Grandma Junko’s Kitchen: Nagoya Specialties
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1 - 3 guests
Make Nagoya specialties alongside a local Japanese Grandma! Cook tebasaki chicken wings, kishimen flat udon noodles, and tenmusu onigiri in a warm, welcoming environment (a Japanese home).
Enjoy a 2.5 hour cooking lesson with an English-speaking Japanese Grandma, born and raised in Nagoya
Learn about the history of Nagoya cuisine
Learn how to cook several Nagoya specialty dishes
Take home an English recipe guide
Enjoy a matcha tea-making experience and complimentary Japanese sweets
Grandma Junko’s kitchen is filled with warmth, joy, love, and decades of culinary experience. Born and raised in Nagoya, Grandma Junko turned a passion for healthy Japanese cooking into her purpose. After fine-tuning her cooking skills and harnessing generational recipes, she went on to open a natural food store and teach healthy cooking classes. Today, Grandma Junko wants to share her kitchen-led passions with you! In this cooking class, you’ll learn how to make two Nagoya specialties: tebasaki-style chicken wings, kishimen flat udon noodles, and tenmusu-style onigiri. Tebasaki-style chicken wings are Nagoya's answer to the beloved buffalo wings. What sets them apart is their bold and flavorful seasoning. Marinated in a blend of soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and a hint of spice, the wings are then grilled to perfection. The locals love to pair these wings with a refreshing pint of beer or a glass of local sake, creating the perfect harmony of flavors. While udon noodles are popular throughout Japan, Nagoya has its own versio of this beloved dish with kishimen flat udon noodles. These wide, flat udon noodles are served in a savory soy-based broth, accompanied by an array of toppings like green onions, tempura bits, and slices of grilled pork. The noodles have a satisfying chewiness, and the broth is rich and comforting. Last but definitely not least are tenmusu-style onigiri: a perfectly seasoned ball of sushi rice, lovingly wrapped in a sheet of crispy tempura batter. Yes, you heard it right! Tenmusu combines the crispy goodness of tempura with the comforting simplicity of onigiri. Once you’ve created the three main events, you’ll also learn how to make classic Japanese side dishes like rolled omelets, and spinach in sesame sauce.
3-hour cooking class and meal
Ingredients and cooking tools
English recipe and instructions
Green tea upon arrival
Matcha tea-making experience with seasonal Japanese sweets
Transportation to and from the venue
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Using the subway (Sakura-dori Line : bound for Tokushige) from Nagoya Station is convenient. Get off at Sakurayama Station (S11), about 2 minutes west from Exit7. We will be waiting for you at Sakurayama Subway Station above-ground exit 7.
The maximum number of participants is 4
This experience is unable to support dietary restrictions (unfortunately, the menu cannot be made vegan or gluten-free)
Home to the economic powerhouse and port city of Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture backs onto mountainous landscapes that overlook the two peninsulas surrounding Mikawa Bay and famously fuels its hard-working people with miso, complimentary breakfasts, and more miso.
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(13 - 99)
(6 - 12)
Earliest available date: March 8, 2024
Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.