If you’re curious about the local supermarkets of Kyoto but are intimidated by the endless rows of unknown ingredients, this Kyoto market tour and cooking class is the perfect introduction to Japanese supermarkets and home cooking! You’ll get a tour of the famous Nishiki Market and a local supermarket in the center of Kyoto and learn about Japanese ingredients, then go to the cooking studio with your new loot to whip up something delicious in the kitchen.
You’ll have a choice of making either gyudon (beef donburi) or oyakodon (“parent-and-child” donburi). A donburi is a bowl of cooked rice which is topped by another Japanese food. In addition to gyudon and oyakodon, there are also varieties such as katsudon (topped with tonkatsu, pork cutlet), tendon (topped with tempura), and many others! In the Kyoto Market & Supermarket Tour with Donburi Cooking Class, the gyudon will be made with wagyu (Japanese beef). Or, if you choose to make oyakodon, it will be made with free range chicken and eggs. You can also choose to make it vegan, vegetarian, or halal.
Your choice of either
(1) gyudon (Japanese beef bowl made with wagyu beef) OR
(2) oyakodon (chicken and egg rice bowl made with free-range chicken)
If you are vegan, vegetarian or halal, we will use tofu instead of meat.
All ingredients necessary to make either oyakodon or gyudon
Expertise from a Japanese cooking instructor
Menu – subject to change depending on seasonal ingredients
Japanese tea or water
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
The cooking class takes place in a 140-year-old machiya. Address will be shared upon booking confirmation. It is located just a 2-minute walk from Karasuma Oike Station (Tozai Line & Karasuma Line, Kyoto Municipal Subway).
Please be on time to the class