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Soka Sembei baking experience

Freshly baked crackers with a delicious slight burnt aroma! Soka sembei baking experience.

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Soka sembei has been a snack that is indispensable when talking about Saitama Prefecture food. At the long established Ikedaya, operating since the end of the Edo period, you can learn how to bake these traditional Saitama delicacies by yourself. A friendly staff at the main store will guide you through this fun activity.

Soka Sembei
Soka Sembei

A friendly staff gives baking tips and on hands-on instruction

Everyone gets three chances, so no need to worry about failing the first time. The activity takes 20~30 minutes. All ages above elementary school students are welcome to try. Take the challenge with your family and friends.

Let’s start!

Their workshop has 8 grill stands for sembei baking. First, just look at the staff’s flawless work. While the instructor is pointing out the tips, his hands keep moving without any hesitance and the cracker is quickly made ready.
Their workshop has 8 grill stands for sembei baking. First, just look at the staff’s flawless work. While the instructor is pointing out the tips, his hands keep moving without any hesitance and the cracker is quickly made ready.
Push the press gently down upon the cracker to shape it well. The exact timing required to apply the flip and pressing techniques is the key to hand baking the perfect sembei cracker. It is better to flip frequently so there is no time to relax!
Push the press gently down upon the cracker to shape it well. The exact timing required to apply the flip and pressing techniques is the key to hand baking the perfect sembei cracker. It is better to flip frequently so there is no time to relax!
Once you start to hear the cracking sounds on the grill, take the cracker out and brush a bit of soy sauce on it. The freshly cooked cracker has an unforgettable taste.
Once you start to hear the cracking sounds on the grill, take the cracker out and brush a bit of soy sauce on it. The freshly cooked cracker has an unforgettable taste.
Experience being a master.
Experience being a master.

The long-experienced staff carefully teaches all the tips for baking, the flip off timing, and how to use the press. So, everyone can easily master the baking process and the application of the soy sauce! The heat from the grill, the appetizing aroma and the sounds of baking, will be a joy to all of your senses. Experience being a master!

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  • Soka Sembei

    Soka Sembei

  • Their workshop has 8 grill stands for sembei baking. First, just look at the staff’s flawless work. While the instructor is pointing out the tips, his hands keep moving without any hesitance and the cracker is quickly made ready.

    Their workshop has 8 grill stands for sembei baking. First, just look at the staff’s flawless work. While the instructor is pointing out the tips, his hands keep moving without any hesitance and the cracker is quickly made ready.

  • Push the press gently down upon the cracker to shape it well. The exact timing required to apply the flip and pressing techniques is the key to hand baking the perfect sembei cracker. It is better to flip frequently so there is no time to relax!

    Push the press gently down upon the cracker to shape it well. The exact timing required to apply the flip and pressing techniques is the key to hand baking the perfect sembei cracker. It is better to flip frequently so there is no time to relax!

  • Once you start to hear the cracking sounds on the grill, take the cracker out and brush a bit of soy sauce on it. The freshly cooked cracker has an unforgettable taste.

    Once you start to hear the cracking sounds on the grill, take the cracker out and brush a bit of soy sauce on it. The freshly cooked cracker has an unforgettable taste.

  • Experience being a master.

    Experience being a master.

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Facility information

Facility name
Ikedaya Sembei workshop studio
Activity name
Soka Sembei baking experience
Address
4-1-40 Yoshicho, Soka, Saitama
Telephone
048-922-2061
Open
Sunday to Saturday (requires booking 2 days prior)
Activity hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm (takes 20~30 minutes)
Fee
300 yen (elementally school students need adult supervision)
Capacity
Open for discussion
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)