I would like to introduce Japanese ingredients (Kurumafu, agar, tofu mayonnaise, fifteen rice grains) that are good for Plant-Based menus.
①Plant-Based fried chicken (Fried Kurumafu, gluten bread)
Kurumafu is a kind of bread made with a dough which is a mixture of flour and gluten. If you are allergic to gluten, I can prepare gluten-free ingredients instead of kurumafu.
② Japanese Marinated Vegetable Salad
③ Tofu Mayonnaise Potato Salad
④ Assorted Vegetable Salad with Agar
⑤ Fifteen-grain Rice
⑥ Maple Syrup Agar Jelly.
We are going to use agar agar for one of the salads and the dessert. Fifteen-grain rice is a mixture of white rice and other 15 different kinds of grains.
In this class, you will learn how to make six Plant-Based dishes below. The lesson will last around 3 hours. Max 4 guests
①Plant-Based fried chicken (Fried Kurumafu, gluten bread) ② Japanese Marinated Vegetable Salad ③ Tofu Mayonnaise Potato Salad ④ Assorted Vegetable Salad with Agar ⑤ Fifteen-grain Rice ⑥ Maple Syrup Agar Jelly.
Here are the Plant-Based ingredients used in my class. Kurumafu is a kind of bread made with a dough which is a mixture of flour and gluten. If you are allergic to gluten, I can prepare gluten-free ingredients instead of kurumafu. We are going to use agar agar for one of the salads and the dessert. Fifteen-grain rice is a mixture of white rice and other 15 different kinds of grains.
Hello! My name is Izumi. Now I live in suburban Tokyo, Musashino area where the Ghibli movie "My Neighbour Totoro" was set. It is greenaly place in the west of Tokyo. There is Totoro's forest near my house. The forest is said to be a place where Hayao Miyazaki, a Japanese animated film director, developed a plot for one of his famous films, "My Neighbor Totoro".
I teach Japanese dishes in my house near the forest.
Once I lived in Virginia State, USA for two years when my kids were small. The elementary school where my son went had so many international students from over 70 countries, and I cooked Japanese food at the school festival. The memories I had there through exchanging cultures and cooking were amazing!
Now I have a qualification for the Japan association of cooking for foreigners, and teach them Japanese cuisine, such as sushi. There are sushi classes as well as Plant-Based classes. In Japan, there are so many ingredients ideal for Plant-Based dishes. You will be surprised how delicious Plant-Based dishes could be.
I also teach how to make Musashino Udon noodles. It is a famous dish in this area. The Udon is interestingly foot- neaded. I’m a member of Musashino Handmade Udon Preserve & Popularize Association. I would like to spread Musashino Udon around the world, hoping that more and more people enjoy foot-kneading the noodles and savor the taste of them.
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Underwood, United States of America★★★★★
Cooking with Izumi was amazing! She was an incredibly gracious host. The Japanese-style vegan food we cooked together was so amazing! I had dishes I had never heard before and was able to try new foods, which Izumi provided explanation for. I feel like vegan food in Japan can sometimes be difficult to find or get recipes for, so this is a great opportunity to explore some more eco-friendly food options. Everything turned out so delicious! Izumi thoughtfully provided the recipes for me so I've been able to try and recreate the dishes at home as well!
Response from Izumi
Underwood san Thank you for coming to my cooking class and the cooking I did with you was really fun! I felt very happy.You participated with interest and were good at cooking! I'm glad I could tell you that some of the good ingredients in Japan are not well known to foreigners.Enjoy Japan! Izumi
Michelle, United States of America★★★★★
Izumi-san was such a lovely host, and my group had a very fun time learning how to cook a vegan meal with her! Although none of us were vegan, we thought that the meal was absolutely DELICIOUS. I highly recommend the meal to both vegans and non-vegans, and especially to those looking for a fun Japanese cooking experience :) Her house is in a suburb of Tokyo, but it is very accessible from downtown and in a beautiful area. Thank you Izumi-san for making us feel so comfortable in your home, and providing us with a very memorable experience!
Response from Izumi
Michelle, thank you for coming to my cooking class! You were interested in cooking and Japanese ingredients. There are very good ingredients for vegans in Japan, but they are also very healthy for non-vegans. Your smile was so cute! I love your smile. Enjoy cooking at your home! Thank you!
Response from Izumi
Yes, Plant-Based Meal for vegetarian and vegan with Japanese Ingredients has a vegetarian option.
Duration of this cooking class is 3 hours.
Please go to Higashimurayama Station which takes 30 mins from Takadanobaba Station. Then Izumi (host) will pick you up there!
It costs 7500 per person.
Yes, Plant-Based Meal for vegetarian and vegan with Japanese Ingredients has a vegan option.
Up to 4 people can join Izumi's cooking class.
You will receive the confirmation within 24 hours.
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Cancellations up to 48 hours prior to the class begins will be fully refunded by the airKitchen cancellation policy.