celebration of The Museum Experience: Zone 2.


11 am - 12 pm | Sushi-making
12 pm - 1 pm | Enjoy your handmade sushi, plus a Q&A with Chef Lee

About the Workshop

About Chef Peter Lee

Chef Peter Lee has over 14 years of experience as a professional chef and is currently a chef at SushiC, which offers catering needs for special events and intimate gatherings, as well as operating gourmet kiosks in retail stores, corporate locations, and universities.


  • Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Closed Mondays and major holidays
  • Free Hours: Admission to the building and Grand Hall exhibition is free. Admission to the Sarofim Gallery is free for Asia Society members; $5 for nonmembers.

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Parking in Asia Society Texas Center's lot is $5 for 1-24 hours. Entrances on Caroline and Austin. Limited free and paid street parking also available.

Special Offers / Dining

An India-Inspired Café
Enjoy breakfast and lunch at Pondi! Pondicheri’s little sister is open for extended lunch hours Tuesday through Sunday with a vibrant and innovative menu featuring everything from butter chicken to saffron shrimp salad and roti wraps.
Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm


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