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The Art of Dashi: Cooking Class with Chef Shikawatari

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Experience Details
Experience Location
2 hours
Number of Guests
5 - 10 guests
Chinese, Japanese, English, Korean
With recipe
Enjoy a premium cooking class with Chef Shogo Shikawatari, starring an essential element of Japanese cuisine: dashi soup stock.
Take part in a cooking class that explores the core of Japanese cuisine and its possibilities, featuring dashi stock
Learn about dashi from a renowned Japanese chef at his restaurant, Kappo Ikkon
Feast on the scrumptious dishes made during the class
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
This is a Japanese cooking class that goes behind sushi and provides you with tips about Japanese cuisine and recipes using dashi, the ever-present ingredient that enhances umami-rich dishes. Your chef is Shogo Shikawatari, no less! He has appeared in many shows in Japan and across Asia, owns a high-end restaurant, and serves as a restaurant consultant for numerous establishments around Asia. His restaurant is among the first offered a Michelin star when the gastronomy guide first reached Japan. But Chef Shikawatari refused the star to keep his restaurant members-only. To set foot inside, you need an invitation from one of the members, and must make a reservation months in advance, which makes this an ultra-exclusive experience. Hit the back alleys of glamorous Roppongi Hills and meet the chef. You’ll be gifted with a front-row-seat view and enjoy an up-close demonstration held by a high-profile master of Japanese cuisine, or washoku. You’ll be shown different brewing techniques for dashi and learn how to incorporate this pivotal component into four exquisite main dishes imbued with Japanese flavors. Whether you’re a cooking amateur or you have a finely-attuned palate, roll up your sleeves! After the demonstration, it’s your turn at cooking a Michelin star-worthy fare. Chef Shikawatari will oversee the process and walk you through difficult steps so that you can infuse your dishes with delectable combinations of flavors. Relish the dishes made in the class together with the chef, your friends, and family! And don’t forget to take the chance to ask your chef some questions and learn his secrets. Menu: -Chawanmushi (a savory egg custard dish using dashi and light soy sauce) -Jibuni (a simmered dish with chicken and dashi with dark soy sauce) -A simmered Japanese miso radish dish -Shredded seabream and white rice steamed with dashi in an earthenware pot -Side dishes made with the left-over scraps to minimize food waste as typical of Japanese cuisine
Instruction and supervision by Chef Shikawatari
Professional translator (English, Chinese, or Korean)
All ingredients
An exclusive lunch at Kappo Ikkon with the chef
Any additional food and beverages
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Meet your chef directly at the restaurant
Please book this experience at least 2 months in advance
Please be reminded to arrive on time at the venue
Cancellation Policy
Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Experience Location

Minato Ward is one of the most international districts of Tokyo, home to several embassies, large Japanese corporations, headquarters for foreign businesses, and international schools. Upscale commercial and residential areas such as Roppongi, Akasaka, and Aoyama, and Azaku are located in Minato. Here, you can find the iconic Tokyo Tower, Mori Art Museum for contemporary art, and Nezu Museum for traditional East Asian art.
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Earliest available date: June 5, 2024
¥ 30,000
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals