Tokyo Cooking Class: Seasonal Washoku Cuisine

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Experience Location
Duration
3 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 6 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
English
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Vegan, Vegetarian, Near station
Learn how to make Japanese cuisine (Washoku) during this hands-on cooking class in Tokyo! Make an Ichiju Sansai meal (soup, rice, main, sides), enjoy your meal, & take home valuable cooking skills.
Highlights
Learn about Omotenashi – A traditional Japanese concept that embodies the spirit of selfless hospitality and service
Learn about Washoku, Ichiju Sansai, and Japanese Cooking Techniques
Learn key Japanese phrases used during cooking, mealtimes, and more
Cook using fresh, seasonal ingredients – No MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) used
Enjoy an educational and engaging cultural experience in a private setting
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Learn how to make authentic Japanese food with this Washoku cooking class in Tokyo! Washoku is the traditional Japanese cuisine known for its emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients and the artful presentation of food. You’ll make an Ichiju Sansai meal (soup, rice, one main, two side dishes), learn about Japanese culture, culinary customs, ingredients, etiquette, and hospitality. Experience Inclusions: A warm welcome with Japanese tea A brief class introduction Learn about the history, culture, and ingredients of Japanese cooking Cooking demonstration by an English-speaking instructor Ichiju Sansai cooking class: Soup, rice, one main, two side dishes Enjoy your handmade meal This cooking class highlights Ichiju Sansai (soup, rice, main, sides), which is the foundation of Washoku (Japanese cuisine). Washoku is the traditional Japanese cuisine known for its emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients and the artful presentation of food. It values a meal's balance of flavors, textures, and colors, creating a harmonious and nourishing dining experience. Ichiju Sansai is a fundamental concept in Japanese dining. It refers to a traditional meal structure comprising a bowl of soup, rice, a main dish, and two accompanying side dishes. This approach ensures a balanced, varied, visually appealing representation of different food groups in a single meal. The menu for this cooking class will rotate according to the seasons. However, we’ve created sample seasonal menus below to give you an idea of what’s on offer: Spring: Takenoko Gohan – Steamed Rice with Bamboo Shoots and Seasonal Vegetable Side Dishes Summer: Goya Chanpuru – Bitter Melon Stir-Fried with Tofu, Pork, and Seasonal Vegetable Side Dishes Autumn: Kuri Gohan – Chestnut Rice and Seasonal Vegetable Side Dishes Winter: Tonjiru – Miso Soup with Pork, Vegetables, and Seasonal Vegetable Side Dishes
Inclusions
Professional cooking class
Ingredients, apron rental, cooking utensils
English-language recipe
Non-alcoholic drinks (water, tea, etc.)
Souvenir (dashi stock)
Exclusions
Transportation to/from the meeting point
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
3-15-3 Uehara, 151-0064 Shibuya City, JP The host will see you at Yahoo! Mart by ASKUL and go to her house together (10min before the starting time)
Remarks
Flexible menu: Kindly provide preferences & details during the booking process – We’ll do our best to accommodate your preferences (main ingredients, particular recipes, etc.)
Dietary information: Please inform us of any allergies when making your reservation, and note this class can be modified for vegan or vegetarian diets
For participants under 7 years old, please consult with us upon booking.
Arrive at the meeting place 10 minutes before the class begins.
Feel free to bring your own alcohol if desired.
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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Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals