Akiko

Akiko

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I was born in Osaka, grew up in a suburb of Nagoya. I have been interested in food ever since.

When I was a kid, my mother was not so good at cooking. When I was in highschool, I used to make my bento myself. I've been cooking everyday for almost 40 years. After graduating from high school, I studied abroad in a college in California. Then I moved to L.A. where I met my husband who was a chief cook of a restaurant in Little Tokyo. He is so picky about food because his mother was an excellent cook. Thanks to them, I have countless recipes now.

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15 Reviews for Akiko

  • Marty Marty

    Enjoy Japanese Home Cooking and Tea Ceremony near Nagoya

    Enjoy Japanese Home Cooking and Tea Ceremony near Nagoya One of the things that I think truly makes travel rewarding is when you get away from the typical tourist attractions and spend time with people in normal situations. So ,u wife and I jumped at the opportunity to spend our last evening in Japan with Akiko and her daughter with a tea ceremony and preparing a typical Japanese dinner. Communication with Akiko was great and she met us at the station promptly and took us a short drive to her house. There we met Meg, who led the tea ceremony. Next we helped Akiko in preparing a wonderful meal for the four of us. Great conversation throughout the whole process about anything and everything. Lots of laughs the whole evening. One of Akiko's friends leads a local drum school and we were fortunate enough that they were practicing that evening, so we went there after dinner. It was amazing watching the skill of these young musicians, and the joy they displayed. I even got a little time on the drums with them! Definitely a worthwhile activity if you have the time. All in all, I can not say enough nice things about our evening with Akiko and highly recommend this activity!

  • Astrid Astrid

    Dress in a real silk Kimono near Nagoya

    Dress in a real silk Kimono near Nagoya Both Akiko-san and Hisae-san were very welcoming. Hisae-san picked me up from the station and dropped me off afterward too.

    Hisae-san was pleased to share her love of kimono. She even showed me how to wear a Yukata properly. She was very knowledgable.
    I can say for certainty I made a new friend today.

    Thank you very much!

  • Jacqueline Jacqueline

    Enjoy Japanese Home Cooking and Tea Ceremony near Nagoya

    Enjoy Japanese Home Cooking and Tea Ceremony near Nagoya Akiko-San is an excellent hostess who is warm and hospitable. Her recipes are easy to follow and the food we cooked was absolutely oishi! My family and I had a very memorable time and wonderful culinary experience.

  • PAMELA PAMELA

    Make your own Ramen at a Japanese local house, near Nagoya

    Make your own Ramen at a Japanese local house, near Nagoya My mom and I had a great time and the ramen was delicious. We plan to make our own at home. Thanks Akiko and Meg !

  • Arielle Arielle

    Enjoy Japanese Home Cooking and Tea Ceremony near Nagoya

    Enjoy Japanese Home Cooking and Tea Ceremony near Nagoya An amazing experience with Akiko-san! The meal we made together was amazing. She was very patient and kind. The initial tea ceremony was also a very nice touch. No criticism, well worth the price and would recommend to anyone. Afterwards, we also did a kimono fitting for a reasonable extra charge, which Akiko-san was willing to add despite my last minute reply. It was very lovely, and we went to a shrine afterwards and she happily took photos for me. She happily offered a ride to and from the station from her place as well. Lovely morning overall!

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