Mayuko’s Japanese Home Cooking Class in Tokyo

Organized by Mayuko
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Experience Details
Experience Location
3 hours
Number of Guests
3 - 7 guests
Japanese, English, Spanish
Pescetarian, With green tea, Has a gift, With lunch
Learn the fundamentals of Japanese cuisine with Mayuko during her award-winning cooking class in Tokyo, recognized by the Eat Meet Japan 2020 contest.


Join Japanese home cooking teacher, Mayuko in her Tokyo home
Find out about the ingredients for dashi, the soup stock that’s fundamental to Japanese cuisine
Get a local’s perspective as you learn Japanese recipes that are actually cooked at home
Sip sake from a fine selection of glassware
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

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. MENU: Matcha and Japanese sweets Nasu dengaku Salmon chanchanyaki Tomato goma-ae Miso soup Mixed-grain rice 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

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

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: July 29, 2024
¥ 15,500
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals