Tokyo Cooking Class
Let's make Onigiri/rice balls, Karaage/Japanese style fried chicken, dashi-maki tamago/ a Japanese style rolled omelet. You can also enjoy shaving katsuobushi and flavorful dashi/ Japanese broth!

Nerima Tokyo


House

Pick Up

Vegetarian

2.5 hours

Max 4 guests

Market Visiting






Cooking Class Menu

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This is a basic class where you can experience shaving Katsuobushi/ dried bonito, and enjoy dashi/ Japanese broth. We’ll also make miso soup, onigiri/ rice balls, and dashi-maki tamago/ a Japanese style rolled omelet, karaage/Japanese style fried chicken as a simple lunch. The class will also include an introduction to katsuobushi and its production.

  • Onigiri

    Onigiri

    Onigiri is a Japanese comfort food made from steamed rice formed into the typical triangular, ball, or cylinder shapes and usually wrapped with nori(dried seaweed). Stuffed with a a variety of fillings and flavors, these rice balls make an ideal quick snack and are a fun alternative to sandwitches for lunch.

  • Karaage

    Karaage

    Japanese fried chicken, karaage is made by marinating bite-size pieces of chicken in sake, soy sauce, ginger and garlic before coating them generously with potato starch. When fried, the starch turns into an ultra crispy shell encasing a flavorful juicy bite of chicken. Absolutely great with beer.

  • 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.

  • Miso Soup

    Miso Soup

    Miso soup is a traditional Japanese soup. It's base is "dashi" (Japanese fish stock) and Miso paste. Common added ingredients are Tofu, Green onion and deep‐fried tofu but differs by personal preference. The type of miso is different from region. In western and Easter Japan white miso is mostly used.

Cooking Class Information

【MENU】
●Onigiri/ rice balls with katsuobushi flakes
●Dashimaki tamago/ Japanese omelet with dashi broth
●karaage/ Japanese style fried chicken
●Tofu and abraage miso soup
●Furikake/ rice seasoning with leftover katsuobushi flakes
●Nuka pickled cucumber


【ITINERARY】

1) I will meet first-time guests at Heiwadai station and walk with them to my house. We can get to know each other as we walk!

2) After we arrive, we'll wash up and enjoy some Japanese green tea while we learn a little bit about katsuobushi.

3) I'll show you how to handle the shaver and how to shave katsuobushi. There will be extras for you to take home and practice what you’ve learned when you cook your own Dashi broth (20g per person, for 1 liter of broth).

4) We will make dashi with the kombu and katsuobushi flakes that we've shaved. Please taste it and enjoy the flavor of dashi.

5) We are going to make dashimaki tamago, karaage and miso soup with the dashi we made. We'll also make furikake and rice balls with leftover katsuobushi flakes from the dashi. The flakes still have a lot of nutrients left in them.

6) Let's have lunch. We're excited to listen to your story.

7) When you leave, I’ll walk you back to where we first met.


About Host



I was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, where l raised two children. I hold a chef's license, am qualified food education instructor, dashi/Japanese broth specialist and Japanese tea advisor.
After culinary school, I worked as an instructor at a cooking school. I learned a lot during this time and cooking at home for my family further improved my cooking skills.
Occasionally, I hold cooking classes at my house for residents in the Tokyo area both Japanese and people from other countries.

I’m friendly and talkative. I enjoy eating, cooking, and I’m also very interested in the food culture of the world. When I visited foreign countries, I always found that visiting food markets was more interesting than visiting tourist attractions. I want to know what normal people normally eat at home and I wonder if someone has the same idea as me. That’s why I decided to start hosting cooking classes for international tourists.
I love seeing people smiling while eating. I would be extremely happy if I could make you smile with my food!
I look forward to cooking with you at my house.


Area



The closest station

Heiwadai




How to get to the station?

From Ikebukuro station : 10mins




Free pick up service

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



Exact location provided after booking.


FAQ about Let's make Onigiri/rice balls, Karaage/Japanese style fried chicken, dashi-maki tamago/ a Japanese style rolled omelet. You can also enjoy shaving katsuobushi and flavorful dashi/ Japanese broth! | Cooking class by Mika

  • How much does it cost to join Let's make Onigiri/rice balls, Karaage/Japanese style fried chicken, dashi-maki tamago/ a Japanese style rolled omelet. You can also enjoy shaving katsuobushi and flavorful dashi/ Japanese broth! ?

    It costs 5000 per person.

  • How long is this cooking class by Mika?

    Duration of this cooking class is 2.5 hours.

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

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

  • How to get to the place where Let's make Onigiri/rice balls, Karaage/Japanese style fried chicken, dashi-maki tamago/ a Japanese style rolled omelet. You can also enjoy shaving katsuobushi and flavorful dashi/ Japanese broth! being held?

    Please go to Heiwadai which takes 10 mins from Ikebukuro station . Then Mika (host) will pick you up there!

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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