Traditional Japanese Cooking Class with Grandma Junko

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Duration
3 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 3 guests
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible
Language
Japanese, English
Learn how to cook alongside Grandma Junko in Nagoya! You'll learn about traditional Japanese cuisine (washoku), cook a tasty meal using regional ingredients, and cultivate lifelong cooking skills.
Highlights
3 hour cooking lesson with a Grandma Junko, an English-speaking Nagoya resident with decades of cooking experience
Cook a traditional Japanese meal
Learn about how healthy Japanese food contributes to life longevity
Experience washoku dining
Make matcha tea and enjoy Japanese sweets (wagashi)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
+
Host will donate 14 meals
Experience Details
There's nothing like Grandma's cooking, which you'll get to experience in this heartwarming cooking experience in Nagoya. Grandma Junko was born and raised in Nagoya, where she has nurtured her passion for healthy Japanese food and cooking. She turned her passion into her purpose by opening a natural food store, later making her first foray into teaching with a healthy cake and natural yeast bread cooking class. A licensed cook, stickler for hygiene, and self-proclaimed vegetable sommelier, hosts like Grandma Junko are hard to come by! This cooking experience will teach you lifelong skills and the beauty of traditional Japanese cuisine (washoku). Washoku can be broken down into two components, 'wa' (Japan) and 'shoku' (food or to eat)–this term is steeped in history and represents the food of Japan. Care to learn more? Well, you're in luck! Your host–Grandma Junko–happens to be an expert in washoku cooking and is eager to share her knowledge with you. During this hands-on experience, Grandma Junko will teach you about washoku philosophies and key ingredients used for this style of cooking. Shio koji–a condiment used for marinades/seasoning–is a white paste comprised up of koji (a bacteria starter), rice, and salt. Shio koji, miso paste, and soy sauce are cornerstones of washoku cooking. Speaking of cooking, what's on the menu today? You'll be creating an 'ichiju sansai' meal, translating to 'one soup, three dishes'–a concept that ensures a balanced meal. You'll have a choice between two set menus, however, both will have two sides and a soup in common. Upon booking, please leave a note whether you'd like to prepare to make teriyaki chicken or salmon. Chicken: Grilled red miso chicken, Japanese rolled omelet, spinach with sesame sauce, Grandma Junko’s hearty soup, and 2 onigiri (salmon flakes and katsuobushi) Salmon: Grilled koji salt salmon, Japanese rolled omelet, mashed tofu salad, pork miso soup, and 2 onigiri (salmon flake and katsuobushi)
Inclusions
3 hour cooking class and meal
Ingredients and cooking tools
English recipe and instructions
A cup of green tea upon arrival
Matcha tea-making experience with seasonal Japanese sweets (wagashi)
Exclusions
Transportation to and from the experience location
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) from Exit7. We will be waiting for you at Sakurayama Subway Station above-ground exit 7.
Remarks
Maximum number of people is 3
Wheelchair friendly
Unable to support dietary restrictions (regrettably, the menu cannot be made vegan or gluten-free)
Upon booking, please leave a note whether you'd like to prepare to make teriyaki chicken or salmon
Note that one group of participants can only select one of either dish.

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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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Earliest available date: March 1, 2024
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
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Host will donate 14 meals