Cooking & Culture with Chieko: Omurice & Calligraphy (Chiba)

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Duration
3 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 8 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
English
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Vegetarian
Master a beloved Japanese fusion dish at Chieko’s home cooking class in Chiba! Learn how to make omurice (fried rice topped with a creamy omelet) & various side dishes. Includes a calligraphy lesson.

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Guests will be picked up from Chiba Station by the host
Learn authentic Japanese cooking techniques from a certified cooking instructor
Learn how to make omurice (creamy Japanese omelet) & side dishes at a home cooking class in Chiba
Enjoy a Japanese calligraphy lesson
Take home English-language recipes to recreate the dishes at home
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

Omurice: a jiggling, soft, and creamy omelet sitting on a bed of fried rice topped with tomato sauce. You may have seen this beloved comfort food making the rounds on TikTok and Instagram. Join Chieko for a home cooking class in Chiba to master the art of this beloved Japanese comfort dish. Chieko's culinary journey began in Tokushima, where her family's farming heritage ensured fresh ingredients year-round. From there, she traversed Japan and even Los Angeles, honing her passion for food and its power to bring happiness. Guided by her mother's culinary finesse and inspired by the harmony of ingredients, Chieko's mission is to foster an appreciation for Japanese culture through its cuisine. Omurice's origins can be traced back to the 1900s when Western influence influenced Japanese culinary traditions. It was in this era of experimentation that omurice emerged, merging a Western breakfast staple (omelets) with a Japanese comfort food (fried rice). This recipe brilliantly encapsulates the Japanese penchant for adopting and adapting foreign flavors into their cuisine. The foundation is a bed of fluffy, seasoned fried rice. The rice is often stir-fried with vegetables, proteins, and a hint of ketchup or demi-glace sauce. A thin, delicate omelet envelops the rice, ensuring each bite perfectly balances textures and flavors. The finishing touch involves drizzling the omelet with more sauce, whether ketchup, demi-glace, or a combination of both. After you've made and enjoyed your handmade meal, learn the art of Japanese calligraphy! Write your favorite Japanese words, names, or characters (hiragana, katakana, kanji). Experience flow: Be picked up at Chiba Station (by your host) and transferred to the experience location Exchange greetings, settle in, and head to the kitchen Learn about Japanese cooking techniques and tools Make omurice and various side dishes Enjoy your handmade meal Calligraphy lesson

Inclusions

Ingredients to make omurice (creamy Japanese omelet) and various side dishes
A bilingual (Japanese & English) certified cooking instructor
Enjoy your handmade meal at the end of the cooking class
Japanese calligraphy lesson

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Transportation to and from the experience location

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

JR Chiba Station

Remarks

Please arrive on time

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

It’s not just about Disney and Narita Airport in Tokyo’s westward neighbor — Chiba is also a must-visit for sports, nature, agriculture, and history, giving the capital a real run for its money.
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Earliest available date: July 26, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals