Tokyo Cooking Class
Okonomiyaki cooking and homestay-like experience in Eri's house! Vegan, vegetarian options.

Vegetarian Vegan Okonomiyaki   Nakano Tokyo
★★★★★ 13

House

Pick Up

Vegetarian

2 hours

Max 5 guests

Market Visiting






Cooking Class Menu

Face-to-face lesson

・Osaka-style Okonomiyaki
This is my first dish I made for my host family when I was a exchange student in US a long time ago, and they really loved!
It's a Osaka's specialty dish which is so flaffy and savory because of rich bonito stock in it.
You can make it with your favorite ingredients such as pork belly, seafood, cheese, etc. (vegetarian version available).
It's a lot of fun to make it when your friends get together.

・Pork & kimchi stir-fry.
A side dish, very simple and easy to cook , has nice harmony of kimuchi's sweetness and spiciness.
It goes well with rice and also beer!

  • Okonomiyaki

    Okonomiyaki

    Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savory pancake, made with flour, eggs, shredded cabbage, meat and toppings as you like. This variability is reflected in the dish's name: "okonomi" literally means "to one's liking". You can eat it everywhere in Japan, but especially Okonomiyaki made Hiroshima style and Osaka style are the most famous.

  • Rice

    Rice

    Rice is a staple food in Japan. In all most every family, there is a rice cooker. There is variety of Japanese rice brands such as Koshihikari and Hitomebore.

Cooking Class Information

Okonomiyaki is Japanese-style pizza made from a lot of cabbage, eggs,flour, and many different toppings.

First, we cut vegetables and meat.
Second, we make the okonomiyaki batter with flour, eggs and long yum (if available).
Then mix them and bake it in a frying pan.
Okonomiyaki takes about 15 minutes to cook.

While okonomiyaki is on the heat, let's cook Pork & Kimuchi stir-fry as a side.
We can also enjoy talking at that time!


What you will do


Meet at station

1. Meet at station

I’ll meet you either Asagaya(JC08) or Nakamurabashi(SI07)

Welcome home and explain what we do

2. Welcome home and explain what we do

I will explain you about what we are going to make according to my recipe. I will give you my recipe as a gift!

Make Okonomiyaki

3. Make Okonomiyaki

Let’s make the okonomiyaki with several toppings. It’s a fun to mix and form it. There are some important tips for making it fluffy and tasty!

Cook buta-kimuchi (stir-fry kimuchi & pork) as a side dish

4. Cook buta-kimuchi (stir-fry kimuchi & pork) as a side dish

Waiting for the okonomiyaki cooked, let’s cook one more dish. Many my guests love this buta-kimuchi so much because it’s so tasty and even easy.

Let’s eat and enjoy talking.

5. Let’s eat and enjoy talking.

Let’s eat and talk. Let me know about you and your country, and ask me anything!


About Host


host-Eri

Eri

★★★★★ (13)

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Hi! I’m Eri, a culinary teacher from calmo cooking salon in Tokyo. I’ve taught cooking for 18 years and to more than 1000 people!
What kind of food do you like to cook and eat? I believe that a good time can be created when the person who makes meals enjoys cooking itself.
Though I teach a variety of dishes useful for from everyday meals to parties like potluck, I always try to make them easy and simple for one person to cook at home.

Feel free to ask any questions or what you want to know about cooking and Japan.
Classes will be held in both English and Japanese, so please come and join me also for cultural exchange.
I have been teaching cooking for 18 years, have two daughters, and love playing tennis!

You can know about me more on my Instagram below.

https://instagram.com/calmoc?igshid=MjEwN2IyYWYwYw==


Area



The closest station

Asagaya station




How to get to the station?

From Shinjyuku, Ikebukuro: 10mins




Free pick up service

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



Exact location provided after booking.


Reviews of Cooking Class

Nico, Germany

★★★★★

The cooking experience with Eri was excellent, I was able to learn a lot about Japanese cuisine and the tricks for a perfect “Osakastyle” okonomiyaki. We also had great conversations about various topics. Unfortunately, the time went by a little too quickly :-). When I am back in Japan (Tokyo), I will certainly book a course again. The experience rounded off my vacation and getting to know the Japanese culture, I can only recommend it to everyone :-).

May 2024


host-Eri

Response from Eri
Hi Nico, thank you for booking my lesson today. you’re so nice from the first contact and to the end. I enjoyed talking with you,too. I’ll be happy to see you again. Let me know when you come back to Tokyo in coming autumn! Let’s take time longer for conversation :-) Thank you, Eri


Bridget Upton-Gill, New Zealand

★★★★★

Our cooking class with Eri was a highlight of our trip to Japan. We all enjoyed the cooking, the conversation and of course, the food. From the time of the booking all my communication with Eri was professional, and easy. Her English is excellent. The entire experience was personalised. Eri met us at the train station. After our lesson she took us to the supermarket to show us the ingredients we used. We bought a few items that we know we can take back into New Zealand. We plan to have an okonomiyaki party with friends when we get home. The class was fun and interesting. Highly recommend this to anyone with a passion for food. It was nice and relaxed like cooking with a friend in their own kitchen. Thank you for allowing us in your home. It makes this experience very special. Fantastic foodie fun!!

May 2024


host-Eri

Response from Eri
Hi Bridget, thank you for comming to my house. I had a good time with you all, too. I’m sure you’ll be a good okonomiyaki chef so enjoy! i’m also grateful with your gifts. Thank you again, have a wonderful rest of trip! Eri


Sin Yi MA, France

★★★★★

love it, she is welcoming and the experience was very nice. the communication in english was so easy. i could learn with her one of my favorite japaneese food, the okonomyaki. now i will be able to cook it when i go back home.

May 2024


host-Eri

Response from Eri
Hi Sin, thank you for comming and such a warm review. I enjoyed cooking together, too. I’m sure you’ll be able to cook Okonomiyaki delicious at home! Feel free to askme if any. Thank you, Eri


Robbie Prepas, United States of America

★★★★★

We had a great time at the Cooking Class…Eri is a great host. Enjoyed being picked up at the JR station and visiting the market

Apr 2024


host-Eri

Response from Eri
Robbie, thank you so much for coming and reviewing! Let me know when you cook dishes! I hope we can see again. Eri


Francisca, Brazil

★★★★★

My cooking experience with Eri was excellent, easy and clear method, It was a delicious okonomiyaki, I really enjoyed it, many thanks! Have a wonderful trip to Portugal and Spain.

Feb 2024


host-Eri

Response from Eri
Hi Francisca, Thank you for comming and sharing lots about your country! It was nice taking with you. If you have something to know about Okonomiyaki, feel free to ask me! Enjoy spring in Japan and stay safe! Eri


Saskia, Germany

★★★★★

My boyfriend and I like to cook together, so we took a Okonomiyaki-class. Eri is a great teacher and person. She explained all the ingredients to us and showed us how to create the perfect dough. After we had a tasty meal, she even went with us to the supermarket, so we could buy all the ingredients that are not so easy to get in germany. Eri is not only teaching you how to cook, she gave us good tips for shopping and restaurants in Tokio as well. We had good conversations so we will keep this afternoon as a great memory and hope to see Eri one day again :)

Nov 2023


host-Eri

Response from Eri
Hi Saskia, Thank you for comming and warm review. Yes, I also enjoyed not only cooking together but also conversation with you two! Both of you are so nice and cheerful, I definitely love to see you again. Thank you for recommendations for our next trip in Europe, too! Have a wonderful Okonomiyaki party with your friends! See you! Eri


Anthea, Australia

★★★★★

Eri was a fantastic host who took the time to welcome us into her home and cook amongst her and her lovely family.

Oct 2023


host-Eri

Response from Eri
Hi Anthea, thank you for comming and cooking with me. I enjoyed time with you a alot! You and your mom were so cheerful and nice, and I loved your hobby and wonderful pictures. Hopefully your mom enjoy Okonomiyaki with her friend!


Shaniqua, United States of America

★★★★★

This was a fantastic time Eri, and I appreciate your warm welcome into your home. We had an amazing time and I appreciate you letting me practice a little Japanese with you and your daughter. Hanging out with her was also a delight. The food was delicious and I can't wait to make this at home. If you receive any response about the hand saws for Spyro feel free to Instagram message me. I'll forward your Instagram tot the group as well. Spyro mentioned he'd like to add 'How to make homemade mochi" to requests for food types

Oct 2023


host-Eri

Response from Eri
Hi Shaniqua, Thank you for comming and cooking with me. All of you are so nice and I really enjoyed talking with you! Feel free to ask me if you have questions. I’ll be happy to keep in touch so send me pictures if you cook Okonomiyaki at your home. Yes, I’ll check about hand saws. I hope you all will have wonderful days in Japan. About mochi, let’s talk about it on Instagram message!


Carolina, Italy

★★★★★

We booked the experience during our honeymoon in Japan because we really wanted to learn how to cook original okonomiyaki, and it was the best idea ever! Eri is a professional cooker and teached us all the segrets of a perfect okonomiyaki, even making us try two different versions and a side dish. The atmosphere was relaxed and we chatted a lot about our countries and habits. She even drove us quickly to the supermarket on our way back home to buy some ingredients! I couldn't recommend more!

Aug 2023


host-Eri

Response from Eri
Hi Carolina, Thank you for your warm review! I also enjoyed chatting with you a lot! I hope you’ll cook okonomiyaki and other dish home and your friends and families will love those.


Alicia, Germany

★★★★★

The cooking class was really really good. Our host was so nice she even picked us up from the train station. In addition to that she followed our request and prepared a vegetarian menu. It was not only very delicious, we also learned a lot about the Japanese culture what was so interesting and the perfect combination! We can only recommend this cooking class!!!

July 2019


host-Eri

Response from Eri
Hi Alicia, Thank you for your comment. Yes, cooking together is one of the enjoyable cultural exchange, so I also had a great time with you! Let me know when you cook okonomiyaki at your home and feel free to ask questions. Have a wonderful first year with your job! Thank you.


Ian, United States of America

★★★★★

It was very fun spending a few hours cooking with Eri. My friends and I consider it a highlight of our trip. Eri provided everything we needed for the class and explained the steps for making okonomiyaki in a way that was easy to understand. She even left us with a recipe so we could make the food at home ourselves! If you're looking for a teacher who can cook and teach you new things about Japan, Eri is the chef for you. I will have to take another of her classes in the future.

Jun 2023


host-Eri

Response from Eri
Hi Ian, thank you for comming to learn with your nice friends! I hope you’ll enjoy our soul food home there! If you have any question or comment, feel free letting me know to contact me. I hope see you again even online.


Hortense, Netherlands

★★★★★

Booking the course was easy and the communication went very smooth. From the grocery shopping till the drop off we had so much fun learning and talking with you Eri. Thank you so much for this experience, it made our vacation complete. From the first moment we felt welcome and we recommend it for anyone who is interested in learning about the Japanese culture.

Jun 2023


host-Eri

Response from Eri
Hi Hortense, Thank you for comming and learning from me! I enjoyed not only teaching but also talkig with two of you! I was happy to know you love our culture so much. Let's talk over cooking online someday!


Sandi, United States of America

★★★★★

Thank you for a wonderful lesson. We really appreciated the time you took to patiently explain everything and answer our questions.

Mar 2023


host-Eri

Response from Eri
Hi sandi, Thank you for your comming. I also had a great time with you all! If you have some questions, feel free to ask me! Let me know when you made okonomiyaki at your home! See you again.


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FAQ about Okonomiyaki cooking and homestay-like experience in Eri's house! Vegan, vegetarian options. | Cooking class by Eri

  • How much does it cost to join Okonomiyaki cooking and homestay-like experience in Eri's house! Vegan, vegetarian options. ?

    It costs 13000 per person.

  • How to get to the place where Okonomiyaki cooking and homestay-like experience in Eri's house! Vegan, vegetarian options. being held?

    Please go to Asagaya station which takes 10 mins from Shinjyuku, Ikebukuro. Then Eri (host) will pick you up there!

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

    Up to 5 people can join Eri's cooking class.

  • Is Okonomiyaki cooking and homestay-like experience in Eri's house! Vegan, vegetarian options. available for vegetarians?

    Yes, Okonomiyaki cooking and homestay-like experience in Eri's house! Vegan, vegetarian options. has a vegetarian option.

  • How long is this cooking class by Eri?

    Duration of this cooking class is 2 hours.

  • Is Okonomiyaki cooking and homestay-like experience in Eri's house! Vegan, vegetarian options. available for vegans?

    Yes, Okonomiyaki cooking and homestay-like experience in Eri's house! Vegan, vegetarian options. has a vegan option.

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