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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8 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!

  • Tara Tara

    Enjoy Japanese Home Cooking and Tea Ceremony near Nagoya

    Enjoy Japanese Home Cooking and Tea Ceremony near Nagoya Thank you to Akiko, her daughter, and her friend. I had the most magical evening. Akiko met me at the train station and brought me to her house. I was greeted by her daughter, where we had a Japanese sweet and the tea ceremony with matcha green tea. From there, Akiko and I spent time in the kitchen cooking dashi, Japanese omlette, tempera, sushi, and miso soup. We then enjoyed our meal together. It was delicious. After that, Akiko's friend dressed me in a kimono. Amazing! They then took me to a local taiko drumming practice. Upon our return, we had green tea and sweets, and then Akiko guided me back to the station. I am truly grateful for my experience last night. I feel so blessed to have visited Nagoya and met these wonderful women.

  • Yoshiko Yoshiko

    Enjoy Japanese Home Cooking and Tea Ceremony near Nagoya

    Enjoy Japanese Home Cooking and Tea Ceremony near Nagoya We made a tofu Dish, tofu soup, tofu burger, tofu Dip, tofu Teriyaki and tofu cake. All of them were very OISHIII!
    Thanks to Akiko sensei; her daughter gave us matcha Tea with grape manju. Arigato gozai mashita!

  • Leon Leon

    Enjoy Japanese Home Cooking and Tea Ceremony near Nagoya

    Enjoy Japanese Home Cooking and Tea Ceremony near Nagoya Thank you for your kindness and your great cooking class, and also for Megumi's tea ceremony.
    It was all really fun and educational, and I will certainly try to make some of it at home.
    I will also definitely check out your gyouza recipe!
    If I have any questions about Japanese cooking, I will not hesitate to contact you.
    Thank you for everything!