Vegan & Gluten-Free Japanese Cooking with a Chef in Tokyo

Organized by Chef Chiaki
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Duration
2.5 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 5 guests
Accessibility
Stroller Accessible
Language
English
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Vegan, Vegetarian
At Chef Chiaki’s kitchen in Nishi-Nippori, turn seasonal ingredients and fresh organic vegetables into a gluten-free and vegan Japanese multi-course feast, which you’ll enjoy with tea and dessert.
Highlights
Learn to make a vegan and gluten-free Japanese meal consisting of several dishes like sushi, miso soup, and more, with a professional chef specialized in plant-based cooking
Enjoy your fresh lunch made with seasonal ingredients, Japanese tea, and a seasonal dessert
Take home a recipe booklet so you can make these dishes again at home
Convenient location in Nishi Nippori, central Tokyo, only a short train or bus ride from Ueno, Akihabara, and Nippori
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Conveniently near Ueno, Nippori is a textile district home to fascinating historical sites tucked away in nostalgic retro streets. Nippori Station is one of the busiest in Tokyo, usually bustling with airport visitors, commuters, and DIY enthusiasts. One stop away, near Nishi-Nippori Station, you’ll find this unique cooking class, perfect for those who want to enjoy Japanese home cooking without compromising their gluten-free and vegan diets. With guidance from a Japanese professional chef and restaurant owner, you'll transform organic and seasonal ingredients into a Japanese-style meal. Following the true spirit of Japanese cooking, the exact food contents will vary depending on the season but include classic Japanese dishes like sushi, miso soup, and ichigo daifuku, entirely vegan and gluten-free. Sample Spring Menu (subject to change depending on availability and seasonality): -Vegan & gluten-free sushi (chirashi sushi and rolls) -Home-style miso soup with seasonal vegetables -Seasoned mashed tofu salad (shira-ae) -Sweet bean paste and strawberry-filled mochi (ichigo daifuku) -Organic Japanese tea Your host, Chiaki, is a professional chef and local business owner. When she’s not busy running her plant-based restaurant in Nagoya or managing the operations of her organic products shop, Chiaki enjoys sharing her love for plant-based and gluten-free cooking with international visitors. Chef Chiaki draws from her extensive experience as a cooking teacher in Canada and China to create cooking classes that are both fun and educational. With that in mind, she not only teaches Japanese cooking methods, ingredients, and recipes but also explains fascinating insights about Japanese food culture and its history, finishing it off with a delicious meal for everyone to enjoy, no matter their dietary needs.
Inclusions
Ingredients and utensils
A certified cooking instructor bilingual in Japanese and English
Organic drinks
A take-home recipe booklet
Exclusions
Transportation to and from the meeting point
Additional drinks & purchases
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Meet your host 10 minutes before the class start time at a designated meeting point 3 minutes walk from Nishi-Nippori Station. More detailed information and a Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.
Remarks
Please note that the class is not private, so there might be other participants joining on the same day.
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: June 4, 2024
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals