Vegan Cooking Class: Saeko’s Creamy Ramen & Crispy Gyoza

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Duration
3 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 5 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
English
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Vegan, Vegetarian, Rain or shine, With dessert
Join Saeko–a pro chef, food stylist, & recipe developer–at her home in Osaka for a vegan ramen & gyoza cooking class! Develop cooking skills, learn about ingredients, then enjoy your handmade meal.

Highlights

Japanese home cooking class in Osaka alongside a professional chef
Explanation of Japanese ingredients and culture
Learn how to make vegan ramen broth, garnishes (vegan chashu), gyoza wrappers, and fillings
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

Vegan food is still relatively under the radar in Japan, and while it’s becoming popular in major cities like Tokyo, it takes effort and research to find. Well, our vegan friends, never fear! Join Saeko – a professional chef, food stylist, and recipe developer – for a vegan ramen and gyoza cooking class in Osaka! You’ll learn to make creamy vegan ramen (from broth to toppings), and crispy vegan gyoza (from wrappers to fillings), then enjoy your handmade meal. Saeko began her Japanese home cooking journey in 2018 when she opened her studio in Osaka. Prior to this, she traveled extensively (to over 21 countries) and had a stint working as a Japanese chef in Denmark. These overseas experiences sparked Saeko’s interest in connecting with other cultures through food, having taught over 500 foreign students. After her Denmark adventure ended, she returned to Osaka – her home city – and developed her own series of cooking classes (which you’ll get to experience today). Your vegan cooking adventure takes place in Saeko’s home kitchen. After greeting you warmly, Saeko will apron you up and guide you to your cooking station. You’ll make creamy vegan ramen, including broth and various vegan toppings. Once you’ve assembled your bowl, it’s time to move on to the gyoza! You’ll learn how to make vegan gyoza wrappers and fillings, then move them into the pan for a fry. Ramen and gyoza are quintessential Japanese foods, but vegan variations are harder to come by! Once you’ve chopped, sliced, filled, rolled, wrapped, and fried your tasty foods, you’ve earned a break. Take a seat and enjoy your handmade vegan creations, sharing laughs and a meal with your fellow classmates and Saeko. But wait, the magic doesn’t end there! Savor a sweet dessert and take home an English-language recipe booklet to recreate these vegan dishes for your friends and family back home. Please note that this class might be held at the same time as a non-vegan class.

Inclusions

Premade noodles, ingredients to make ramen and gyoza, a small dessert to enjoy with your handmade meal
Tea/water
English recipe booklet
Apron and kitchen utensils

Exclusions

Transportation to and from the venue

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

The meeting point will be Senri-chuo Station on the Midosuji Subway Line. It takes 15-30 mins to reach Senri-chuo Station from the center of Osaka by Midosuji Subway Line without transfer (15 mins from Shin-Osaka or 30 mins from Namba.)

Remarks

Private booking is available.
Standard class participants must be over 5 years of age, but private classes can accommodate guests under 4 years old.
Please be careful with fire and knives (guardians of younger participants are asked to pay close attention)

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

Osaka Prefecture is the birthplace of Kansai-style okonomiyaki and many classic Japanese street foods. Centered around Osaka (the prefectural capital), the clash of trade, traditions, and modern technologies contributes to the dynamic energy of this prefecture overlooking Osaka Bay.
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals