Gyoza dumplings are crispy-on-the-outside juicy-on-the-inside Japanese potstickers. A staple of izakayas (traditional gastropubs) in Japan, gyoza is also a fun home-cooked dish that can get family or friends involved in the kitchen. In many households, the gyoza wrappers are bought pre-made from the supermarket, but not in this Wagyu Beef and Gyoza Bento Class! Everything will be made from scratch, from the gyoza wrappers to the minced meat. You’ll also learn how to properly fold and pleat the gyoza, making perfect pockets of meat!
Additionally, you’ll learn to cook three classic Japanese side dishes, make miso soup, and cook up some juicy slices of Japanese wagyu beef. Then, you’ll pan-fry your gyoza until they are perfectly golden brown and assemble your wagyu beef and gyoza bento! Along with your meal, you can also enjoy your choice of drink (a glass of raw sake or plum wine) if you are of legal drinking age in Japan. Those under the legal drinking age of 20 years old can enjoy a sweet koji pudding with brown rice syrup and green tea.
Learn how to make gyoza, from making the gyoza wrappers to mincing the meat to wrapping the dumplings
Grill up some sizzling wagyu beef, cook 3 side dishes, and make miso soup
Assemble your wagyu beef and gyoza bento
Treat yourself with some Japanese raw sake, plum wine, or koji pudding for dessert
After the cooking class, the cooking instructor can show you around the area, including a local shopping street and temple, so you can get a feel for local life in Japan (optional)
One water bottle
Borrow an apron and cooking tools
All ingredients are provided
A drink (raw sake or plum wine) or dessert with green tea
Recipes to take home
Meeting Point and Meeting Time:
The meeting location is at Chitose Funabashi Station (Odakyu Line). The host will meet you by the red postal box outside of the ticket gate and will walk you to the cooking class location (an 8-minute walk from the station).
The cooking instructor has a 12-year-old chihuahua named Colin at her house to welcome you! He will stay in another room during the cooking class, but he is very friendly and sweet.
Please note that the legal drinking age in Japan is 20 years old. The dessert set will be provided for underage participants.