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Umami Cooking Class in Kyoto Featuring Local Delicacies

Organized by Shirakawa
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Duration
3.5 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 4 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
English
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Halal, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian
Learn how to cook umami Japanese food from scratch, including classic Kyoto staple dishes!

Highlights

Learn to make umami Japanese home cooked foods
Learn to make dashi stock from scratch
Enjoy Japanese sweet treats and match green tea
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
+
Host will donate 24 meals

Experience Details

In this cooking class, you’ll be introduced to the art of cooking Japanese Zen dishes, often served at Zen temples across Japan. The class will include preparing for, making, and cooking a full course meal from scratch. We will begin with a sesame tofu appetizer, often served at the start of any meal because of its symbolism of hospitality. This is then followed by a “yuba” dish (beancurd appetizer), also a common dish in many Kyoto cuisine. Salads made from fresh produce will also be something you’ll have a hand in arranging, including the citrus dressing that you will concoct from scratch. Once we are done preparing and making the appetizers, we will move on to the making of dashi stock, a savory broth that is fundamental to most Japanese cooking. The dashi broth will be used in the cooking of the next few dishes, which include “namafu dengaku” (toasted wheat gluten) and teriyaki chicken or fish. If you are a vegetarian, we are more than happy to replace the meats with “shiraae,” a tofu salad, served with a vegetarian sauce. In addition to these dishes, there will also be small side dishes to complement the meal. To conclude the meal, we will be hand-making and molding our Japanese wagashi, which can be enjoyed with a warm bowl of matcha green tea, whisked from refined matcha powder, harvested from the Kyoto region. You will also learn what each condiment, sauce and ingredient is used for in each step of the cooking process, so that you can customize and enhance flavors to your own taste, should you wish to replicate the dishes at home later on!

Inclusions

Japanese foods: appetizers and Japanese dishes
Japanese sweet treat and matcha green tea
Apron, recipes to take home

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Transportation costs

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

Meeting point address: 36 Hishiya cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto Meeting instructions: In front of Nakagyo Post Office, at 36 Hishiya cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto, 5 minutes from Hankyu Karasuma Station.

Remarks

If you want to go grocery shopping, we can go to Yaoichi supermarket, and/or tea shop after cooking which is 1 min away from the cooking studio.

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

Featuring beautiful landscapes from mountain to sea, Kyoto Prefecture conveys traditional Japanese culture through its architecture and gardens, art and artisanal crafts, and delicious local cuisine made from regional produce.
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Earliest available date: July 19, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
+
Host will donate 24 meals