Tokyo Cooking Class
Ikebukuro Home Cooking Class (Homemade Ramen and Gyoza) Learn Make Dashi, Matcha Experience with Traditional Japanese Sweets

Ramen Gyoza   Tokyo


House

Pick Up

Vegetarian

2 hours

Max 4 guests

Market Visiting






Cooking Class Menu

Miso Ramen: Rich miso-based soup with chewy noodles. Toppings include boiled eggs, vegetables, and chashu pork.

Gyoza: Juicy dumplings filled with handmade bean paste, wrapped in a thin skin. The combination with the crispy exterior is superb.

Dashi: The basic soup base of Japanese cuisine, it adds deep umami and flavor to dishes and enhances and harmonizes the overall taste.

Matcha and Wagashi Set: A traditional Japanese tea ceremony where rich matcha green tea is carefully brewed and served with wagashi (Japanese sweets). Wagashi are beautiful confections reflecting seasonal ingredients and culture. They are a perfect match for matcha.

Please order sake tasting at an additional charge of 500 yen per glass on the day of the event. We also provide aprons, so please come empty-handed.

##Note##
Please be aware that we do not offer vegetarian or halal menu options.

Please inform us of any dietary restrictions when booking.

  • Ramen

    Ramen

    Ramen is a noodle soup dish and perhaps one of the most popular Japanese dishes. There are many flavours of ramen, such as Shoyu (soy sauce) ramen, Miso ramen, Tonkotsu (pork bone) ramen and so on. Common toppings are Chashu (braised pork), Negi (green onion) and Nori (dried seaweed).

  • Gyoza

    Gyoza

    Gyoza is a dumpling using wrapping thing dough to hold the inner ingredients. Most commonly, minced pork, cabbage, Garlic and Leek. The origin of Gyoza is from China but it has evolved uniquely in Japan and now quite different from the Chinese one.

  • Sake

    Sake

    Japanese popular alcoholic drink must be Sake, or called Nihonshu, made from fermented rice. The foundation of good sake is quality rice, clean water, koji mold and yeast. Premium sake differentiates itself in quality of ingredients and production process, so that flavors ranges light and crisp to richer, fruity notes.

  • Green Tea

    Green Tea

    The astringent constituent in Japanese tea is a type of polyphenol called catechin. Japan has done a great deal with the humble tea leaf. For example some benefits of the catechin in the tea leaf can lower cholesterol in some cases. Roasted over charcoal at a high temperature and grown under shade for at least 20 days are one of the examples. The most popular Japanese tea might be ryokucha. Depending on the timing of picking the leaves, the grade, the price can be noticeably different.

  • Tea Ceremony

    Tea Ceremony

    The Japanese tea ceremony is a centuries-old tradition closely tied to Zen Buddhist principles, and a popular way to experience Japanese culture. There are several variations on this ritual. At its base, powdered green tea (matcha) is prepared and served in accordance with strict rules. Oftentimes, wagashi (Japanese sweets) is served alongside the bitter green tea.

Cooking Class Information

- Demonstration of how to make dashi stock and taste it
- How to make miso ramen
- Making the base of the ramen soup
- How to boil and cook noodles
- How to serve toppings
- Handmade gyoza and how to make it
- How to make bean paste
- Demonstration and practice of wrapping gyoza
- Advice on how to bake dumplings
- How to make matcha tea and Japanese sweets
- How to prepare matcha and pour it into a bowl
- Enjoying matcha with Japanese sweets


What you will do


Meet at outside of Zoshigaya station

1. Meet at outside of Zoshigaya station

For those who require pickup service, we'll be waiting at Zoshigaya Station. Zoshigaya Station is on the Fukutoshin Line, just a 3-minute walk to the classroom. It's also a 15-20 minute walk from the large Ikebukuro Station.

The instructor will provide a self-introduction and explain the content of today's lesson.

2. The instructor will provide a self-introduction and explain the content of today's lesson.

The instructor will introduce themselves and explain today's lesson. They are a former Japanese cuisine chef. After the introduction, they will go over today's hands-on lesson and explain the recipes while showing them. You will receive the recipes as a gift so you can recreate them at home. Aprons are provided, so please come empty-handed.

Making and Tasting the Fundamental Japanese Cuisine Soup Used in Ramen Broth

3. Making and Tasting the Fundamental Japanese Cuisine Soup Used in Ramen Broth

We'll be making and tasting the fundamental Japanese cuisine soup used in ramen broth. In this experience, you'll learn how to prepare the dashi, the base of ramen soup, using traditional Japanese seasonings and techniques. You'll experience the rich aroma and deep flavor of freshly made dashi, which will captivate you with its fragrance and umami.

Make Gyoza Filling, Wrap, and Cook!

4. Make Gyoza Filling, Wrap, and Cook!

Make and cook gyoza fillings! Learn the techniques of making gyoza, including how to wrap them in the dough and unique cooking methods. Enjoy the taste of this staple Japanese home-cooked dish.

Ramen Making Experience: Let's Make Ramen with Secret Miso Sauce

5. Ramen Making Experience: Let's Make Ramen with Secret Miso Sauce

At the Ramen Making Experience,We will make secret miso sauce for the ramen. Combine dashi and the secret miso sauce to create the ramen broth. Boil the noodles using a distinctive sieve, and finish by skillfully garnishing to complete the dish.

Enjoy the Ramen and Gyoza You Made Yourself!

6. Enjoy the Ramen and Gyoza You Made Yourself!

Let's fully enjoy the ramen and gyoza we made ourselves! It's a fantastic opportunity to hone our cooking skills while indulging in delicious dishes. Please, have a wonderful time!

Finally, Prepare Matcha Yourself and Enjoy It with Japanese Sweets!

7. Finally, Prepare Matcha Yourself and Enjoy It with Japanese Sweets!

At the end, let's enjoy preparing matcha ourselves! The experience of whisking matcha is quite rare, even among Japanese people. While savoring the rich aroma and flavor of matcha, enjoy its perfect pairing with seasonal Japanese sweets. Have a wonderful moment of relaxation and rejuvenation!


About Host


host-Shunichi

Shunichi



Are you interested in Japanese cuisine? Let's explore it together!

Our mission is to spread Japan's diverse and rich food culture worldwide. Through delicious dishes, well-balanced seasonings, and seasonal ingredients, we aim to convey the charm of Japanese cuisine to everyone.

We started hosting because of our passion to share Japan's home-cooked and traditional dishes with people worldwide, and to let them experience their wonderful flavors. We particularly find great joy in bridging cultures through cooking.

Located in the lively Ikebukuro district of Tokyo, our classes take place at our home. Ikebukuro is renowned for shopping and entertainment, featuring popular spots like the Pokémon Center and Animate, making it a fantastic location for an enjoyable cooking experience.

In our classes, we offer hands-on sessions in making ramen, gyoza, sushi rolls, and nigiri sushi. You can also enjoy experiences like making matcha and tasting traditional Japanese desserts. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced cook, you'll learn authentic techniques and gain the confidence to create delicious Japanese cuisine, including learning how to make dashi, the foundational broth used in many dishes.

To our guests: Join us in learning the techniques and joy of Japanese cuisine! Enjoy Ikebukuro's charm while bringing the taste of Japanese home cooking to your kitchen. Our classes promise to be both fun and rewarding. We look forward to meeting you!


Area



The closest station

Zoshigaya Station




How to get to the station?

From Ikebukuro Station: 15mins




Free pick up service

This host can pick up you for free from the closest station!



Exact location provided after booking.


FAQ about Ikebukuro Home Cooking Class (Homemade Ramen and Gyoza) Learn Make Dashi, Matcha Experience with Traditional Japanese Sweets | Cooking class by Shunichi

  • How long is this cooking class by Shunichi?

    Duration of this cooking class is 2 hours.

  • How much does it cost to join Ikebukuro Home Cooking Class (Homemade Ramen and Gyoza) Learn Make Dashi, Matcha Experience with Traditional Japanese Sweets?

    It costs 14000 per person.

  • How to get to the place where Ikebukuro Home Cooking Class (Homemade Ramen and Gyoza) Learn Make Dashi, Matcha Experience with Traditional Japanese Sweets being held?

    Please go to Zoshigaya Station which takes 15 mins from Ikebukuro Station. Then Shunichi (host) will pick you up there!

  • What is the maximum capacity of Shunichi's cooking class?

    Up to 4 people can join Shunichi's cooking class.

Additional cooking class information

  • Confirmation

    You will receive the confirmation within 24 hours.

  • Payment

    We accepts these cards on airKitchen.

  • Cancellation

    Cancellations up to 48 hours prior to the class begins will be fully refunded by the airKitchen cancellation policy.


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