This cooking class will not only introduce seasonal fresh fish like sashimi but also teach you how to cook whole fish. Inspired by his international gourmet experiences, Captain Mikio’s class is not limited to teaching Japanese cuisine techniques, and he may also teach about cuisines from around the world. His main goal, however, is to introduce Japanese cuisine, culture, and the hidden places that are known only to locals.
During this fish market tour and cooking class, you’ll visit a local fish market with the captain and learn how to identify if a fish is fresh or not. This fish market, called Funato, is frequented by the chef of Ryotei, a famous fine-dining restaurant in Tokyo, so Captain Mikio considers it the best market in Tokyo.
After selecting some fresh and seasonal fish, you will learn how to handle a whole fish, and cook it in a variety of cuisines. Captain Mikio will also teach about how to properly use and sharpen Japanese knives. Enjoy the freshest seafood, and prepare a fresh seafood meal from scratch during this Flying Gourmet cooking class!
The instructor of the cooking class, Captain Mikio, has a chef license in Japan. He is an active pilot who has traveled extensively. He has over 10 years of experience conducting cooking classes in Japan, Canada, Germany, Holland, Paris, Los Angeles, and across the world. He is also a member of a gourmet travel group and has connections to local restaurants and fish markets in Tokyo. Welcome aboard this experience and prepare for a delicious trip!
The menu changes depending on the season and available ingredients at the market. Captain Mikio chooses from his arsenal of over 100 recipes to select the most suitable dishes. See the sample menu below for an example.
Sample Menu (Feb. 2020)
-Ika shiokara (salted squid)
-Squid ink fideuà
-Mediterranean-style grilled squid
-Simmered octopus and potato
-Greek-style octopus stew
The next class is on April 4th.
Market visit if time permits
Few glasses of sake or wine
Own bottle of water, transportation to the location.
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
We will meet at Nishi Magome Station (Toei Asakusa Line).
Please note that the next class will be held on April 4th.
Big classes may take longer than 5 hours, because we have a party after the lesson. There is no extra fee, so feel welcome to join!