Experience traditional and authentic Japanese cuisine, otherwise known as "a meal consisting of soup, three side dishes, and rice." A professional bilingual instructor will teach you how to prepare Washoku and explain the meal's history.
- Learn to make authentic Japanese food using seasonal ingredients
- Learn from a professional bilingual chef
- English recipe will be included so you can try cooking it at home
- Optional ticket to the Robot Restaurant and a unique izakaya dinner
This is a cooking lesson in which you will learn about the secrets of Japanese Washoku cooking from a professional bilingual chef. The meals are traditionally divided into several degrees of difficulty: "Matsu (pine)", "Take (bamboo)", and "Ume (plum)". All of them use seasonal ingredients.
Here are a few examples of main dishes from each course:
[Plum – Ume - 2 hours]
1 main dish
Example: Okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake), Oyako-don (chicken and egg), Nori-maki (sushi hand roll), Maki-zushi (sushi roll), Udon
[Bamboo – Take - 3 hours]
1 soup and three dishes (1 main dish / 2 side dishes / 1 miso soup / multi grain rice) or Hot pot
Example: Saba no Miso-ni (boiled mackerel with miso flavor), Shouga-yaki (ginger pork), Sukiyaki
[Pine – Matsu- 5 hours]
The details of this course is currently not available for booking.
All courses have English recipes included so that you can practice making the dishes at home. Some courses can be provided for vegetarians. Please ask if you have a specific request.
About the chef:
Marimo is a professional chef. She promotes an abundance of simple and healthy vegetables in home cooking by taking advantage of seasonal ingredients. Her recipes, based on Japanese home cooking with seasonal ingredients, are full of her original ideas and are loved by many people of all generations. She is an expert in medicinal home cooking and a recipe-creator who teaches all kinds of Japanese cuisine in English at her salon in Aoyama. She also works as a private chef and catering and food stylist for TV-shows, commercials, and magazines. She published her first recipe book "Kurashino-koyomi" in 2013.
In addition, after the lesson you can book also a dinner in a unique izakaya which has a traditional Kyoto atmosphere even though it's located in central Tokyo, and a ticket for the spectacular Robot Restaurant show in Shinjuku.
Here are some suggested schedules for this activity:
Meet at the specified place in Minami-Aoyama at 10:20am → Cooking experience begins at 10:30 am → Cooking experience ends 1:30pm → Optional add-on of one of the plans below.
Meet at the Robot Restaurant ticket counter at 3:20pm → Robot Show begins at 4:00pm → Show ends at 5:30pm
Move to the restaurant → Dinner at 6:00pm for up to 120 minutes
Meet at Robot Restaurant ticket counter at 5:15pm → Robot Show begins at 5:55pm → Show ends at 7:25pm
Move to the restaurant → Dinner at 8:00pm for up to 120 minutes
Dinner at 5:00pm → Move to the Robot Restaurant
Meet at the ticket counter at 7:10pm → Show begins at 7:50pm → Show ends at 9:20pm
Dinner at 6:30 pm → Move to the Robot Restaurant
Meet at the ticket counter at 9:05pm → Show begins at 9:45pm → Show ends at 11:15pm
Note: There is no guide for the add-on option (Robot Restaurant and izakaya dinner). You will go there by yourself.
Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo (the exact place will be given to you after you book)