//Organic//Agedashi-dofu and seasonal vegetable dishes
・2 side dishes with seasonal vegetables
・Miso soup(Home made miso)
・Brown rice and homemade Umeboshi
*I'll use organic ingredients as much as possible.
Agedashi-dofu is one one the best Japanese dishes I like. I can’t forget the taste my Mom often cooked when I was a child. It’s deep-fried tofu and eaten with dipping sauce. Dipping sauce is made from a broth of Kombu-dashi, soy sauce and mirin(Japanese rice sweet wine). It goes well with crispy deep-fried tofu.
*I’ll use a broth of Kombu-dashi which would be suitable for vegans and vegetarians to cook the dipping sauce of Agedashi-dofu, Miso soup and the other dishes.
*Side dishes really depends on the season and the availability.
The dishes I'll intoroduce are the dishes Japanese Moms have cooked traditionally and daily for their family though they might not be so famous in overseas compared to sushi or tempura. They are mild taste and easy on the body. Come and Try the real Japanese homestyle dishes not only for the tourists but for the locals.
Tofu (豆腐), also known as bean curd, is a food prepared by coagulating soy milk and then pressing the resulting curds into soft white blocks. Tofu has a low calorie count and relatively large amount of protein. Deep fried tofu is called atsuage (厚揚げ) in Japan. The thinner variety, called aburaage (油揚げ), develops a tofu pouch often used for inari-sushi.Soft tofu can also be broken up or mashed and mixed with raw ingredients prior to being cooked. For example, Japanese ganmodoki is a mixture of chopped vegetables and mashed tofu.
Nice to meet you! My name is Yoko.I'm a vegetable sommelier.
I love cooking and eating Japanese dishes with seasonal vegetables.
I'm happy to share with you healthy dishes I cook daily for my family.
I’m growing organic vegetables at a community garden.
You might have a chance to eat fresh organic homegrown vegetables.*
I love traveling and "taste" different cultures.
I've traveled about 50 countries as a tour guide and for a private trip.
It was a lot of fun to meet local people and eat local foods.
That's why I decided to become a local host of airKitchen.
I'm excited to welcome you to my kitchen with lots of hospitality and do cultural exchange through cooking.
By the way, I’m a mother of a little girl.
My daughter will be at home during my lesson so children and babies are more than welcome.
She’ll enjoy playing with your children.
Feel free to ask me what you need.
Looking forward to seeing you!
*It takes about 15 minutes by bicycle to the community garden.
So, I’ll pick vegetables in advance when there are enough vegetables available. (depends on the season and the weather)
How it works
Step1 Visit local's home
Visit a Japanese local' s home. Your selected host is waiting to welcome you and have a great time together!
Step2 Enjoy your meal!
Eat the authentic home-cooked Japanese meal for vegetarians and vegans with your Japanese host. Take the opportunity to have a genuine conversation with a local Japanese.
The closest station
How to get to the station?
・From Shibuya Station:20 mins
Free pick up service
This host can pick up you for free from the closest station!
Exact location provided after booking.