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Mayuko’s Award-Winning Japanese Home Cooking Class (PRIVATE)

Organized by Mayuko
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Experience Details
Experience Location
3 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 1 guests
Japanese, English, Spanish
Pescetarian, Has a gift, With recipe, With sake, With lunch
Join Mayuko for a private cooking class in Tokyo and learn the essentials of Japanese home cooking. (Eat Meet Japan 2020 Jury Prize)
Join Mayuko for a private Japanese home cooking class in Tokyo
Learn about dashi, the soup stock that’s essential in Japanese cuisine
Get insights from a local, learning recipes that are staples in Japanese home cooking
Sip sake from an elegant selection of glassware
Enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal with Mayuko!
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Located in the upscale residential neighborhood near Meiji Jingu Shrine, you’ll be welcomed into Mayuko’s home for a private cooking class for 1-6 people that teaches the fundamentals of Japanese cuisine. Tourists in Japan don’t usually have the opportunity to visit a local’s home and enjoy authentic home-cooked Japanese food, so Mayuko decided to open her home to foreign visitors and teach them about the cooking techniques and real, everyday ingredients used in Japanese home kitchens. During this hands-on private cooking class in Tokyo in her cozy home, she’ll teach you how to make authentic dishes that, unlike sushi and ramen, people often cook from scratch at home! First, you’ll have a cup of frothy matcha tea which you’ll whisk yourself, a Japanese sweet, and a chat with Mayuko. She will then introduce 2 staple ingredients used in dashi soup stock (the base for a variety of Japanese dishes), along with 3 types of Japanese miso which will be used in various recipes during the class. This private cooking class will teach you how to make dishes like nasu dengaku (miso-glazed grilled eggplant), salmon chanchanyaki (salmon and vegetables seasoned with chunky miso sauce), tomato goma-ae (tomato dressed with nutty and sweet sesame sauce), and miso soup with in-season veggies. You’ll taste as you go, getting familiar with the flavors of Japanese cuisine. Finally, with the hard work out of the way, you’ll sit down to your home-cooked feast, and enjoy chatting and eating with Mayuko. She’ll also serve sake and let you choose a glass from her stunning selection of glassware, including elegantly sparkling Edo kiriko cups. Mayuko’s radiant energy and love of teaching Japanese cuisine make this cooking class truly special. Come and join her to get a local’s perspective on Japanese home cooking, and learn how she became a Japanese cooking sensei. MENU: Matcha with Japanese sweets Nasu dengaku Salmon chanchanyaki Tomato goma-ae Miso soup Mixed-grain rice Japanese sake
Expert tips from a bilingual cooking teacher
Ingredients and tools to make home-cooked dishes
Recipes in English
Japanese sake
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Meeting point info will be given upon booking confirmation
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please select the package option for the number of guests who will be attending and choose “Adult(1).”
If 1~3 people will join, please tell us exactly how many people are coming in the additional notes section on the checkout page.
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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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: June 3, 2024
¥ 58,333
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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