Visit Mayuko’s warm and inviting home, located close to Meiji Jingu, and experience Japanese cuisine through the eyes of a local during this hands-on cooking class in Tokyo. In her cozy kitchen, you’ll learn how to make traditional Japanese dishes that the Japanese really cook and eat at home.
First, everyone will get to know each other over a cup of hand-whisked matcha tea paired with a sweet Japanese treat. Then, Mayuko will jump into the teaching portion of the class, introducing two key ingredients that are used to make dashi: the Japanese soup stock that forms the base of a huge variety of dishes in Japanese cuisine. She’ll also show you three types of miso, all from different regions of Japan, and you’ll get to taste them before using them in different dishes.
The menu for this cooking class in Tokyo includes dishes like nasu dengaku, a miso-glazed and blowtorched eggplant dish; salmon chanchanyaki, salmon fillets cooked in chunky miso sauce; tomato goma-ae, a fresh-tasting and vibrant tomato dish dressed with fragrant sesame sauce; and warming miso soup made with seasonal vegetables.
After learning how to make these staple dishes in Japanese home cooking, sit down together for a delicious and heartwarming meal. You’ll also be served sake, choosing your glass from Mayuko’s beautiful selection of glassware which includes glittering Edo kiriko (cut-glass) cups.
Mayuko truly shares a local’s perspective to home cooking in Japan, with a lively energy, warmth, and enthusiasm that radiates from her. Learn about recommended spots and restaurants that locals actually visit and hear the story of how she came to become a Japanese cooking teacher.
Matcha and Japanese sweets
Japanese sake (nihonshu)
Expertise from a bilingual cooking teacher
All ingredients and tools for the Japanese home cooking class in Tokyo
Recipe booklet in English
Sake served in beautiful glassware, like Edo kiriko cups
Souvenir to take home
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Meeting instructions will be shared in the welcome email upon booking confirmation
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, please wear masks while cooking