Nara Cooking Class
Let's cook local cuisine in the ancient capital Nara!

Nara
★★★★★ 1

House

Pick Up

Vegetarian

2.5 hours

Max 4 guests

Market Visiting






Cooking Class Menu

・Colorful Oshizushi (pressed sushi)
Oshizushi is a type of sushi, and kakinoha sushi is famous in Nara. In my class, we easily make colorful oshizushi using fresh vegetables as well as shime saba (mackerel) and salmon.

・Osuimono (Somen-noodle soup)
Miwa somen is famous in Nara. The soup made with somen noodles is served warm in winter and cold in summer.

・Kinako pudding (soybean flour sweets)
People in Nara love soybean flour. This pudding with soybean flour and brown sugar is my original recipe.

Cooking Class Information

First, everyone will introduce themselves, and then I will explain about three typical local dishes of Nara. Then, after a brief explanation of the cooking procedures, we will begin the cooking experience in the clean island kitchen. First, we will make ichiban dashi using kombu (kelp) and dried bonito flakes. The soup made with this ichiban dashi is very tasty. Kinako (soybean flour) pudding for dessert is very popular, but it only takes 10 minutes to make and the rest is a simple procedure of cooling in the refrigerator. Oshizushi is made using a wooden frame given to me by my mother, so anyone can make it beautifully. The ingredients are prepared and ready to work with, and when the three dishes are ready, it's tasting time. We enjoy eating in a Japanese-style room with an alcove. The Japanese tableware and lacquerware used for the dishes are also traditional Japanese items, so please enjoy them.


About Host


host-Yuko

Yuko

★★★★★ (1)

I am a Registered Dietitian who loves to cook and eat. In 2017, I attended a cooking class for foreigners in Singapore and had a great time. I wanted to offer that experience to foreigners visiting Japan. I hope that foreigners visiting the Kansai region will also visit Ikoma City, which is next to Nara City, and cook Nara's local cuisine with me to make their trip a fun and memorable one.


Area



The closest station

Kintetsu Ikoma Station




How to get to the station?

From Kintetsu Nara Station: 15mins




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

Stacey, Australia

★★★★★

We really enjoyed the cooking lesson with everything beautifully presented. The session was well-prepared and informative. Yuko welcomed us into her home and culture.

May 2024


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Response from Yuko
Thank you to Stacey and Jenny for coming to my cooking class. We had a great time talking with you both and it was a very valuable experience for my husband and I. Once you get the oshizushi mold, please enjoy making Japanese food after you return home!


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FAQ about Let's cook local cuisine in the ancient capital Nara! | Cooking class by Yuko

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

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

  • How to get to the place where Let's cook local cuisine in the ancient capital Nara! being held?

    Please go to Kintetsu Ikoma Station which takes 15 mins from Kintetsu Nara Station. Then Yuko (host) will pick you up there!

  • Is Let's cook local cuisine in the ancient capital Nara! available for vegetarians?

    Yes, Let's cook local cuisine in the ancient capital Nara! has a vegetarian option.

  • How much does it cost to join Let's cook local cuisine in the ancient capital Nara!?

    It costs 7500 per person.

  • How long is this cooking class by Yuko?

    Duration of this cooking class is 2.5 hours.

  • Is Let's cook local cuisine in the ancient capital Nara! available for vegans?

    Yes, Let's cook local cuisine in the ancient capital Nara! has a vegan option.

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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