Healthy Japanese Cooking Class with a Chef in Kamata (Tokyo)

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Duration
3 hours
Number of Guests
4 - 8 guests
Language
English
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Pescetarian
Prepare a simple and tasty Japanese meal in a homely local cafe in Kamata, Tokyo! Learn to make miso soup and how to use dashi broth powder with a chef specializing in fermented and healthy foods.
Highlights
Learn to cook a multi-dish Japanese meal using fresh ingredients, additive-free dashi broth powder and fermented foods, and enjoy your handmade meal.
Your host is a licensed cook and local cafe owner, passionate about using dashi broth to elevate the flavors of traditional Japanese foods.
This experience takes place at Etsuko’s home cafe close to Kamata Station, easy to reach from central Tokyo, Kanagawa, and Haneda Airport.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
With its glowing shopping arcades and many izakaya pubs, Kamata is one of Tokyo’s most entertaining neighborhoods. Relatively near Haneda Airport, and easy to access from central Tokyo and Kanagawa, the area somehow avoids the tourist crowds. Still, it is lively with locals out for shopping or drinks both day and night. Among the area's many shops and restaurants is a spacious home cafe run by Etsuko, a fermented foods enthusiast and pro chef. Here, you will take part in an engaging lesson about traditional Japanese cuisine (washoku) and fermented foods. Etsuko will give you an overview of Japanese cooking and its nutritional benefits before moving on to a hands-on experience in which you will assemble a tasty and balanced meal of several dishes. You'll cook using fresh produce, rice, miso, and dashi (a broth powder with seaweed and fish). Etsuko cares deeply about the quality of ingredients and uses only additive-free dashi, which you will also get as a keepsake to use back home. Sample menu: ・Rice dish ・Miso soup ・2 side dishes using seasonal and fresh vegetables ・Main dish ・Fruits An English-speaking guide, Mao, will also be there to ensure smooth communication with Etsuko. Etsuko is a licensed cook passionate about dashi and its many uses and properties. After renovating her home, she opened a cafe on-site serving meals made with additive-free powdered dashi broth and shio koji (koji prepared with salt), both key ingredients that infuse umami into her specialty home-cooked foods. Drawing from her experience as an eatery owner, Etsuko will tell you all the keys to elevate your Japanese cooking using the power of fermented foods and natural ingredients.
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Ingredients and utensils
Water and tea
A small bag of additive-free dashi broth powder (PEPTICCO) to take home
Exclusions
Transportation to and from the venue
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
In front of Starbucks at Kamata Station (West Exit).
Remarks
Please note that this is not a private experience, so there might be other participants.
If your group has less than 4 people, please notify the host upon booking.
The class is suitable for pescatarians, but not vegans or vegetarians because dashi (soup stock that contains fish) is used.
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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Over 14 million residents call Tokyo home. Functioning as Japan's economic and cultural center, it's no surprise the metropolis often appears at the top of travelers' bucket lists. Here, you can find everything from traditional tea houses to futuristic skyscrapers.
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Earliest available date: April 27, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals