Nature Walk & Japanese Cooking Class in Tokyo: Ramen & Gyoza

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3 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 4 guests
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Family-friendly
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Take a scenic nature walk, then make original recipe ramen & gyoza at a home cooking class in Tokyo! Enjoy your handmade ramen & gyoza alongside side dishes, dessert, & drinks.
Highlights
Enjoy a leisurely stroll through a green area in Setagaya ward in Tokyo.
Experience an authentic, hands-on cooking class in a traditional Japanese home.
Receive expert guidance from a seasoned Japanese cooking instructor (who would love you to stay in touch & welcomes any questions you may have post-experience).
Make original recipe ramen and gyoza from scratch, then enjoy them alongside seasonal vegetable side dishes, drinks, and dessert.
Take home a special keepsake.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
If ramen, gyoza, and a nature walk through green gardens in Tokyo is your idea of heaven on earth, then this experience is for you! Begin with a scenic walk through a green area in Setagaya, Tokyo, then venture on to Tomokita-san’s home cooking studio. Here, you’ll unleash your inner chef with a ramen and gyoza cooking lesson. Tomokita-san, a certified cooking instructor, draws from a decade in Thailand and five years in Mexico, infusing her culinary expertise with diverse cultural influences. She pioneered her first cooking class in Mexico, offering instruction in Japanese, Thai, Chinese, and Korean cuisines to international expats, showcasing a remarkable 15-year expatriate journey. Nature walk: You'll meet your host at Todoroki Station. From there, you'll embark on a tranquil journey into a beautiful green area. Tomikita-san used to take guests to the Todoroki Valley, a verdant oasis that boasts lush foliage, majestic bamboo groves, hidden shrines, and meandering riverbanks. Since the valley is temporarily closed, she now opts for another nature walk through beautiful Japanese gardens in the area Ramen and gyoza cooking class: As you reach the end of your outdoor adventure, you’ll make your way to Tomokita-san’s home cooking studio. Whether you’re just friends or in a serious relationship with your kitchen, you can attend and enjoy this cooking class; Tomokita-san has created original recipes that are easy to follow and replicate at home. You’ll make authentic Japanese ramen and gyoza from scratch–from prep and mix to cook and assemble. Once you’ve finished making your tasty duo of dishes, sit back, relax, and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Along with your handmade ramen and gyoza, Tomokita-san has prepared two seasonal veg appetizers using homegrown ingredients! And what’s a meal without dessert? There’s a variety of sweet choices on offer, including matcha jelly with matcha ice cream and matcha cake. Then, wash it down with homemade umeshu (plum wine).
Inclusions
Professional cooking lesson with a certified instructor
Ingredients to make ramen & gyoza (plus aprons, towels, & other items needed for the class)
Food: ramen, gyoza, 2 seasonal appetizers, dessert, seasonal fruit
Drinks: Homemade umeshu (plum wine) and one beer
A keepsake to take home as a souvenir
Exclusions
Transportation to and from the experience location
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Go out the Todoroki Station ticket gate, turn left and walk 2 minutes to a 7-eleven store where you will meet your host. More detailed information and a Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.
Remarks
As you’ll be eating the ramen & gyoza you make during the cooking class, we recommend eating a light breakfast/bringing your appetite (it’s a generous amount of food)
Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate guests under 11 years of age
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: April 23, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals